LIBIS aanwezig op de 1ste conferentie "Digital Infrastructures for Researchers (DI4R) "

Deze week gaat in Krakau de eerste conferentie “Digital Infrastructures for Researchers” (DI4R) door. Met het thema “Serving the user base” komen zowel grote research infrastructure providers als GEANT (eduroam), EUDAT (preserving, finding, accessing data), en OpenAire (open scholarship) als kleinere use cases van technische research support service providers aan bod.

Roxanne Wyns van LIBIS is aanwezig en gaf op woensdag 28 september de presentatie “Challenges for researchers in the Digital Humanities. Custom development vs. sustainable research infrastructures” tijdens de sessie “Community challenges”. De presentatie van Roxanne kan je hier terugvinden. Voor andere interessante presentaties kan je terecht op de website

De dienstverleningen voor onderzoekers die LIBIS, samen met het Digitaal Labo van de KU Leuven Universiteitsbibliotheek aanbiedt, zijn terug te vinden op onze website.

Presentaties Igelu Conferentie en Developers Day

Begin september vond de 11de Igelu* Conferentie en de Igelu Developpers Day plaats. Verschillende LIBIS collega's mochten er een presentatie geven

Mehmet Celik (Senior Business Consultant, KU Leuven/LIBIS): A short talk on the Igelu Developpers Day "A simple collection viewer for the new Primo UI"
The new UI is officially released and now the time is right to build widgets and tools for it. I ported an image collection viewer we build a while ago in our old UI.
Download zijn presentatie hier.

Veerle Kerstens (Project Manager, KU Leuven/LIBIS): Preparing for a new Primo
LIBIS is one of the b├Ęta testers of the new Primo UI. We manage a library network of about 30 institutions. We took the opportunity to evaluate our current user interface: how is it perceived, how is it used ? We organized focus groups in fall 2015 and analyzed usage information. When testing the new interface, the concerns that emerged from this evaluation were taken into account. We also followed up on consortial issues and expect the new Primo UI will address them adequately. We conducted usability tests; the sessions were observed by a team of library staff. This approach helped us to come to a common understanding of issues: “seeing is believing”. The aim is to organize this usability testing on a frequent basis in order to get more insight in how our users experience Primo, to give feedback to Ex Libris in the context of the development of the new UI as well as to optimize our Primo. I’d like to share our experiences, outcomes of the testing and plans for our Primo sites.
Download haar presentatie hier.

Gijs Noels(Business Consultant, KU Leuven/LIBIS): "Cashless BIB”: in relation to ALMA
Cashless payment methods have become a standard in our daily lives. The need or necessity for cash is gradually disappearing. Upon reflection, KULeuven (Belgium) University Libraries, has missed former “cashless waves” such as payment kiosks. The goal of this session is to give insight on how we’re reversing the situation from cash to cashless, optimizing cash flows, and how we integrate cashless payment methods with ALMA.
Download zijn presentatie hier.

* International Group of ExLibris Users

Mehmet Celik wint de Azriel Morag Award for Innovation

Op de jaarlijkse Igelu-meeting in Trondheim, Noorwegen heeft Mehmet Celik van LIBIS de Azriel Morag Award for Innovation ontvangen. De Azriel Morag Award wordt jaarlijks uitgereikt aan een persoon die initiatief of innovatie heeft getoond in een bibliotheek gerelateerd domein zoals technologie of een product van Ex Libris. De winnaar wordt aangekondigd op de jaarlijkse Igelu-meeting en krijgt daar de kans om zijn verwezenlijkingen te tonen.

"Mehmet was chosen for his work on the jQuery.Primo library. Institutions worldwide use jQuery.Primo to customise their Primo installations. It was Mehmet who came with an open-minded, creative and intelligent approach with what later became the jQuery.Primo library.”

Meer informatie over de j.Query.Primo vind je terug in LIBISzine 11, p.11.