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The Open-Platform Program: A Year in Review


Solution Updates

Onward and Upward to Primo in the Cloud

Ex Libris Alma: Building an Infrastructure for Collaboration

A Voyage to the Cloud

A Giant Leap for MetaLib: The New Primo Service

Digital Long-Term Preservation in Bavaria with Rosetta


Ex Libris Around the World

Alma Collaborative Partner Program

North American Regional Meetings for Directors

The Primo Central Index at the Frankfurt Book Fair 2010

Ex Libris Solution Days in Lausanne and Paris

NALIS—the Gateway to Academic Libraries in Bulgaria


Conferences and Exhibitions

Fifth IGeLU Conference at the University of Ghent, Belgium

Ex Libris Technical Seminar 2011 and ELUNA 2011

American Library Association 2011 Midwinter Meeting

EPUG-UKI Members Share Expertise and Enthusiasm

Israeli Librarians Gather for Annual User Group Seminar


NALIS—the Gateway to Academic Libraries in Bulgaria
 

Daniela Wittig, Marketing Manager, Ex Libris Europe

September 2010 saw the convening of international delegates in Sophia, Bulgaria, for the Integration of Bulgarian Library Resources: Gateway to Bulgarian Academic Libraries forum, organized by the National Academic Library and Information System (NALIS) Foundation. Welcomed by the U.S. ambassador to Bulgaria, the conference delegates included speakers from the United States, the United Kingdom, Germany, and Bulgaria. Also invited were representatives of the Bulgarian government and several nongovernmental organizations (NGOs). The conference marked the NALIS launch of a suite of Ex Libris solutions: the Primo® discovery and delivery solution, the SFX® OpenURL link resolver, the MetaLib® gateway and metasearch solution, and the DigiTool® digital asset management system.

The NALIS Foundation consists of the three most prestigious academic institutions in the country—the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Sofia University St. Kliment Ohridski, and the American University in Bulgaria—and is supported by the America for Bulgaria Foundation. The Bulgarian Academy of Sciences and Sofia University have run the Aleph® integrated library system (ILS) for over 10 years. All NALIS members will also enjoy access to the Primo Central Index of scholarly e-content, thus offering an additional wealth of electronic material to their users.  

Attended by more than 200 librarians, computer specialists, scholars, and scientists, the conference was designed to introduce the NALIS Foundation and its integrated catalog to the public. Among the subjects that delegates discussed were global trends in the integration of library resources and the library policies of many countries. In the wake of the event’s success, the New Bulgarian University elected to become a NALIS associate member and will begin to implement Ex Libris solutions.

To see photos from the conference, go to http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=31496&id=139588499407697.

The Bulgarian Academy of Science, Sofia University, and the American University in Bulgaria formed NALIS as a nongovernmental organization supporting academic libraries throughout Bulgaria. The goals of NALIS are the development and strengthening of education, science, and culture; the provision of training, specialization, and professional qualifications in the field of library information and communication systems; and the coordination of international, national, and regional projects for the development of cooperation in the library and information industries.