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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


The Open-Platform Program: A Year in Review
 

Tamar Sadeh, Director of Marketing

 

Now in its third year, the open-platform program flourished in 2010. The program, whose goal is to help institutions get the most out of their Ex Libris solutions, provides an environment in which the open interfaces of Ex Libris systems are well defined, well documented, and readily available to the customer community and collaboration is natural and easy to achieve, in particular through the CodeShare section of the EL Commons collaborative Web site.

 

Throughout the year, EL Commons community members added valuable content—which is available to all customers—to the CodeShare site. There was steady growth in the number of customer code contributions (an increase of 15% over 2009), and the site now contains almost 200 such contributions. The following table illustrates the distribution of code contributions by product:

 

  

One of the program’s high points of the year was the announcement of the ELympics code competition winners in April 2010. The winning code submissions were selected on the basis of their value to library users or staff; their originality; the quality of the design, programming, and documentation; the ease of implementation; and ratings by the EL Commons CodeShare community. You can read more about ELympics in this article from the last Ex Librian newsletter.

 

Two Developer Meets Developer gatherings took place during the year, in February at our Chicago headquarters and in November at our Jerusalem headquarters. A total of 28 developers from 10 countries joined the Ex Libris development teams to share ideas and expertise for two days at each of these events. The agendas and presentations from the meetings are available on CodeShare.

 

The next Developer Meets Developer meeting—which will be the sixth since the program was launched—is for Voyager customers and will take place in Chicago, on March 9-10, 2011. Customer developers who would like to join the meeting can register by writing to tamar.sadeh@exlibrisgroup.com.