INUG (IGeLU INternational User Groups)

  • IGeLU har ett nära samarbete med nationella och regionala användargrupper i syfte att utbyta kunskap, kompetens och erfarenheter. Möten mellan företrädare för de olika nationella användargrupperna, IGeLU:s styrelse, PWG-samordnare, representanter från ELUNAs styrelse och Ex Libris ledning äger rum varje år vid den årliga konferensen IGeLU. Dessa möten kallas INUG.
  • ELUGswes styrelse skickar varje år in en rapport inför INUG-mötena där föreningens aktiviteter under det senaste året beskrivs och där särskilda frågor och farhågor kan lyftas fram.
  • Äldre rapporter finns på IGELU National & Regional User Groups.

INUG 2020

Annual Report
from ELUGswe, the Swedish Ex Libris user group,
for the 2020 digital meeting

The Swedish Aleph User Group (Alephswe) was established in 1999 and was expanded in to a user group for all Ex Libris products in Sweden in 2011 (ELUGswe).
The main tasks of ELUGswe are:

  • To provide a forum for the exchange of practical experiences and information about local developments of common interest.
  • To coordinate the activities of Swedish libraries using Ex Libris products and maintain a list of development requests.
  • To provide a common point of contact for Ex Libris.
  • To keep in touch with IGeLU and other user groups.

Steering committee:

Charlotte Wänelöf, Library of the Swedish Parliament, chair
Johanna Säll, Karolinska Institutet, University Library, treasurer
Kristoffer Warnberg, University of Borås, secretary
Petra Svanborg, Umeå University Library, vice chair

ELUGswe have one meeting a year, the annual association meeting which is held in spring. If needed, an additional web meeting is held sometime during the autumn.

You can reach ELUGswe at our website:
We also have a discussion list (e-mail) administrated by The Swedish Royal Library.

Activities 2020:

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, ELUGswe decided in March 2020 to cancel the planned meeting at Umeå University. Instead the user group had three digital meetings during spring 2020.

Annual association meeting 24th of April (digital)

The agenda of the meeting was budget, annual report, chairman´s report, etc. We also had discussions about different topics to raise with Ex Libris at the webmeeting in May.

Webmeeting with ExLibris 14th of May (digital)

At the meeting Ronald van Dieen, Key account Manager and Andrew Christison, Customer Success Manager at Ex Libris had a presentation about Customer Success and Ex Libris Expert Services, CDI, Esploro and Rapid ILL.

At the meeting we also had a discussion with Ex Libris about the ”workflow” between Alma and Libris (Swedish national catalogue) and about the problems Swedish customers experience with Scandinavian Characters in Alma and Primo. The main problem is that Alma and Primo being indexed differently, which means that if you have chosen Scandinavian characters during implementation, Alma can’t handle searches on, for example, French accents. Works in Primo, but not Alma. We have an ongoing discussion with Ex Libris about this and we have been asked to make an Idea Exchange. We would like to hear how other Scandinavian countries are handling this problem.

Webinar 27th of May (digital)

Presentations made by members of ELUGswe:

  • Database list in Primo / Primo VE (Umeå University Library)
  • ”Usability tests, according to the Steve Krug method”. (Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences

Other activities

  • An additional web meeting to be held in the autumn of 2020 (digital).

Best wishes for the INUG meeting! See you online!

On behalf of the ELUGswe user group

Charlotte Wänelöf, Chair

Members 2020:

There are 28 member libraries in ELUGswe.

Libraries :

Anna Lindh Library
Borås University Library
Dalarna University Library
Gothenburg University Library
Halmstad University Library
Jönköping University Library
Karolinska Institutet University Library
Kristianstad University Library
Library of the Government Offices of Sweden
Library of the Royal Academy of Letters, History and Antiquities
Library of the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH Library)
Library of the Swedish Defence Materiel Administration (FMV)
Library of the Swedish National Road and Transport Research Institute (VTI)
Library of the Swedish Parliament
Linnaeus University Library
Mid Sweden University Library
Mälardalens University Library
National Library of Sweden
Nordic Africa Institute Library
Stockholm school of economics
Stockholm University Library
Swedish Agricultural University Library
Swedish Film Institute Library
Swedish Institute of Children´s Books
Södertörn University Library
Umeå University Library
Uppsala University Library
Örebro University Library