Vision 20/20: Putting Partnerships into Focus


This fall, the GUGM committee will offer four sessions originally planned for the 2020 conference. We hope you will join us Oct 13-16 for these virtual presentations. The full GUGM 2021 event is expected to take place in spring 2021.

About GIL

GALILEO Interconnected Libraries, or GIL, is an extension of the GALILEO initiative, funded by the state of Georgia to enhance and expand educational opportunities for residents.

The success that GALILEO has had in leveling information access opportunities for all Georgians extends to University System Libraries through GIL.

It provides students, faculty and staff expanded access to information resources from all University System Libraries.


October 13 @ 10:30 a.m.
Are You Open to Athens? If So, ALMA Going to Show You Something
Ken Henslee, GIL/GALILEO

This session will address Alma and OpenAthens in equal measure. We will dissect Alma electronic collection’s URL structure, using examples from various providers, and authentication through OpenAthens. We will cover basic concepts of OpenAthens authentication as well.

October 14 @ 10:30 a.m.
GIL Express Basics
Mary Poland, University of Georgia

GIL Express is a system-wide resource sharing program between all USG libraries. This presentation will cover all aspects of GIL Express processing and delivery. The presenters will share new best practices and updated basic training information developed with the implementation of ALMA and PRIMO. If you are new to GIL Express or just need a refresher to keep up with the changes that occur with each monthly update, this presentation will provide information you can use in your daily GIL Express processing workflow.

October 15 @ 10:30 a.m.
License Terms in Alma and GIL-Find
Jessica Lee, Valdosta State University

The ACQ/ERM, ILL Subcommittee, and OPAC committee chairs collaborated to get GALILEO licenses terms to display in Alma and GIL-Find for GALILEO electronic collections. This presentation will go over what these terms are and the reasoning behind what fields were chosen. Next, this presentation will cover how to set up license terms in Alma for local resources and how to get them to display in GIL-Find.

October 16 @ 10:30 a.m.
Normalizing Primo Changes: How Did That Get There?
Sean Boyle and Chris Fishburn, GIL/GALILEO

The USG is in its fourth year with Alma and Primo and most of the issues related to implementation and the move from Voyager are resolved. This past year saw an increase in requests to make the Primo environment better reflect the user’s needs. GIL Support believes in this new year where the focus is on partnerships, is the time to demonstrate the processes that constitute this change. During this presentation we will discuss the typical path that a Primo change request follows beginning with the various committees involved, the work done in the Primo Back Office with changes to the normalization rules, scopes, views, etc., and finally completing its lifecycle as part of the renormalization process.


October 13-16, 2020


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Georgia Center Conference Hotel

A block of rooms is being held at the conference venue's hotel for conference attendees with rooms starting at $101 per night while available.

The room rate includes complimentary high-speed Wi-Fi throughout the property, one parking pass per room, per night (allowing in and out privileges), and access to complimentary shuttle van service available to transport hotel guests locally, based on availability. Hotel reservations may be made using the online or mail/fax registration forms.

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