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IGeLU 2020 Digital Conference and Developers' Day 14 -17th September, 2020

All events will be held online. It is worth noting that all times in the program are quoted in British Summer Time (BST ; = UTC+1).

You can register here. As we are running multiple streams, we have had to break down the registration process to a day-by-day and session-by-session registration process.


Self service is used everywhere and now we present the library self loan system developed with Alma
Monday, September 14, 2020 at 1:00 PM–1:30 PM, Zoom - 1
Conference or Developers' Day
Developers' Day (30 min session)
Session Abstract
Self service is used in banks, train stations super markets and almost everywhere.
Our goal is to extend and improve the library services by adding a self-service loan system.
In the industry, there are several commercial solutions for such a system but it is not always aligned with the needs and budget.
We, in the Technion library information systems, developed a self-loan system to answer the library needs.
The system is running on a touch screen and hosted in the cloud. The user needs to login and quickly scan the books in order to loan.
The loan is immediately verified and registered in Alma using REST API’s.
This customized cloud solution is open, and can be adopted by Alma libraries.
Practical Applications
Applicable Ex Libris Product
Target Audience Skill Level
None — General Audience
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Guy Shahaf, Technion Institute of Technology
Presenter's job title:
Head of Information Systems
Efrat Alagem, Technion - Israel Institute of Technology
Co-presenter's job title:
Information Systems Engineer
Mehmet Celik, KU Leuven