2023 Alma and Primo Enhancement Requests

Each year, voting for enhancement requests for ExLibris products occurs in a process known as NERS (the New Enhancements Request System) and is used to support voting by ELUNA members (ExLibris User Group community).   

The NERS process:

  • The User Group conducts round one voting for enhancement requests. ODIN has 100 votes that can be cast toward enhancements. 
  • The top 20-25 enhancements from round one voting are sent to ExLibris, where they assign a point value based on level of difficulty for development.
  • The User Group conducts round two voting. ODIN again has 100 votes that can be cast toward enhancements. 
  • The top enhancements from round two voting are determined. Eluna has 200 development points each year for enhancements, and the top enhancements that are within 200 point threshold and are sent to ExLibris for development.

When voting, the ODIN office takes into account the needs/interests of the consortia, as well as the current ranking of the enhancement (i.e. with our support is it likely to garner enough votes to be pushed through the next round). We typically cast our votes in blocks to allocate enough support to any selected enhancement to ensure its success in the voting process.

Below are the timelines for both Alma and Primo enhancements. 

2023 Alma Enhancement Full Timeline