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2020 Digital Conference and Developers Day

September 14–17, 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.


Revitalising the Research Repository - Implementing Esploro

Thursday, September 17, 2020 at 11:35 AM–12:00 PM BST
Zoom - 2
Conference or Developers' Day

Conference (20 minutes + 5 min Q/A)

Session Abstract

In the first half of 2020 the University of the Sunshine Coast Library migrated its research repository from Vital to the Esploro research services platform as part of the early adopter program. In this presentation we will discuss the reasons we chose Esploro and how we succeeded with our business case, what we hope to achieve and how the Library is working more collaboratively with the Office of Research.

The technical challenges of and practical solutions to migrating data will also be discussed, including data cleansing and mapping, the tools we used and the lessons learned.

Finally, we will briefly discuss the benefits and challenges of becoming an early adopter, including collaboration with the Ex Libris Esploro development team and the early adopter community.


Migration / Implementation

Applicable Ex Libris Product


Target Audience Skill Level

None — General Audience


Registration URL


Meredith Mooi, University of the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia
Presenter's job title

Systems & Technologies Manager, Information Services


Dave Allen, IGeLU