ENUG 2015

ENUG 2015

The ExLibris Northeast User Group for 2015 will be held on October 29-30 in at Brandeis University in Waltham, Massachusetts (near Boston)

Quick Links: Registration | Lightning Talk Sign Up | Payment Information | Hotel | Venue | Parking | Map and Transportation | Car Pooling

Conference Schedule Overview and List of Presentations

The Summary Schedule for the conference is now available, as is the list of presentations by track and the full presentation descriptions.

Keynote Speaker

Our keynote speaker this year will be Dr Dan Cohen, the Executive Director of the Digital Public Library of America.  See this blog post for more information about Dr. Cohen and DPLA:


Hotel Information

We have a block of rooms set aside at the Hotel Indigo Boston-Newton Riverside, http://www.newtonindigo.com/, at a conference rate of $189.00/night.

The hotel is about three miles from the conference location, and includes:

  • Free Parking
  • WiFi
  • Breakfast
  • Shuttle Service

NOTE: The hotel discount is only for rooms booked through the end of September 2015.  At this point people will need to call the hotel to see whether or not any rooms were still available at that rate.

There are additional options for lodging – subject to diminishing availability.

  • The Marriott Newton

This hotel is nearby Brandeis and the Indigo hotel. The government rate offered by this hotel is at the federal per diem rate: $136 per night.  Parking and breakfast are both additional. The rate is significantly more for AAA members but breakfast is included.


  • Both the Marriott and Indigo offer double rooms

At both the Indigo and the Marriott hotels the cost per person for a double room would also be at the federal per diem rate. This applies where two people are sharing a double bed room. Only the Indigo includes free parking and is actually on the green train line.

  • Airbnb

Airbnb offers rooms close by to Brandeis University. These are without cooking facilities. Public transportation would generally not be accessible for these locations. Recent prices for one individual are below the federal per diem rate.


Brandeis mapENUG_at_Brandeis (click for the enlarged PDF)

Our host institution this year is Brandeis University! The conference will take place in the Goldfarb Library and directly across the street in the Usdan Student Center. In the campus map below, the Goldfarb Library and the Usdan Student Center are buildings U20 and U21.


There will be a shuttle from the parking lot to the library, where we have meeting space. It is a short 15 minute walk.

These are directions to the Charles River J-Lot Parking, and a link to an interactive map that will also provide directions: http://www.brandeis.edu/about/visiting/map.html?bldgid=0148

Here is a link to a campus map, but it is blue so really difficult to use: http://www.brandeis.edu/admissions/visit/pdfs/8.5x11_Color_Map-Nov%202010.pdf

It is about a 20 minute walk, some up-hill, or use a shuttle that will go back and forth throughout the day. The shuttle will be easy to identify, and the site is working on getting signs in the window.  There should be enough room in the lot.

There will be a shuttle from the parking lot that does continuous loops.  There will be a sign in the window.  There will also be a sign on South Street directing attendees to the J-lot.

Map and Transportation

Please follow this link for information about getting to Brandeis:


If you’re in Boston without a car, you probably want to take the subway to North Station (green/orange line) or Porter Square (red line) and catch the commuter rail out to Brandeis station.

Subway fare is $2.65.  And Commuter Rail is $6.25 to Brandeis from either of the above stations.

Car Pooling

Offers Needs
Kevin Collins / kevin.collins@cuny.edu / New York City Ray Schwartz / schwartzr2@wpunj.edu / Jersey City, NJ
Tatiana Gutman / tania.gutman@exlibrisgroup.com / Newton MA Kate Zdepski / kzdepski@mtholyoke.edu / South Hadley, MA
Ben Florin / benjamin.florin@bc.edu / Brookline MA  William Jones / william.jones@nyu.edu / New York City
Lily Pregill / pregill@frick.org / Cambridge MA  Leifang He / leifang.he@novartis.com / East Hanover, NJ
 Lori Stethers / lstethers@wesleyan.edu / Middletown, CT  Joan Kolarik / joan.kolarik@cuny.edu / New York City
Ronald Peterson / rapeterson@umass.edu / Amherst, MA  Stuart Marquis / marquis@columbia.edu / Brookline, MA
Jeff Goldstein / JGoldstein@albany.edu / Albany, NY
Janice Christopher / janice.christopher@uconn.edu / Storrs, CT


Brandeis also has information about local restaurants, here:


3 Responses

  1. Lily Pregill
    Lily Pregill at ·

    I actually live in Cambridge, MA (I telecommute most of the time, so my carpool offer is from Cambridge not NYC.

    1. schwartzr2
      schwartzr2 at ·

      Will change it.

  2. Kathleen Haley
    Kathleen Haley at ·

    Wondering if anybody else who’s going to be at the Hotel Indigo on Wed. evening is interested in carpooling to the 99 Restaurant get-together?

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