Alma

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Overview:

  • Alma is the staff interface.  It will be replacing Aleph and 360Link (“Find Full Text”).
  • Primo is the public interface.  It will be replacing the library catalog, IDS search, and the discovery search.
  • Resource sharing (Interlibrary loan) will change.  We are not sure how much though.

SUNY Broome Instances

Alma login URL: https://suny-bcc.alma.exlibrisgroup.com/CAS 

Primo URLs

Timeline

  • Last data extract to EDS – June 14
  • Get final reports from Aleph – end of May 2019
  • Finish monograph orders by end of May 2019
  • Last week of May 2019 – Delete ebooks, reserves (second holding records) and serials
  • Go-live, group 3: June 12-24 2019
    • June 7 Last weekly update for EDS/Summon
    • June 10 at 5:00 pm – tech services freeze
    • June 12 Local field move job (manage 37) runs
    • June 14 Circ freeze starts at 5:00 pm:  off-line circ
    • June 13 – 18 data migration
    • June 23 Data Verification
    • June 26 Go-Live
  • https://public.3.basecamp.com/p/QHUifLZDN8rspvA1ZLrB8sEe
  • https://slcny.libguides.com/migration

Todo List (Volunteers welcome!)

  • Help data checking, by conducting searches in Primo vs EDS or IDS Search
    • "Report a problem" function is in Primo.
    • Most things can be changed in Primo. Please make suggestions.
  • Create training for the library. Conduct training sessions.
  • Revise the tutorials on the library web site and in Blackboard
  • Revise all subject and course guides
  • PR to the campus throughout the spring and summer
    • Conduct workshops for campus faculty and staff
  • Possible usability testing of Primo and and library homepage search tabs
  • Update catalog and OpenURL info at all external vendors

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