Monthly Archives: September 2015

Upgrade discoverE: Sunday, September 27

We are upgrading discoverE this Sunday, September 27.  Expect intermittent connectivity during the early morning hours and minor adjustments to the interface and customizations during the day.   The upgrade is essential to keeping our current version of discoverE up to date, providing us a firm basis on which to build a new instance of…

Alma Project Update #6

All, Last Monday through Wednesday, John Larson and Chen Marckfeld from ExLibris were onsite for the Alma configuration workshops.  About 25-35 people attended each of the 12 sessions.  John and Chen answered many questions during the course of the workshops.  Of course, there are additional topics that require follow-up with ExLibris and Graydon Kirk, our project manager,…

Alma Project Update #5

This week the FAWG teams continued to verify Aleph data previously loaded into Alma and also began to test Alma configurations and functionality.  Issues are reported to ExLibris for resolution prior to go-live on December 16th. The ExLibris on-site workshops take place next week, located at the Pitts Theology Library.  The current list of attendees…

Alma Project Update #4

Earlier this week, I gave an update about the Alma project to library staff.  The slides from the presentation are here https://goo.gl/FkTX0K.  The second to last slide is a high-level gantt chart, showing all significant work completed and key work that’s coming up.  The Metadata FAWG has developed a policy decision document with recommendations on…

Recent Core Systems Activities, Quarterly Update

All, On behalf of the Library Core Systems team, I’d like to share some highlights of our activities over the last quarter.   Staff Notes Elizabeth Peele started June 8th as our new Systems Librarian.  You can read more about Elizabeth in the LITS Online News article from June 26, 2015.  Christopher Spalding resigned his…