Monthly Archives: December 2015

Alma Migration Project Update #16 (December 14, 2015)

We are on track to begin using Alma and the Alma-driven discoverE on December 16th.  We are not yet certain of the exact time as we have to wait for Ex Libris to complete their work and give an all-clear.   Currently, the FAWGS are testing circulation data and new the Alma-driven discoverE; both activities…

Alma Migration Project Update #15 (December 11, 2015)

All, This will be a brief Friday afternoon message. On Monday I will send another message with details about the specifics of go-live on December 16 as we put Alma into production and users begin using the Alma-driven Primo. Key work ongoing: The Core Systems team continues to work with ExLibris to ensure a smooth…

Alma Project Update #14 (December 7, 2015)

All, In my message from November 23, I mentioned that we were evaluating the possibility of running SFX in parallel with Alma/Primo through March or switching to the Alma-driven solution for user access to ejournals at go-live. Based on consultations with ExLibris, the Libraries made the decision to switch from the SFX driven search to…

Alma Project Update #13 (November 25, 2015)

At close of business today, as part of the Alma project, the Technical Services Freeze begins and will be in effect through December 15th.  During the freeze, all technical services work in Aleph, Primo, and Alma stops.   As a reminder to catalogers, earlier in the week the Metadata FAWG distributed instructions for cataloging during…

Alma Project Update # 12

Emory Alma project teams continue to work with ExLibris on going live with Alma and a new instance of Primo on December 16th.  ExLibris and Emory are working on configuring the new Primo to emulate our current instance.  There may be slight differences in styling and functionality with Alma supplying data to the new Primo. …