Posts Tagged: update

DiscoverE Update – Sunday, February 24, 2019

DiscoverE February Update On Sunday, February 24th, Emory’s DiscoverE service will undergo its quarterly update. The update will be applied between 1am and 6am EST. During this time, there may be brief downtime of the DiscoverE service. If you have any issues or concerns, please feel free to reach out and Ask A Librarian.

Alma Maintenance, Sunday, Jan 17

There will be an Alma service disruption this weekend related to Ex Libris maintenance activities.  Staff should not use Alma from roughly 7PM to midnight, January 17th.  Primo will remain available without disruption. Sunday, January 17, 7 PM to Midnight: Ex Libris will reindex Alma over the MLK holiday to address search and display issues…

Alma Project Update #19 (December 21, 2015)

As one of the final steps in our adoption of Alma, earlier this morning we initiated the switch from SFX to an Alma-based solution for managing and discovering eJournals content. Alma and our new Alma-driven discoverE (Primo) replace the functionality previously provided by SFX and the ejournals website, respectively. As of today, E-Resources staff across…

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. …

Alma Project Update #8

Since the last update, many FAWG team members, other library staff, and ExLibris staff have continued to test and configure Alma and Primo in anticipation of our December 16 go live. In addition, team members have worked with ExLibris to identify freeze dates for tech services functions and circulation: Tech Services/Cataloging Freeze: end of business…

Alma Project Update #7

The Emory Alma project teams have been working with ExLibris on numerous Alma and Primo configuration tasks in anticipation of going live on December 16. Tasks include, but are not limited to, ensuring that records will load into Alma properly from OCLC and vendors; policies for loans, lost items, collecting payments at service desks, etc….