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Next Gen ILS Implementation

This is for FALSC's Alma/Primo VE Implementation Project.

Welcome

Welcome to the Alma / Primo VE Implementation Guide

We will be using this LibGuide to share information among the teams, Working Groups and Discussion Groups outlined in the Organization Framework for Implementation Document and the Organizational Framework for Implementation Graphic. Please feel free to check back to this guide often for updates and the latest information on this exciting project.

Announcements

Announcements:

September 14, 2021:

Ex Libris staff are presenting the Fall Workshops for Alma/Primo VE from September 7 - October 7. These sessions focus on specific aspects of the system. Topics were suggested by the Working Groups and questions submitted by library staff. The areas covered in these new workshops are: Managing E-Resources, Primo VE, Managing Physical Resources, Cataloging, and Alma Analytics. All sessions will be led by an Ex Libris Trainer with FLVC staff members available to assist. The trainer will demonstrate and explain how to perform certain functionality, and there will be plenty of opportunity to ask questions during each session. There is a dedicated week to each particular area and just repeat the workshop once. Staff can choose to attend early or late in the week. To register, go to the Fall Workshops LibGuide section

The 12 TEST environments, with the data and config of 12 of the 40 institutions are now available. You can find information on the Premium Sandboxes/Test Environments section of the LibGuide. Everyone has access to three of the Test environments, plus the Network Zone. Nine of the institutions have dedicated TEST environments. See your ILS Coordinator for login accounts and passwords. 

Ex Libris invites all library staff to join the Knowledge Acceleration Program, a webinar series created specifically for libraries who have gone live with Alma in the last six months. These live sessions will focus on a range of topics that libraries often look to optimize in their first year of production. Each session includes 45 minutes of instruction, and 15 minutes of Q&A with a member of our Expert Services team. The first session is Oct. 19 and ends Nov. 23.
Note: The sessions are open for all customers. Examples and workflows will have a different setup than what you have. Some may be for a single institution, not in a consortia with an NZ. Here is the link for details and registration.

Technical Services Standing Committee has weekly open office hours on Wednesdays from 10:00–11:00 am ET. 

Open office hours for Alma Acquisitions and Serials are held on Fridays between 3:00 and 5:00 pm ET. 

Resource Sharing Standing Committee open office hours coming soon!