This guide provides migration and training information regarding the NOAA Library's network migration from SirsiDynix's Symphony Integrated Library System (ILS) to Ex Libris' Alma/Primo VE Library Service Platform (LSP), which is scheduled to go live on the first week of June 2022.
While the migration will impact everyone, the guide's primary intended audience is for NOAA Library staff, with specific pages dedicated to providing information for each of Alma/Primo VE's functional areas.
The further the migration progresses the more information will be added. Additional, any feedback is welcome and will contribute to the the LibGuide's growth overtime both as a tool during and after the migration.
For those with any questions, comments, or recommendations please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
|What is Alma?||An all-in-one system offered by Ex Libris that covers all library operations: selection, acquisition, metadata management, and fulfillment (a.k.a. circulation and e-resource access). Basically, all the back end operations.|
|What is Primo VE?||Primo VE is Alma's integrated user interface, the Discovery layer.|
|What is the Central Discovery Index (CDI)?||The Central Discovery Index (CDI) is a unified index of hundreds of millions of electronic resources|
|When will Alma / Primo VE 'Go Live'?||The Go Live date is scheduled for June 07, 2022.|
|Where can I find information and learn about Alma?||
|What is the migration timeline?||
Major milestone dates include:
A more detailed time line can be found here.
Intended for NOAA library staff, the Alma / Primo listservs are unmoderated discussion lists about Ex Libris' Library Service Platform. Both listservs are active and informative.