Big changes are taking place at Uvic Libraries! We are migrating to Alma, a new Library Services Platform, and a new discovery search interface called Primo VE on June 28, 2022.
Navigating this once-in-a-generation improvement is exciting and the project is moving quickly. Here's what will be changing:
The UVic Alma/Primo VE project team is working hard with the Ex Libris Implementation Team to learn about and customize Alma/Primo VE for UVic Libraries.
This guide is intended to bring together library updates, training materials, and everything you need to know to navigate this once-in-a-generation transition.
|Desktop-based software||Cloud-based library services platform (LSP) that is accessed via internet|
|Separate modules||Unified platform, permissions are tied to user roles|
|Local management of hardware, software, and upgrades||Updated quarterly via Cloud|
|Designed for print collections||Better workflows for managing electronic and digital collections|
|Voyager dates from 1999 and is nearing end of life||Modern platform, interface and enhanced usablity|
|Limited inter-operability with new systems||Improved inter-operablity between systems|
|Analytic reporting required Access skills||Powerful analytics module accessible to most users (with appropriate user roles)|
Voyager simple mapping
Alma and Primo VE simple mapping