This was Sue Bengtson's guide. I am transferring ownership so Sue's account can be closed. I'm also making it private, since this definitely doesn't need to be public-facing.
TBD whether this guide still has utility 1.5 years post-migration. If so, determine appropriate ownership. If not, delete.
(If you are reading this note and have insight into what should happen with this guide, let me know).
- Caitlin Keenan, Dec 1, 2023
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.
|Cloud-based library services platform (LSP) that is accessed via internet
|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