CARLI I-Share Alma Named User Reduction

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Tuesday, October 31, 2023 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm

CARLI’s contract with Ex Libris for Alma/Primo VE includes a capped number of "named users," (Ex Libris’ term for staff logins to Alma); our consortium currently exceeds this cap. CARLI staff will provide three informational sessions for I-Share Directors, Liaisons, and staff on Oct. 31 from 2-3pm, Nov. 3 from 9-10am, and Nov. 8 from 11am-noon. CARLI strongly recommends that at least one person from each I-Share library attend one of these sessions. The sessions will be identical, so I-Share participants need only attend one. The sessions will not be recorded since we are discussing financial/contractual concerns.

In these sessions, we will cover:

What are Named Users in Alma?

• Why do I-Share libraries need to reduce the number of Named users that we are collectively using?

How do libraries identify Named Users for review and audit?

How do libraries deactivate unneeded Named Users?

How does using generic/shared Named Users help in this effort?

• What will each I-Share library need to do to report to CARLI the lowest number of Named Users necessary for their library?

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