Alma & Primo VE

Ex Libris Alma and Primo VE have been chosen for our next I-Share platform! Alma will replace Voyager and SFX, and Primo VE will replace VuFind in 2020 for the 91 institutions that are part of CARLI’s I-Share resource sharing system.

Project Updates

CARLI has entered the "vanguard phase" of the project. On March 12, 2019, Ex Libris hosted a conference call among the Ex Libris project team, CARLI staff, and the Vanguard Libraries implementation teams. This session set out the timeline for the next several months, as well as roles and responsibilities.

For ongoing updates, watch our Weekly highlights of the Alma and Primo VE project page.

Vanguard Libraries

During the "vanguard phase" of implementation, Ex Libris and CARLI will perform a test migration and implementation of Alma for five I-Share members. This vanguard process should help us learn about Alma and any challenges in our data that we should address in our full implementation process.

The Vanguard Libraries are The Newberry Library (NBY), North Central College (NCC), Southern Illinois University Carbondale (SIC), University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC), and University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign (UIU)

Priorities for Alma Migration Data Clean-up

CARLI will have information soon on different database clean-up priorities.

Alma & Primo Resources

CARLI Alma & Primo VE Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) updated 4/18/2019

Ex Libris Knowledge Center

Alma and Primo VE Resources for I-Share Libraries: A Handout for the Change is Good Forum, April 2, 2019