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 a dedicated list of Alma & Primo VE events and deadlines.

On May 24, Kristine Hammerstrand published a recorded webinar to formally announce the kickoff of the test load phase. This recording provides an overview of the project as a whole, and a description of the Test Load process, tasks and deadlines. 

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

Test Load Phase Tasks

On May 23, Alma/Primo Contacts for all 91 I-Share libraries received access to a shared folder in, a cloud storage service used by the University of Illinois. Their Box folders include the first migration worksheet requiring their attention along with instructions for the task of identifying their electronic locations and identifying how they would like to map Voyager locations into Alma locations.

Migration and Instruction Documents

 Migration Form (Printable Version). Related Deadline: July 23, libraries send completed online version to CARLI. This form should be submitted once, by each I-Share Institution's Alma/Primo VE designated contact.

Directions for Alma Test Load Location Spreadsheet. Related deadlines: June 4, libraries send spreadsheet with electronic locations identified to CARLI; July 23, libraries send completed spreadsheet to CARLI.

Alma & Primo VE Resources

CARLI Office Recorded webinars:

I-Share Alma and Primo VE Test Migration Project Launch Webinar (YouTube Video)

Posted 5/24/2019

Slides for the "I-Share Alma and Primo VE Test Migration Project Launch Webinar" video

Link Resolver Data Migration: Preparing Your Data (YouTube Video)

Posted 6/13/2019

Intro & SFX: 0:00-3:40
360 Link: 3:44-4:50
EBSCO and other: 4:51-end
Slides for the "Link Resolver Data Migration: Preparing Your Data" video

Introduction to the P2E Process (YouTube Video)

Posted 6/13/2019

Slides for the "Introduction to the P2E Process" video

CARLI Alma Migration Office Hours

June 10, 2019: Explanation of the Alma Test Load Location Spreadsheet, due July 23rd

Important Links and Resources:

Priorities for Alma Migration Data Clean-up

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