Here is what you can expect to happen as the Polk State College Library migrates to Alma and Primo VE, our new cloud-based next-generation Integrated Library System:
July 13 - September 30, 2021
Mango wil be replaced with Primo VE, “Research Starters” in Mango will be replaced with "About the Topic"
Curriculum builder will NOT be replaced and will be unavailable approximately 90 days after the new ILS go-live date.
All institutions will go live on Alma/Primo VE on Tuesday, July 13, 2021.
In order to successfully transition all data from Aleph to Alma, it will be necessary to pause various system processes and services currently available to library staff and patrons. Below is a timeline that details when these processes and services will be affected. Please be assured that the dates listed were not made arbitrarily, but rather after numerous discussions between FALSC and Ex Libris; both keeping in mind the amount of time needed to successfully convert the data and the desire to allow the least amount of disruption to library services as possible.
March 1, 2021 - May 7, 2021 - Ex Libris Spring Workshops
March 10, 2021 - Functionality Testing Officially Begins
FALSC New ILS Implementation Timeline (All Phases): https://falsc.libguides.com/ILS-Implementation/timeline
FALSC "will be using this LibGuide to share information among the teams, Working Groups and Discussion Groups outlined in the Organization Framework for Implementation Document and the Organizational Framework for Implementation Graphic. Please feel free to check back to this guide often for updates and the latest information on this exciting project."
Everything you ever wanted to know about the ILS transition lives here.
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