Been with your old library system for a long time, and faced with an anxiety-ridden migration to something new? St. John Fisher College and Nazareth College were running Millennium/Sierra for over a decade before a switch to Alma in June 2017. New vocabulary, new data structures, new search systems -- was there anything that *wasn't* new? Allay your fears: it's been a year, and the library didn't explode. This informal presentation will discuss what made migration and post-implementation Alma life bearable: what went well, what we're still working on, and where we've turned for answers. And what you've likely been looking for -- a look under the hood of a live Alma environment in a (mostly) working system, with an open floor for discussion.
Hockenberry, Benjamin, "The Library Didn’t Explode: One Year After an Alma Migration" (2018). Lavery Library Faculty/Staff Publications. Paper 56.
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