Alma Cataloging User Group - June 08, 2020

Jun 8 2020 | 2 - 3pm

June 8, 2020 – Academic Cataloging Group Notes

ATTENDING: Amy (NDSCS), Aubrey (NMY), Ben (NDV), Drew (UND), Jasmine (NDJ), Jason (ODIN), Jenny (NDSU), Jessica (UNF), Julia (NMI), Kelly (NMY), Laurie (UNE), Liz (NBJ), Phyllis (TBI), Shari (UNW), Shelby (UND), Staci (NDI), Tina (NDSU), Lynn (ODIN)

Data Cleanup/Data Review:

  • NMI - Primo one item said ONLINE when they had online, print and microform, UND - browsing call numbers, UND - cutters used in 099 tags, NMI -- cutters with 092 for children’s collections, virtual browse uses 050 instead of 090 (based on bib record rather than holding) – problem listed in Basecamp.
  • Children’s fiction call numbers are often not in order (TD12709890/SF00821559). UPDATE: ExL reindexed since last meeting. Please check for improvement. Liz and Shelby noted an improvement but there are still issues. NDJ said theirs still does not sort for cutter numbers. Drew (UND) commented that browsing in general just doesn’t seem to work well in ALMA. Shelby mentioned gov docs, theses, other, children’s dewey with cutters do not work. Everything other than LC call numbers seems to have a problem. NDSU does not seem to have a problem with their call numbers. NMY and NBJ use LC and they look good.
  • NZ Manager: Ongoing discussion as to how to handle NZ – who needs access, what type of access, etc

New Topics:

  • Shelby created two DRAFT documents for cataloging (sent to odin-cat list on 6/5/20). Documents were reviewed and discussed.

Before the call on 6/9

  • Submit questions on Primo VE customizations to the Basecamp agenda for 6/9

Agenda for 6/9 Ex Libris Call

  • Primo VE Customizations

For the week of 6/16

  • Normalization rules
  • Review Alma configuration - submit questions
  • Test Primo VE - submit questions

Future meetings

  • 6/16 - Normalization rules
  • 6/23 - Activating Electronic Resources
  • 6/30 - Scheduled Jobs
  • 7/7 - Offline Circulation
  • 7/14 - TBD
  • 7/21 - Data Review for acceptance

According to Basecamp To-Dos 00 - Key Alma-Primo VE Implementation Phase Milestones:
** SIS load testing ongoing **
** Authentication Configuration Completed / Tested? **
June – prepare final migration forms
Early July – submit final P2E forms
July 10, 2020 – Technical Freeze
July 3, 2020 – Critical 3rd party integrations completed
July 6, 2020 – Alma & Primo Certification Completed
July 24, 2020 - Fulfillment Freeze
July 12-26, 2020 – Cutover Load
July 29, 2020 – Go Live
** Keep track of any concerns/conflicts with the dates so they can be addressed by the PM team.