When: Wednesday, Jan 30 | 9:00 am - 10:15 am

Location: TBD

Days: Wednesday. Event Types: Session. Sectors: Technology,. Subjects: Academic, Innovation, and Technology.


Description:

Simon Fraser University Library migrated to Alma & Primo in May 2017, and the University of Calgary Libraries made the same transition a year later. The implementation of a Library Services Platform (LSP) has had a major impact on several aspects of the library, including collections, technical services, e-resource management, and public services. Some staff roles have undergone considerable change. Some work has decreased, while new needs and opportunities have emerged. Long-held paradigms and workflows have been brought into question. In this presentation librarians from Calgary and SFU will discuss the benefits of migrating to a new library management system (Alma+Primo), expected and unexpected challenges they encountered, and how the system is impacting the library as a whole.