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    Moving to Alma-PrimoVE: Hindsight is 20-20 - Recordings from 2019 SUNYLA Midwinter Virtual Conference

    Created By: Bill Jones
    Created on: 2/26/2019

    As SUNY Libraries enter the homestretch of our Alma/Primo VE implementation, we have a need to hear from those brave pioneers who have blazed the trail for us.

    The 2019 SUNYLA Midwinter Virtual Conference focused on the ways in which library staff at non-SUNY colleges have implemented Alma and Primo, the problems they ran into during migration, and things that they wished they’d known ahead of time.

    This conference’s presenters, who hail from both public and private institutions, provided information about ways in which they managed their consortial environment, how they organized data and analytics, and best practices for tech services and for OA collections.

    We're happy to announce that the recordings and slides are up on the SUNYLA Midwinter 2019 webpage and are freely available for anyone to watch.

    To access the recordings and slides, please visit this URL:



    1. Implementation, Looking Back: Best and Worst - Janice Christopher (University of Connecticut)
    1. Five Things We Wish We Knew Before We Migrated - Rebecca Ciota (Grinnell College)
    1. Network Zone Analytics – What It Is and How Not to Ruin it for Everybody - Nikki DeMoville (California Polytechnic State University)
    1. Data Impurities and How to Outwit Them - Sarah Lindsey & Lisa Wong (University of California, Santa Cruz)
    1. Implementing Primo VE in a Consortial Environment: Finding the Balance - Melissa Becher, Shane Hickey, & Robert Kelshian (American University)
    1. Alternative Coverage and Open Access Collections in Primo Central: Guidelines and Recommendations - Lacey Mamak (Normandale Community College) & Zorian Sasyk (Metropolitan State University)
    1. Tech Services Work Orders that Really Work - Erin Grant & Sion Romaine (University of Washington)
    1. Fund Structures in Alma - Davin Pate (University of Texas at Dallas)

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