Introduction

Alma/Primo UpdateNovember 16, 2018

Alma/Primo Update November 16, 2018

Looking for more than milestones? Find the full details including information about system availability dates here. 

Important activities and dates 

Recently Completed

  • 2018-11-02: All tables were frozen on Aleph; please do not make any table changes on Aleph
  • 2018-09-17: Began functional acceptance testing
  • 2018-11-04: November Alma and Primo VE releases installed on production (next release December 2)
  • 2018-10-21: November Alma and Primo VE releases installed on sandboxes (next release November 18)

In Process

  • Testing functionality using checklists created by work groups
  • Functional training
  • Configuring and testing authentication
  • Testing load of user data

Coming Up

  • See the calendar for event details
  • Saturday, December 1: Last day to make global changes to bibliographic records in Aleph
  • Friday, December 7: Last day to add STA fields to bibliographic records in Aleph
  • Friday, December 7: Due date for making sure all vendors, libraries, and locations are up to date in Alma if they were changed in Aleph after the data extract began on March 1
  • Monday, December 10: Due date for completing configuration and testing of printing in Alma
  • Monday, December 10: Due date for installing and testing the Alma Offline Circulation Client (if planning to use it during the downtime)
  • Friday, December 14, when last consortium library closes: Aleph Technical Services freeze (Circulation and ILL remain available; MnPALS Plus also available)
  • Friday, December 14, midnight: Freeze configuration changes on Alma; changes made after this date will be lost
  • Friday, December 14, midnight: Freeze configuration changes for Primo; changes made after this date will be lost

If you’d like the full update that was sent to the MnPALS Consortium on November 16, 2018, click here.