Alma/Primo UpdateFebruary 1, 2019

Alma/Primo Update February 1, 2019

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


    Congratulations to all of our consortium libraries on being live on Alma and Primo! Johnna, Gretchen, and I have enjoyed speaking to staff from many of our libraries over the past few days. There have been a few glitches, but for the most part, we are hearing that your go-live was a success. We have received some pictures of your celebrations and are interested in seeing or hearing what others did to celebrate the big day. 

    Important activities and dates

     Coming Up 

    • Monday, February 4: Webinar training by the PALS Staff resumes (see below) 

    Aleph availability 

    The Aleph production server was brought up at 10:00 am on January 28thIt can be used to complete existing ILL requests, run reports and look at data. This is where you will find the Fulfillment (Circulation) data that was migrated on January 25 – 27. 

     The Aleph development server is also up. This is where you will find the Technical Services data that was migrated on December 14 – 18. 


    Training for the Consortium of MnPALS Libraries on the Alma and Primo software by the PALS staff will resume on February 4, 2019.  

    Most of the training will be done via webinars. Sessions will be recorded for those that cannot attend or those that wish to review the training at a later time. In addition to the webinars, we are planning in-person training beginning in late March. Watch for more information.   

    The training plan for February 4 – 15 can be found here. The schedule for the rest of February will be available soon.

    If you’d like the full update that was sent to the MnPALS Consortium on February 1, 2019, click here.