IMPORTANT! Due to the extraction of data for the vanguard libraries, the Aleph production system may not be used BY ANY LIBRARY for any Technical Services Processes from 11:00 am on Saturday, October 14 until about 12:00 noon on Sunday, October 15.
This includes Cataloging, Acquisitions, and table changes. Do not start OCLC batch record loading jobs that will not complete before 11:00 am on Saturday. Circulation and ILL activities can be continued as normal. Discovery will not be affected.
The vanguard library data will be extracted from Aleph beginning Saturday, October 14, at 11:00 am. Ex Libris expects that the extract will take less than 24 hours, which would mean completion by noon on Sunday, October 15.
When PALS is notified that the extract is complete, we will notify the consortium libraries via this mailing list. At that time, you can resume technical services activities.
We expect the vanguard libraries’ data migration to take about three weeks, with the data ready to review in Alma in early November. This is a big milestone in the project and it will be exciting to see some of our data in our new system.