Ex Libris is implementing a new Central Discovery Index (CDI), which will take the place of the current Primo Central Index (PCI). SUNY will be included in the early adopter phase to begin at the end of 2019. The CDI Task Force will focus on reviewing upcoming changes related to CDI implementation, and developing and recommending best practices for the SUNY Library community. The Task Force will begin its work in August 2019, with an expected end date in March 2020. The CDI Task Force will investigate the following:
Deliverables from the CDI Task Force will be:
We sent this list of questions to Ex Libris on Friday, January 3 in preparation for a meeting on Monday with Ex Libris, Nancy Babb, Shannon Pritting, and Michelle Eichelberger. Ex Libris responses on 1/6/20 are in red.
SUNY asked how yesterday's updates went (ability to suppress, availability issues): weren't able to do it yesterday, will happen 1/12 instead.
Known Issues: Is there an update to the 12/17/19 Known Issues document? Not much has changed, will update in a couple of weeks.
Fully-flexible vs. EasyActive models: If all of SUNY has to go live with the same model, can individual campuses change their model later? No answer from EL - CDI Task Force will pursue in EL CDI Basecamp.