Angela M. Rhodes, Morrisville, Chair
Ellen Bahr. Alfred University
Lana Bittman, Fashion Institute of Technology
Timothy Jackson, SUNY Library Services
Chaeyeon Kim, Upstate Medical
Gregg Headrick, SUNY Downstate
Jason Parker, University at Buffalo
Liz Simmons, Genesee Community College
The Improvements and Enhancements Working Group will focus on gathering performance and functionality problems with the Alma and Primo systems across SUNY libraries, and work collaboratively with the SLS to pursue avenues for improvements.
The Working Group will work closely in an advisory capacity with the SUNY Library Services (SLS) to help coordinate and strategically address issues related to support, enhancements, and improvements for the Alma and Primo VE systems.
The IE Working Group will advise the SLS on directions and issues in three main areas:
The Improvements and Enhancements Working Group will work with the SLS to review and coordinate:
The SLS will facilitate and coordinate support and high-level vendor management with ExLibris, which includes time-consuming review of cases and issues and negotiation of functionality for requested enhancements. The IE WG will act in an advisory capacity to the SLS to provide input to the SLS and help facilitate communication to and from the larger SUNY library community.
We've seen improvements since the hierarchical locate process was implemented in February 2021, but we've still seeing too many lending locate failures for article requests. Improvements scheduled for the May 2021 release should drastically reduce the number of lending locate failures. SLS will provide feedback on May 2021 fixes during June 2021 meeting.
NERS request #6637 was enhanced to allow addition of general description to forms (with option to add a link to this description). This enhancement is planned for Q4 2021. Ex Libris presented two workarounds that can be used in the meantime (adding linkable footers to forms, using GES to provide link to more info).
Last updated: October 25, 2021