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**Alma/Primo VE Main Resource Guide

This guide is one-stop site for everything related to FLVC's integrated library system (Alma) and discovery tool (Primo VE). Included are sections on training courses, basic functions of Alma, access to test environments, managing staff accounts, and more

Welcome

Welcome

This LibGuide and the guides that are linked to it are designed to assist library staff affiliated with FLVC information and instruction on how to use the various components of Alma and Primo VE. Our goal is to create a one-stop resource for all aspects of our system including resources for learning how to use Alma and Primo VE, how to configure certain customized components, and links to documentation and training videos. FLVC staff will continually add new content. Re-visit often in order to see this site grow!

Announcements

Announcements:

FLVC Alma/Primo VE Webinars

Click here for the Training Materials and Webinars page for the recordings of past sessions.

Enhancements

Visit the Enhancement Process tab for more information about the Alma/Primo Enhancement process, the new CDI Enhancement update and Rapido/RapidILL enhancements.

Alma and Primo VE Releases

The May Release of Resolved Issues and Analytics have been completed.  Click here to see the Alma notes and Primo notes.

The May new Features webinar is tentatively scheduled for Tuesday, June 11 @ 10am ET.  Announcements will be sent closer to the time.

The June Release of Resolved Issues and Analytics occurred on the following dates. 

  • Sandbox Environments will be updated on May 19, 2024.
  • Production Environments will be updated on June 2, 2024.

Visit the Release Notes Libguide for links to related notes.

View past New Features webinars here.

Link to ExLibris Alma new features highlight videos.

ExLibris Alma/Primo VE related May/June 2024 Webinars

Rapido Monthly Update, May 29, Register

ALMA

See the  ALMA 2024 Roadmap and Themes Webinar Series for details about the upcoming webinars listed below.  Most dates TBD.

  • The Alma collaborative network and the shared catalog in a network zone consortia, May 29 @ 10am, Register
  • Increasing Library Productivity with Rialto, May 30 @ 10am ET, Register
  • Linked Data in Alma, June 4 @ 10am ET, Register
  • How to Manage Electronic Resources in a Network Zone Consortia Using Inventory Network Groups, Jun 19 @ 10am, Register
  • Using a Shared User file in a Network Zone Consortia, Jun 26 @ 10am, Register

Primo

Here are links to the Alma and Primo VE Roadmap Highlights for 2024. 

Roadmaps for other ExLibris products, such as Rapido, Leganto, Library Mobile, Rialto and others, are also available. 

Content Training & Information

Ballots and voting instructions for the trial CDI software enhancement initiative will be sent on Monday, April 15, the first day of voting.  Voting will end on May 3.  There will be about a dozen items for votes on the ballot.

Unveiling the New Ex Libris Provider Platform: A Webinar for Content Providers, Apr 16 @ 5pm ET, Register

Content 2024 Roadmaps page

Status of outreach to the Ten new providers selected in the 2024 content NERS cycle.

Building pipes and fixing leaks: Demystifying and Decoding Scholarly Information Discovery & Interchange, Article

Open Office Hours Continue!

Alma Analytics Open Office Hours: Thursdays 3:30 - 4:30 p.m. ET​

Technical Services & E-Resource Management Open Office Hour (Acquisitions, Cataloging and E-Resources): Second Wednesday of the month 1:30 - 2:30 p.m. ET

Resource Sharing Standing Committee Open Office Hours: Third Wednesday of the month 2:00 - 3:00 pm ET​

User Interfaces Standing Committee - Primo Open Office Hours: Third Monday of the month 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. ET​