Presented by:
Terri Muraski, Information Systems Librarian and Associate
Professor, UW- Stevens Point
Kelly Kroes, Consort...
Motivation for our consortia to adopt and implement a
discovery layer
Evaluation of bids
Demonstrations
Selecting a tool
Project timeline
Implementation Team
Communication tools
Tips about the process
Changing librarian/faculty mindsets
Managing many constituents
The Perils of local customizations
(WISPALS) Following a “Rush” implementation plan
(aka cheape...
Easier searching for our students and faculty
Some pleasant surprises
Increase in catalog and database usage
Having all of...
Replacing the Catalog – Alma and a new Primo
Future Development – hopes and plans
Pipes – new data
Interface
Functionality
Contact Information
Terri Muraski - Terri.Muraski@uwsp.edu
Kelly Kroes – kroesk@gtc.edu
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Discovery Layers – Collaboration and Implementation

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Terri Muraski, Information Systems Librarian and Associate Professor, UW-Stevens Point
Kelly Kroes, WISPALS Consortium Coordinator, Gateway Technical College

Get an inside look at the lessons learned implementing the Primo resource discovery layer in the WISPALS and UW System library consortia. We’ll share our success stories and frustrations with collaboration, the communication vehicles that worked well and give pointers on how to survive with way too much email!

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Discovery Layers – Collaboration and Implementation

  1. 1. Presented by: Terri Muraski, Information Systems Librarian and Associate Professor, UW- Stevens Point Kelly Kroes, Consortium Coordinator, WISPALS Library Consortium
  2. 2. Motivation for our consortia to adopt and implement a discovery layer Evaluation of bids Demonstrations Selecting a tool
  3. 3. Project timeline Implementation Team Communication tools Tips about the process Changing librarian/faculty mindsets
  4. 4. Managing many constituents The Perils of local customizations (WISPALS) Following a “Rush” implementation plan (aka cheaper isn’t always better) Keeping track of outstanding issues/ Support Incidents Interoperability testing and size issues (UW)
  5. 5. Easier searching for our students and faculty Some pleasant surprises Increase in catalog and database usage Having all of our resources searchable in the same search box
  6. 6. Replacing the Catalog – Alma and a new Primo Future Development – hopes and plans Pipes – new data Interface Functionality
  7. 7. Contact Information Terri Muraski - Terri.Muraski@uwsp.edu Kelly Kroes – kroesk@gtc.edu

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