Ex Libris Implementation Project Update – November 2019

quicksearch logoThe project to append Rutgers Law Libraries’ Koha Catalog data to our instance of Alma and QuickSearch is picking up the pace. During the summer the Implementation Team and its working groups met with our counterparts at Law to review Alma configuration options and best practices for data cleanup and loading records. Then in September and October, Law supplied configuration and mapping forms and exported their full catalog of bibs and patrons to Ex Libris.

Below is the tentative schedule for the remainder of the Law Append project:

October 2019

  • Ex Libris performs test load and builds test system
  • Law starts using our ILLiad and redirects their users to our ILLiad form

November 2019

  • Law and Libraries review results of test load
  • Libraries provide Alma training
  • Law stops lending under NJRLL (Law Camden) and RULAW (Law Newark) symbols in ILLiad
  • Law Exports Koha Catalog Titles to OCLC
  • OCLC attaches NjR symbol to Law titles in WorldCat

December 2019

  • Continue Alma Training

January 3, 2020

  • Law provides final version of configuration forms and extracts to Ex Libris

January 4-8, 2020

  • Technical Services and Fulfillment Activities are frozen
  • Ex Libris appends Law data to our instance of Alma and QuickSearch

January 9, 2020

  • Law Goes Live with Alma and QuickSearch

January 10, 2020

  • Load Offline Circulation transactions

January 2020

  • OCLC removes NJRLL and RULAW symbols from existing Law titles in WorldCat

Chris Sterback