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update from the executive director
July 13 will mark one year since FLVC Library Services completed the migration to Alma and Primo as the new Library Services Platform for our member libraries. The path to “go-live” on Alma/Primo began on March 12, 2020, when FLVC completed the negotiation process and formally signed a contract with Ex Libris to begin migration to the new system. Almost exactly one week after the contract was signed, the world changed dramatically as all our work shifted to a virtual environment due to the rapid emergence of the global pandemic. Throughout the turbulent events of 2020, FLVC staff dedicated their full efforts to the ILS migration project, always with the go-live date of July 13, 2021, in mind.
When I think back on the course of events from the day that we began the ILS migration and implementation process, all the way through to the official go-live date, I am reminded of both the incredible team of people who I am honored to work with at FLVC, as well as all our dedicated and talented colleagues across our member libraries. The collaboration among everyone at FLVC and at all the FCS and SUS libraries was the critical factor in achieving success for this major undertaking! That same collaboration is also the critical factor in the future success of the new Library Services Platform, as we continually refine and improve the system and the services it provides to students and faculty across the state.
Migrating to a new system and going live on schedule was an impressive accomplishment, and doubly so in the context of the challenges of the pandemic and other events. Let’s celebrate the success of this achievement and of our first year of work with the new Library Services Platform!
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