Grappling with PQ Ebook Central Integration in Alma

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    The Proquest Ebook Central Inegration profile was first made available in Alma in early 2018. This was an attractive functionality for Charles Sturt University Library as the University Library has a huge collection (almost 45,000 titles as of May 2019). Running this would mean getting rid of the monthly manual updates for deleting and updating titles in the collection. However, testing in Sandbox was unsuccessful for almost a year as the job never finished properly. The case raised with ExLibris went to development many times with the assurance that it would be fixed in the next monthly release. Finally, it was fixed for us in Sandbox in March 2019. After thorough testing in Sandbox, this was moved to production but it was not plain sailing. It had its issues that we slowly started to unfold. In this presentation I talked about the experiences so far, and how we have tried to make this work for us.
    Original languageEnglish
    Publication statusPublished - 27 Aug 2019
    EventIGeLU 2019: International Group of Ex Libris Users - Max Atria, Singapore, Singapore
    Duration: 27 Aug 201929 Aug 2019


    ConferenceIGeLU 2019
    Abbreviated titleDriving Change, Creating Value Together
    OtherThe International Group of Ex Libris Users (IGeLU) is the collective voice and advocate for users of Ex Libris products. We hold more than 400 members institutions representing more than 1600 Libraries or Archives using Ex Libris products in 39 countries around the world.

    Our aims are:

    To reflect the needs and priorities of the Ex Libris user community
    To influence software and services development to the mutual benefit of product users and the company
    To offer the community a forum for sharing information
    To speak with one voice to Ex Libris to improve customer satisfaction
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      Roshan Thapa (Speaker)

      27 Aug 2019

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