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Librarian Guide to Alma: Home


ex libris alma logoLibrary management software is essential to carrying out the mission of the Libraries, and subsequently the mission of the VCCS. This library system upgrade supports student success by enabling effective library service delivery and improved administrative management. The goal of this project was to replace siloed legacy systems (Aleph, SFX, MetaLib, and CORAL) and ensure continued library service through the implementation of a scalable library system that provides management for all library assets and compatibility with other VCCS systems. All 23 VCCS colleges successfully went live with Alma/Primo in late June, 2018.

Freqently Asked Questions

Is the Aleph client or Aleph online catalog still in use?
No, Aleph was fully decommissioned in September 2018. The Alma system serves as the staff management interface and the Primo system replaces the online catalog.

Is the SFX e-journal locator still in use?
No. SFX was decommissioned in September 2018. The Alma system provides link resolver function.