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Alma Implementation Project

All University System of Georgia institutions are implementing a new integrated library system (ILS) named Alma. We are also implementing a new online public access catalog (OPAC) named Primo. Our library's current ILS, Voyager, is nearing the end of its life cycle. Alma/Primo will allow our institutions to better manage print and digital collections and improve our efficiencies through shared services and cloud opportunities.


Alma Implementation - Project Timeline

  • January 2017: Institutional Leads to work with Library Directors to develop communications plan (project team will provide monthly templates)
  • 02/10/2017: Finalize first pass of workflow/primo/printing testing
  • 02/14 - 02/16/2017: Onsite Workflow Workshop (all leads required, limited space for additional attendees available)
  • 03/31/2017: Institutional Leads Finalize Training Plans/Materials for their institution
  • 04/01 - 04/28/2017: Training Period for Institutional Leads/designees to deliver training to institutional stakeholders
  • 04/14/2017: Institutional Leads deadline to submit final migration forms/p2e/non/exl link resolver form/sfx extract
  • 04/21/2017: Final Voyager data cleanup deadline
  • 04/24/2017: Technical Services freeze begins in Voyager
  • 04/28/2017: Institutional deadline to finalize configuration changes in Alma
  • 05/01/2017: Cutover Begins (Alma Test Environment Data Erased/Configurations Persist)(Access to Alma disrupted)
  • 05/21 - 05/25/2017: Institutional Data Acceptance/Once Accepted Technical Services can begin in Alma
  • 05/22 - 05/25/2017: Fulfillment Freeze in Voyager/Offline Circulation in Alma
  • 05/26/2017: Go Live


Institutional Leads

Please contact the institutional leads if you have any questions or concerns.

Valarie Anthony, Systems/Electronic Resources Librarian, 912-358-4328
Adam Cottle, Technical Services Librarian, 912-358-4322


Updates for Campus Community

February 28, 2017

March 31, 2017


Helpful Links

GIL Alma Implementation - USG's Alma Website

G3 Alma & Primo Training - USG's Alma & Primo Training Site

Alma Test Environment - SSU's Alma Test Environment

Primo Test Environment - SSU's Primo Test Environment