After a year of implementation, the Colorado School of Mines Arthur Lakes Library went live with the Ex Libris Alma resource management solution and the Primo discovery and delivery solution on June 3, 2015. The implementation process involved an unprecedented and extremely successful collaboration between Library, Information Technology and Enterprise Systems teams. 

Alma allows Library staff to manage all of the Library’s scholarly resources and media types in a unified system, while Primo enables users to search all resources types from a single user-interface, and receive a single, relevance-ranked result list.

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The Rocky Mountain Regional IUG will be on July 31, 2015 on the CU-Boulder campus at Norlin Library.   If you have a presentation on any aspect of Sierra, Encore, Polaris, or Millenium please contact Jeremy Seiferth (



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June 4, 2015

To: University of Denver Community

From: Rebecca Chopp, Chancellor
            Gregg Kvistad, Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor

We would like to take this opportunity to announce the retirement of Nancy Allen, long-serving dean and director of the University Libraries, effective Sept. 1. Dean Allen has served in this position since 1992, making her the longest serving dean of the libraries and the third-longest serving dean in the University’s history.

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The Alliance is hosting a workshop on the new WorldCat Discovery interface.

Are you curious about the transition from FirstSearch to WorldCat Discovery?  Ready to begin the transition process but not sure how to start?  The Alliance and OCLC are pleased to sponsor a hands-on workshop to introduce you to WorldCat Discovery and help you configure your library’s Discovery website.   Bring your laptop and join us as Amy Lytle, Portfolio Implementation Manager, OCLC, helps you navigate the set-up options and discusses best practices for effective searching in this new interface. 

You’ll leave this half-day session with

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