Published in Serials Review, Vol. 41, No. 2, 2015.


Cecilia Genereux (data management & access/metadata & intellectual access, University of Minnesota Libraries) introduced the session by confessing to a pun intended for her presentation: Alma: To Have and to Hold. The levity quickly shifted into some very detailed analysis of the way the Ex Libris Alma system handled specific types of serials during a migration from Aleph. The University of Minnesota started with Aleph (Ex Libris) in 2002 and moved to Alma on December 26, 2013. Frances McNamara (director, Integrated Library Systems and Administrative and Desktop Systems at University of Chicago), discussed migrating serials data from Horizon to Kulai OLE. Since 1996 the library has been migrating serials into systems like Horizon to Kuali OLE. The history of integrated library systems at the University of Chicago has included Horizon in 1995 for cataloging, circulation, and checking in serials, then adopting III in 1997 for acquisitions only, and by August 2014, using VuFind as the public interface with Kuali OLE.


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