• Batch deleting for dummies

      Guy, Laura (Colorado School of Mines. Arthur Lakes Library, 2004)
      This document shows the steps needed to delete a set of Bibs from the database. There are several steps, including using Pick-N-Scan to delete the items via barcodes, and then using Pmarcexport and Pbulkimport to delete the Bib/MFHDs using BibIDs.
    • Reality of hosted Voyager, The

      Guy, Laura; Moore, Lesli M. (Colorado School of Mines. Arthur Lakes Library, 2013)
      While there are presentations on getting to the hosted environment, we are going to talk "living" in the hosted environment. We will discuss our experiences working with Voyager in the cloud.
    • Procedure that provides limited control of MFHD sort order in WebVoyage

      Guy, Laura (Colorado School of Mines. Arthur Lakes Library, 2013)
      This procedure allows you to get holdings records (provided they are in different locations) to sort in a desired order in the public OPAC. Client interfaces may have changed since this document was created in 2002 but the basic premise and functionality holds in 2013.
    • ODBC: how not to pull your hair out

      Kristin, Sherrie; Guy, Laura (Colorado School of Mines. Arthur Lakes Library, 2013)
      Oracle ODBC driver installs will be discussed on different platforms with different versions of Office. Peculiarities, little setting changes and issues will be addressed with solutions noted that have worked. If the network connection works we will be able to do a live demo on the install. Documentation will be provided for all tested platforms.
    • Digitool as a research data repository

      Guy, Laura (Colorado School of Mines. Arthur Lakes Library, 2013)
      At the Colorado School of Mines both external and internal drivers have emerged that require access to scientific research. External drivers include Federal Agencies such as NSF, OMB, OSTP, NASA and others that mandate public access to data. Internal drivers come from the campus Strategic Plan, which prioritizes making data easily accessible and sharable as a way to enhance the Mines reputation. At the same time Libraries are trying to figure out other directions and roles to enhance relevancy. Data management, coordination, curation and preservation are all things the Library can take a leadership role in. Among the needed service components is a way to provide discovery and delivery of research data. We are currently planning to use Digitool for published small and medium sized data sets and for related publications. This presentation will detail our progress in accomplishing our goals. Acknowledgement goes to Katy Ginger for assistance in the creation of this presentation.
    • Managing a Voyager upgrade: ten year anniversary edition

      Guy, Laura (Colorado School of Mines. Arthur Lakes Library, 2014)
    • Surviving Almanado: tips for a successful pre-implementation

      Guy, Laura (Colorado School of Mines. Arthur Lakes Library, 2015)
      The contract is signed. You're over the shock. Maybe you have a few months before you start your migration. Now what? Alma pre-implementation can be a stressful time. While information is provided in the way of manuals, and some help with strategies and tasks is available from Ex Libris, maybe you want more. This session offers advice and ideas on how you can most effectively use your pre-implementation time. We will talk about what makes Alma unique as an LMS and the best ways to start learning about it. I will show how you can start organizing your team and be ready to hit the ground running. And we will discuss in detail one of the most important chores on your pre-implementation to-do list: data cleanup. As a Voyager site, we were fortunate to have many tools available to us so that we could get our data into fighting shape for the migration. One take-away from this session will be an archive of SQL and other code you might use to help you get ready to survive Almanado.
    • Voyager to Alma migration: stories from the field

      Guy, Laura (Colorado School of Mines. Arthur Lakes Library, 2016-03-31)
      Web presentation session on implementation of the Alma system. The presenter will describe her library’s experience with the migration from Voyager in early 2015—what went wrong, what went well—and offer advice on what to prepare for, what to watch out for, what not to do, questions to ask, etc. as well as describe differences between Voyager and Alma in Circulation, Acquisitions, Cataloging, and Administration modules (formerly SysAdmin in Voyager) that will affect/drive data cleanup (e.g., the conversion of ILS-managed electronic resources, Circulation simplification, Duplicate bib and other catalog cleanup). The focus of this presentation will be how to maximize your migration success during pre-implementation and implementation.
    • Alma up! The keys to a successful Alma migration in a not so huge library

      Guy, Laura; Kroll, Anna Lois (Colorado School of Mines. Arthur Lakes Library, 2016-05)
      Both the Master's Seminary Library and the Colorado School of Mines Library went live with Alma in summer of 2015. Join us as we share our migration experiences, including the many lessons learned during our Alma implementations. We will discuss timelines, project management, choosing a migration team, data preparation and cleanup, communication and training, workflows, certification, configuration, and more. We will also describe surprises we encountered, what went right during our migrations, and what we wish we could do-over. We’ll leave plenty of time for questions and maybe even some answers.
    • Voyager field weighting information

      Guy, Laura
      In 2002 the Colorado School of Mines Library redid their Voyager field weightings. These files describe the changes made at that time.
    • Alma "New Books" list from Analytics reports to static HTML for web site inclusion

      Guy, Laura
      This zip file contains the basic instructions (a word document), the Alma Oracle B.I. Analytics query screenshots, and example files (initial Excel and the final txt). In brief the included files provide the workflow to generate the necessary Analytics reports, then use Excel and UltraEdit (or text editor of your choice) to make changes to the files so they can be put in static web pages. The readme file includes a URL to the final product - a web page containing new titles lists. Assistance from University of Minnesota - Duluth was integral to the success of this project and is hereby gratefully acknowledged. Note that the examples use "New Primo UI" (as of 1/2017) Permalinks. If you are on the "classic" Primo UI as of this date, you will need to modify the Permanent URL.
    • Supporting your Voyager server

      Guy, Laura
      Presentation delivered in February and March 2012.
    • Exploring new partnerships: Information Center for Ropeway Studies and Associated Wire Rope Fabricators

      Lerud-Heck, Joanne; Guy, Laura
      Presented at the October 2003 meeting of the Associated Wire Rope Fabricators in Broomfield, Colorado.
    • Alma post-implementation at the Colorado School of Mines

      Guy, Laura
      Implementing a library services platform such as Alma with Primo can be a major undertaking. Replacing an ILS, link resolver, ERM, and possibly other systems with a unified platform calls for rethinking workflows, retraining staff, cleaning up and migrating data, and an array of other potential areas of analysis. These can range from rethinking what patron services are offered to reviewing collaboration opportunities between or within libraries. Planning to make all of these changes within the duration of the implementation project is a challenge--both because of the scope of the changes, and because improvements in library services should continue on the new library platform. Instead, implementation can be viewed as one activity in the evolution of library services, with continuous advances before and after the implementation project. This eases the transition and allows the library to plan future improvements based on opportunities afforded by the new systems. In this session, two libraries that implemented Alma and Primo will share their perspectives on the lifecycle of system implementation. From planning, preparing, and implementing the platform to post-implementation analysis of workflows, come hear how an implementation project fits into the broader process of improving library services.
    • Yes you can! You don't need to be a rocket scientist (or systems administrator!) to upgrade your Voyager server!

      Guy, Laura
      Presented at the May 2010 meeting of the Ex Libris Users of North America Conference held in Fort Worth, Texas.
    • COUNTER reports: from UStat to Alma

      Guy, Laura
      COUNTER data help libraries count usage of their electronic resources. For years we have used UStat to manage these data and report on user activity. But in 2017 that all changed when this function was greatly expanded and enhanced and integrated into Alma. The presenter was a development partner for this transformation. Come learn how you can start taking advantage of this fantastic new capability. We’ll have a quick intro to COUNTER, a discussion of new Alma roles, we’ll learn about the Data Usage Loader and loading data both manually or via SUSHI, and we’ll look at the amazing new Analytics reports available to help you do collection development and more. There will be plenty of time for questions. Even if you haven’t used UStat, it’s time to get into COUNTER!
    • Power and ease of Voyager Analyzer

      Guy, Laura; Dicus, Mike
      Presentation delivered at the July 2008 Ex Libris Technical Seminar in Long Beach, California.
    • Access to Analyzer: making the transition

      Guy, Laura
      Presentation delivered at the February 2009 meeting of the Southwest Region Ex Libris User Group in Orange County, California.
    • Managing Voyager in small libraries: supporting your server

      Guy, Laura
      Presentation delivered at the May 2011 Ex Libris Technical Seminar in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.