• 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.
    • Access to Analyzer: making the transition

      Guy, Laura; Lute, Janet
      Presentation delivered at the April 2007 meeting of the Endeavor User Group in Chicago, Illinois.
    • All hands on deck: successfully navigating a Voyager upgrade (a small library point of view)

      Guy, Laura
      Presentation delivered at the April 2004 meeting of the Endeavor User Group in Chicago, Illinois.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • Avoiding DATApocalypse!

      Guy, Laura
      Presentation delivered at the October, 2011 Ex Libris Northeast User Group meeting in Bridgeport, Connecticut.
    • Avoiding DATApocalypse!

      Guy, Laura
      Presentation delivered at the May, 2012 Ex Libris North American User Group Conference in Salt Lake City, Utah.
    • 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.
    • Batch deletion for dummies: removing BIB and MFHD records from your database with bulkimport

      Guy, Laura
      Presentation delivered at the April 2006 meeting of the Endeavor User Group in Chicago, Illinois.
    • Before you contact support: troubleshooting

      Guy, Laura
      Presentation delivered in March and April 2012.
    • Cool beans discovery - Primo VE

      Guy, Laura; Nickum, Lisa
      Presentation to Library staff on Primo VE.
    • 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!
    • Database conversion using The Data Magician

      Guy, Laura
      Presentation delivered at the April 2003 meeting of the Endeavor User Group in Chicago, Illinois.
    • 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.
    • Discovery systems and usage of material

      Guy, Laura
      There is evidence of rising usage of library discovery systems by patrons, both in absolute numbers, as well as in comparison to other research tools such as Google Scholar. But what is the impact for libraries, publishers, and users? In this session, an academic librarian and an information provider discuss whether the increased usage of library discovery systems has had an impact on the usage of their material. What drives usage, how can we measure it, and what have we learned? The Colorado School of Mines will present results from the library perspective and draw conclusions about the impact of the increased usage of discovery systems on the role libraries play in supporting teaching, learning, and research. Alexander Street Press will discuss how collaboration with discovery vendors impacts the usage on their platform, obstacles they have encountered on the way, and lessons they have learned for the future.
    • 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.
    • Forging new alliances: Information Center for Ropeway Studies, Colorado School of Mines

      Lerud-Heck, Joanne; Guy, Laura
      Presentation delivered at the 2006 meeting of OIPEEC.
    • Hitting consortial paydirt: Voyager, INN-Reach and the Colorado "Prospector" unified catalog

      Guy, Laura; Machovec, George
      Presentation delivered at the April 2006 meeting of the Endeavor User Group in Chicago, Illinois.
    • Implementing Alma

      Guy, Laura
      A presentation for the Washington Research Library Consortium Alma Implementation Team.