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Below is information on the Alma and Primo sandboxes currently available to the Alliance.

Alma sandboxes

One Alma standard sandbox: Loaded with Ex Libris test data, approximately 70,000 records; Institution Zone and Community Zone only; no Primo installation interoperability. This sandbox is refreshed periodically to support project needs. (Last refresh from Ex Libris standard test configuration and data: April 2018.)

Seven Alma premium sandboxes:

  • Western Washington University: Copy of production environment with anonymized data; includes Institution Zone, Network Zone, and Community Zone. Resource sharing type: Single RS library. (Last configuration and data refresh from production: April 2018.)

  • Willamette University: Copy of production environment with anonymized data; includes Institution Zone, Network Zone, and Community Zone. Resource sharing type: Single RS library and separate law library. (Last configuration and data refresh from production: April 2018.)
  • Network Zone (Last configuration and data refresh from production: April 2018.)
  • Oregon Health & Science University: Copy of production environment (not anonymized - institution staff testing only); includes Institution Zone, Network Zone, and Community Zone. Resource sharing type: Single RS library and member of an additional consortium. (Last configuration and data refresh from production: April 2018.)

  • Pacific University: Copy of production environment (not anonymized - institution staff testing only); includes Institution Zone, Network Zone, and Community Zone.  Resource sharing type: Geographically distributed institutional libraries, each with an RS library. (Last configuration and data refresh from production: April 2018.)

  • Portland Community College: Copy of production environment (not anonymized - institution staff testing only); includes Institution Zone, Network Zone, and Community Zone. Resource sharing type: Single RS library managing geographically distributed institutional libraries. (Last configuration and data refresh from production: April 2018.)

  • University of Washington: Copy of production environment (not anonymized - institution staff testing only); includes Institution Zone, Network Zone, and Community Zone. Resource sharing type: Single, itemless RS library which brokers for multiple institutional libraries. (Last configuration and data refresh from production: April 2018.)
Primo sandboxes

One standard sandbox: Capacity of 6 million records (currently loaded with ~300,000); sample data loaded to this Primo installation; supports Primo Back Office and Front End (example view) access.

One premium sandbox containing full Alliance data and a card to support production server-level performance. Supports Primo Back Office and Front End (example view) access and can be integrated with the Alliance's Alma Primo sandboxes to test configuration changes.

The default data sources for the premium Primo sandbox are Alliance Alma production environments.

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See the Ex Libris documentation Alma sandbox environments for more information on Alma and Primo sandboxes.

Please contact the Alliance's Systems Program Manager with any questions on these resources.