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From Wade Guidry and Al Cornish / Below are some Systems-related updates for this week:

The April Alma release will be installed on the Alliance sandboxes on Sunday, March 27. The production April release install will follow on Sunday, April 6.

Ex Libris is performing improved pre-release Quality Assurance (QA) testing (compared with past releases) prior to installation on the sandboxes - the QA environment now includes an environment mimicking the Network Zone configuration and data. The urgent need is to reduce the number of problems being uncovered during the sandbox testing week and after the installation of the Alma release on production. Ray Henry's March 17 post to the Alliance Announce listserv has some additional information on this ExL-side change.

Registration is open for May’s ELUNA meeting and Ex Libris Technical Seminar, both in Oklahoma City. Early registration for the ELUNA meeting ends on April 1. Also, if you’ve had a presentation accepted, you must register for the ELUNA meeting by April 2 to get the speaker’s discount.

This is the first year that there will be an ELUNA Developer Day - it’s on Tuesday, the same day as the final day of the Technical Seminar. The Developer Day schedule is now online.

The Whitworth University migration work is going forward. Whitworth is scheduled to go live on the Alliance’s Alma and Primo on June 27, becoming the 38th institution using Alma, the Alliance Network Zone, and Alliance Primo. The Alliance’s Cassie Schmitt is organizing Alliance-specific training to be conducted in April for Whitworth (including Network Zone technical services work, Summit 3 processing, and Primo Back Office).

Ex Libris is currently investigating an issue that has come up in no-PDS authentication testing, that occurs when a user authentication attempt is processed by a specific Front End (FE) service in the hosting environment.

The Center of Excellence Consortial Analytics initiative group would like to add one more major request to its existing complement of efforts, which includes Resource Sharing reports and patron analytics data anonymization. If you have a suggestion or identified consortial-level reporting need that is not currently being met by analytics, please email it to the working group, care of the chair, Al Cornish (acornish@orbiscascade.org).

Al Cornish
Program Manager
Systems support for Alma, Primo and other services
Orbis Cascade Alliance
541-246-2470 Ext. 204  (voice)
acornish@orbiscascade.org (email)