Library Technology Guides

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January 22, 2015

Ex Libris Orbis Cascade Alliance and Ex Libris Complete Implementation of a Shared Resource Management and Discovery System. The Orbis Cascade Alliance, a consortium of 37 North American academic institutions known for innovative collaboration, and Ex Libris announce completion of a two-year effort to migrate Alliance members to a shared, next-generation library management and discovery solution. Alliance member libraries have migrated from 37 locally hosted systems comprised of four discovery and three ILS platforms to shared use of the cloud-based Alma unified resource management solution and Primo discovery solution. Working in partnership, the Alliance and Ex Libris each played critical roles in managing the complex migration of four cohorts comprised of 6-11 libraries, each cohort migrating over a six-month period. Beyond migration, the Alliance and Ex Libris worked in partnership to create a new resource sharing solution and to develop consortial functionality that will allow Alliance member libraries to build on their 20-year history of shared work. [Full Announcement].

October 9, 2012

Ex Libris Orbis Cascade Alliance selects Ex Libris Alma and Primo. Ex Libris and the Orbis Cascade Alliance, a consortium of 37 North American academic institutions known for innovative collaboration, are pleased to announce that the Alliance will implement the Ex Libris Alma unified resource management solution and Primo discovery solution. [Full Announcement].

April 14, 2008

OCLC OCLC and Orbis Cascade Alliance to develop new consortial borrowing solution. The Orbis Cascade Alliance and OCLC are working together to migrate the Alliance’s Summit union catalog to a consortial borrowing solution based on the integration of WorldCat.org, VDX, WorldCat Resource Sharing and a new circulation gateway in time for the beginning of the 2008-2009 academic school year. [Full Announcement].