FLVC Alma & Primo VE Virtual Conference on November 9, 2022

Library Services Virtual Conference on Alma & Primo VE


Now that Florida’s college and university libraries have been using Alma and Primo VE for nearly 18 months, it's time to celebrate our successes and share our experiences!

Join us for FLVC Library Services’ Fall Virtual Conference on November 9, 2022. This FREE online conference will feature presentations by Ex Libris on what's ahead for both Alma and Primo VE, presentations from college and university library staff on various aspects of our systems, as well as updates from FLVC staff.


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Pre-Meeting Discussion

9:15-9:30 a.m. ET

Welcome and Overview

9:30-9:40 a.m. ET

Keynote Presentations

Product Roadmaps for Alma and Primo VE

9:40-10:40 a.m. ET

Dana Moshkovits, Vice President of Product Management (Alma), Ex Libris
Nili Natan, Product Manager (Primo and Primo VE), Ex Libris

Dana and Nili oversee product development and management for Alma and Primo VE, respectively. They will provide an overview of recent enhancements and discuss what’s ahead for both products.


10:40-11:00 a.m. ET

College & University Library Presentations

Using Alma & Primo to Improve Digital Delivery Services

11:00-11:30 a.m. ET

Eric Love, Collections Access & Delivery Manager, Florida State University
Jeff Hipsher, Head of Access Services & Delivery, Florida State University

Eric and Jeff will demonstrate FSU’s efforts to provide a way in which select users can easily request digital copies of book chapters or journal articles from its print collections.

Connecting Knowledge Dots in an AI-Enabled Primo Platform (Yewno)

11:30-12:00 p.m. ET

Jin Xiu Guo, Associate Dean of Technical Services, Florida International University

FIU is currently committed to implementing the Yewno Discover widget within Primo VE which will allow users to easily identify related search terms in order to find more relevant information. Jin will briefly demonstrate the product and discuss some of the issues with the project.


12:00-1:00 p.m. ET

Using API Functionality to Check Place Order of Shelved Items

1:00-1:30 p.m. ET

Tyler Claassen, Audiovisual Technician, Pasco-Hernando State College
Nancy Claassen, Staff Assistant, Pasco-Hernando State College

PHSC has developed an interesting solution to assist in the inventory process: identifying materials that are out of order on the shelf. This simple program can be implemented by any institution interested in doing an inventory of all, or a part, of its physical collection.

Useful Primo Customizations

1:30-2:00 p.m. ET

Jenna Miller, Librarian, Santa Fe College

Jenna will demonstrate several simple changes any library can make to its Primo instance to make it more useful and intuitive for students and faculty. These customized features can be implemented by authorized library staff or by FLVC's Help Desk.

SUSHI Harvesting in Alma

2:00-2:30 p.m. ET

Gaby Whiteman, Library Data Management Analyst, Florida Gulf Coast University

Ever wondered how to retrieve relevant usage statistics from electronic collections managed in Alma, and then compile the data using Alma Analytics? Gaby will review the process and show us how easily this can be done.


2:30-2:45 p.m. ET

FLVC Library Services Discussion

2:45-4:15 p.m. ET

FLVC's Library Services staff will provide brief reports on various areas of Alma and Primo VE, including Acquisitions, Resource Management, Fulfillment, Reports, and Primo VE.

Closing Remarks and Feedback

4:15-4:30 p.m. ET