Ever heard the saying that "books can take you anywhere"? Apparently, this also applies to Primo, the Library's search interface!
Alison Hitchens, current Project Manager for the Primo Implementation Team, was recently jetted to Jerusalem by the Primo vendor ExLibris to take part in collaborative testing for a major Primo upgrade scheduled for later this year.
Joined by four other volunteers from libraries in New York, Florida, Australia, and Germany, she met face-to-face with the Primo product manager, developers, and quality assurance team to collectively "share successes, frustrations, and ideas."
Here, Alison got a hands-on preview of what lies ahead for the Tri-University Group's (TUG) implementation of Primo.
The Primo upgrade will include the addition of features we are used to having in TRELLIS, including:
"I am confident that our users will find the new results display easy to navigate," Alison explains. "All of their tasks will be available to them on the first screen."
Alison was selected to represent the Tri-University Group of Libraries (TUG) for her in-depth and diverse knowledge of Primo. Now Project Manager, Alison initially joined the Primo team as one of the metadata experts - her responsibility being to ensure that data was extracted and converted accurately from TRELLIS into Primo.
After long days of Primo testing in Jerusalem, Alison was hosted to evenings full of sight-seeing. Top of her list for cultural hightlights was a 3-hour tour of the Old City.
"The Church of the Holy Sepulchre is one of the most interesting places I've been. So many time periods are represented in it and our guide gave us a wonderful mix of history, tradition, and anecdotes."
For more information, contact:
Project Manager, Primo Implementation Team