The University of Baltimore Libraries to migrate from Ex Libris ALEPH system to Alma/Primo system over Spring 2024

This spring, The University of Baltimore Libraries, along with the 17 libraries across the University System of Maryland and Affiliated Institutions (USMAI) will be implementing a new integrated library system (ILS), Alma, that will go live on May 23, 2024. Throughout the spring, our migration task force will be working to replace the current system, which has been in place for over 20 years.

An integrated library system manages the basic functions of a library, such as checking library materials in and out, keeping track of orders and subscriptions, and providing the infrastructure that allows library users to search and access library materials. This system migration is a huge step forward, and will help modernize our current functionality and usability, increasing cooperation with other systems across our campus and with other academic institutions across the state.

Our new discovery service, which replaces Ebsco EDS, will streamline search functions and your access to local resources and scholarly research. You will notice more features that will allow you to more easily manage your loans, requests, and citations. Keep an eye out for a preview of the Primo search interface in the coming months.

We will be providing updates as the project continues throughout the spring especially with information on any temporary service changes or suspensions as the new system is prepared. If you have any questions please reach out to Sean Hogan

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