Distinctive Collections Inventory and Reading Room Management Through the ILS

In the Fall of 2021, the library initiated a feasibility study to investigate the prospects of replacing Aeon with the Reading Room functionality in Alma. Our Distinctive Collections reading rooms have been using Aeon to facilitate patron requests for materials and manage the in-house lending process. While Aeon is suitable to fulfill this requirement, it lacks the inventory control and management aspect. The project intended to use Alma to oversee the inventory and improve the tracking of materials, as well as the circulation of it, while Primo would act as the patron interface replacing Aeon.
During this presentation we will highlight the problem, implementation of the reading room functionality in Alma, material reservation process in Primo, cross-walking & import of materials from the Finding Aids (AtoM), and linking of records from AtoM.

The event is finished.


Oct 15 2022


10:00 am - 11:00 am




Seminar Theater
Hilton Salt Lake City Center, 255 S W Temple St, Salt Lake City, UT 84101


  • Dhanushka Samarakoon
    Dhanushka Samarakoon
    Head of Library Technology, University of Miami

    Dhanushka Samarakoon is the Head of Library Technology, for the University of Miami Libraries. He provides leadership, management, budgetary oversight, and expertise to develop and execute the long-term technology strategy in support of the Libraries’ mission. He supervises the departments responsible for the Libraries’ enterprise applications, computing infrastructure, and Audio/Video & event support. He earned his Master of Library Science from the Emporia State University and the Bachelor of Information Technology from the Sri Lanka Institute of Information Technology.

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