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What Can CommComm Do For You?

The Communications Committee (CommComm) would like to remind you of who we are, what we do, and most importantly how we can help you communicate to your intended audience. Communication is more important than ever during these times. We are committed to providing our resources and assistance to anyone who might need it. Communications Committee... more

Behind the Scenes: Blind-Date-with-a-Book

Occasionally we receive questions and interest from other librarians regarding our Blind-Date-with-a-Book (BDWAB) program, so I wanted to take an opportunity to share our program model and bring attention to all of the work that happens behind the scenes for this fun event. Collecting the Books Typically, we offer two BDWAB programs during the academic... more

Alma/Primo Migration Update, Feb. 28

What’s Past Is Prologue A quick catch-up on the Alma/Primo migration, for those of you who aren’t hip-deep in it every day. February marked the end of our onboarding process and the start of our implementation process. In other words, we are done getting ready to get ready, and now we are getting ready. As... more

Alma Day!

As I’m sure everyone knows by now, ZSR (and PCL and CCCL) are moving from Voyager to Alma next Summer! If you have not heard about this yet, please see Thomas’ insightful post into the key dates to keep in mind during your travel/vacation planning for 2020. Alma Day was our kickoff event for our... more

Alma Update October 28

We’re making a push to finish up one of our first big tasks in the Alma migration. Our integrations spreadsheet is due in to Ex Libris this week, and I wanted to thank the many people who have contributed to filling it in. This is essentially a complicated menu of features involving Alma’s communication with... more

Alma/Primo Migration: The October Update

Onboarding Call 2: The Integrationing Alma migration is under way at ZSR, PCL, and the Carpenter Library. Our migration team held its second big onboarding call last Wednesday. This call covered the process for setting up what Ex Libris calls third-party integrations: basically, how Alma interacts with anything other than itself. It’s a long list.... more

What Can Comm Comm Do For You?

The Communications Committee (CommComm) would like to remind you of who we are, what we do, and most importantly how we can help you communicate to your intended audience. Communications Committee The Communications Committee promotes ZSR library services, resources, and facilities to Wake Forest students, faculty, and staff, as well as the broader Winston-Salem community. The Committee identifies,... more

Alma Migration Kickoff

Alma Migration: Kickoff, Dates, Communications The Kickoff Last Thursday (August 29), ZSR’s Alma Migration Team gathered in the Wilson 6 classroom for our kickoff teleconference with our Ex Libris onboarding manager, Donna Smith. more

Archives Assistant Julia Ough and the Professor David L. Smiley Papers

A year or so ago, a very generous donor provided funding to SCA for the digitizing of the David L. Smiley Papers as he was one of her favorite professors. Recent Wake Forest graduate, Julia Ough, worked on this project over the summer. She scanned 13,055 document pages, and wrote 426 metadata records for each... more

Save the Date – 7/22/2020: Big Retirement Party (for Voyager!)

As you probably know, the three WFU libraries have begun the process of migrating to the Alma library management system (LMS) from Ex Libris. The contract was signed a few weeks ago, and the migration path is becoming more clear. This means saying goodbye to a familiar, consistent, and trustworthy part of life at ZSR... more