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On TRAC to Success: Creating a Multi-Institution, Statewide Fulfillment Network
ELUNA Annual Meeting (2018)
  • R. Todd Vandenbark, Wartburg College
  • Brian Thompson, University of Iowa
  • Dawn Mick, Iowa State University
  • Greg Davis, Iowa State University
  • Andrew J. Welch, Drake University
In 2015, ten Iowa and Nebraska academic library systems prepared to migrate to Alma and Primo. Simultaneous adoption of a common ILS was unprecedented in Iowa, and we knew this was an opportunity to forge stronger connections between our libraries, collections, and institutions. Representatives from each library began meeting to discuss shared goals and objectives, and they formed TRAC: the Two Rivers Alma Collaborative.
Four TRAC libraries already belonged to a small regional consortium, but the rest did not. Our parallel migration timelines provided a chance to leverage our common--if not shared--library platform. Discussions ranged from sharing a Primo environment to (briefly) considering a Network Zone. Ultimately, TRAC settled on shared Primo discovery and a fulfillment network that allows direct requesting and inter-institutional walk-in borrowing.
  • Alma,
  • ExLibris,
  • Fulfillment Network,
  • Collaboration,
  • Libraries
Publication Date
Spring May 3, 2018
Spokane, Washington
Citation Information
R. Todd Vandenbark, Brian Thompson, Dawn Mick, Greg Davis, et al.. "On TRAC to Success: Creating a Multi-Institution, Statewide Fulfillment Network" ELUNA Annual Meeting (2018)
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