Primo VE FAQs
An Ex Libris product, Primo VE (OneSearch) is the application providing your interface to FAU Libraries’ resources (print, electronic, and digital). It’s also called a discovery layer as it helps you discover the resources we have and is a comprehensive tool for finding resources.
The Florida state legislature has mandated that all public college and university libraries in Florida adopt a next-generation library system with an integrated, shared library catalog/discovery resource.
An Ex Libris product, Alma supports the tasks necessary to keep your library in operation. These include acquisitions, cataloging, fulfillment, and assessment. It is the staff side of the library catalog.
The Alma-Primo system is being implemented statewide as part of a legislative mandate. Special funding for this project was provided to the Florida Virtual Campus (FLVC) for the system implementation.
While no new items can be added to the catalog between May 27-July 13, we can still add new items to Course Reserves. Online Resources - we can send you the permalinks and add the items to our Textbook Reserves LibGuide for easy access by students. Physical Resources - If the book is already in the Textbook Reserves, no problem! We'll send you instructions on how to find the book. If it is a new book, we can still process it outside of the catalog, add it to the Textbook Reserves LibGuide for easy look-up and make it available to your students at the front desk.
Not at this time, but we will be updating instructional videos in the latter half of July to provide tips on how to use the new interface. Much of the search functionality will be the same.
You will be able to search for FAU Libraries material using Primo VE (through OneSearch). Primo VE will be the new FAU Libraries discovery layer.
These will not transfer over to Primo VE. Alerts, feeds, and folders will have to be newly set up after July 13. Primo VE will require you to set up a personal internal account to have this functionality.
Library staff have been reaching out to faculty and students that currently have lost materials and have been working with these individual cases. Lost and overdue material information will transfer into Primo VE. The FAU Libraries staff will have access to the old system for a period of time to resolve questions after the migration.
The records of materials checked out will shift over to Primo VE.
Please use the Primo VE Issues/Questions Form; it will be sent to the appropriate person and answered as soon as possible.
Yes, it will have the capability to export to several citation management systems. We will update as we have more details.
No, UBorrow links will automatically refer FAU faculty and students to the Interlibrary Loan system.
Last modified at 06/28/2021 - 16:27 PM