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OLS Alma Training LibGuide

Everything related to Alma Training from the CUNY Office of Library Services.


Alma Developer's Blog (ExLibris)

Tips, tricks, code samples, stories. The Tech Blog is the place to share.


News & Updates

Primo VE has a new Libguide

It is now easier to find out about what is going on with Primo VE (known to us as OneSearch)


New! Alma Essentials

We are excited to announce the new Alma Essentials training kit! This updated series covers all you need to know to get started with Alma using short, demo based videos. While this LibGuide has been with links to the new videos, you will continue to be able to access the older videos through March of 2021. You can reach out to with any questions.


See how the University of Connecticut uses Primo (OneSearch) to highlight their collections

Click on a category and then when you see the collection, click on a resource. This is a feature that one of our CUNY OLS committees is considering as a possibility at CUNY.


CUNY OLS has Online FAQs about OneSearch

In OLS's instance of LibAnswers FAQs, there is a growing number of questions/answers about OneSearch.


You, Too, Can Ask for / Contribute to Improvements for OneSearch

As many of you probably know, ExLibris, the company that provides Primo VE (that's OneSearch to you and me!) is continually working to make improvements to its products. They've set up an "Idea Exchange" where you can see the different improvements that customers have suggested, and vote on them! You can also make your own suggestions. So if you think our students would benefit from new features, check it out. Reading through the brief descriptions can also give you more insight into how the tool works. (ExLibris Idea Exchange)


Keyboard Shortcuts in Alma - By Alevtina Verbovetskaya

There are a lot of good features of Alma, our new library services platform going live in August 2020. However, one feature that is often cited as needing improvement is its UI, which relies heavily on mouse maneuvering and button clicking. To combat hand and wrist fatigue, consider using keyboard shortcuts! (What's New @OLS57)


Out-of-the-Box Reports (Alma Analytics)

A table describing the out-of-the-box reports that are available in Alma Analytics (ExLibris Knowledge Center)