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CISC 310 - Professor Hayes (Fall 2023): Technology in the Library


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Kate Williamson
(916) 484-8197

What I'm involved in for the Library

  • Library website
  • Library System Platform/Discovery Services (Primo)
  • Database Interface Management
  • Electronic Resource Management
  • IT liaison for computer lab (informal role)

Experience and took formal courses in:

  • HTML
  • CSS
  • JavaScript
  • Content Management Systems (Sharepoint, Ingeniux)
  • Canvas
  • Accessibility
  • Other Computer Information Courses

Library Systems Platform (LSP)

How students use the LSP:

What is the LSP?

ExLibris a Proquest Company Alma PrimoThe Library uses an enterprise software platform to manage a large number of activities and resources. The products are: Alma (back-end) and Primo VE (front-end) discovery service, which we have branded as OneSearch. Both are provided by Ex Libris, a subsidiary of ProQuest. This software allows us to:

  1. maintain our catalog of books and other items, both physical books in the library and ebooks (Alma)
  2. provides a front-end search engine that allows users to find local items and database content (Primo/OneSearch)
    1. The Los Rios Libraries pay for subscriptions to ~80 databases that can be searched across seamlessly through OneSearch
  3. circulate items (check-outs, check-ins, renewals) (Alma)
  4. track purchases (Alma)
  5. analyze use of the collection (Alma Analytics)

The four Los Rios Libraries share this system:

As of 2020,110 of the 114 California Community College libraries use this same software system, and some of the cloud-based back-end features are shared across the CCC system. Alma and Primo are also currently in use at a large number of universities, including the entire CSU system.

The Library Website

IngeniuxThe ARC library, college and district websites are all managed in one instance of the content management system Ingeniux.

Library Technology and Cloud Software

SpringshareLibApps with cloud software

LibApps is a suite of services provided by Springshare used by libraries to share information and manage library services and resources.

Library Computer Lab

Largest computer lab on campus, with 70 computers, managed by ARC IT.