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Next Generation Integrated Library System: Alma and Primo VE

Coming soon to the UWF LIbraries!

The University of West Florida Libraries is a member library of the Florida Academic Library Services Cooperative (FALSC). On March 12, 2020, a multi-year contract was completed with Ex Libris for the implementation of the Alma and Primo library products. This next-generation integrated library system (ILS) leverages cloud-based services and offers a responsive, scalable web and mobile design. This upgrade will expand access to materials and improve the user experience for students, faculty, and staff. This upgrade will also improve library staff's ability to find, track, and share material, to process requests for new acquisitions, and to analyze usage.

The new library system will be implemented for all Florida public colleges and universities on July 13, 2021.

Visit this guide for the latest updates and impacts.


How will the UWF community benefit from Primo VE?

The new Primo VE discovery service will allow better access and management of the Library's print, electronic, and digital collections as well as improved discovery of items across all Florida institutions.  Primo VE will change how OneSearch looks and functions. 

Other enhanced features include:

  • Enhanced User Experience: Better integration of the library’s collections along with improved and expanded search capabilities.
  • Faster: Save time by searching almost all of the library's collections and beyond in one simple search.
  • More Discovery: Explore and learn through automatic recommendations, virtual title browsing, and citation trails.
  • Personalized Search Experience: Log in to save your research preferences. Save your items in your eShelf and easily export to RefWorks or EndNote.
  • On-the-Go: Improved mobile user interface allows researchers to search on their favorite mobile device.
  • Seamless Integration: Alma and Primo VE work together to provide one user-friendly account for most library needs.