Timeline

October

  • 10/25/18 - Kick Off Meeting
  • 10/25/18 - Join HELM Working Groups
  • Bib Data - delivered from current ILS
  • Patron Data - delivered from current ILS
  • EZproxy Configuration Files - delivered from current network


December

  • E-Content record review - unique records vs packages
  • Serials data review and mapping (FLO and Libraries)
  • Bib data mapping (FLO and Libraries)
        • item types, shelving locations, status codes, etc.
  • Patron data mapping (FLO and Libraries)
        • Patron categories

January

  • Test Bib Data Load (ByWater)
  • Test Patron Data Load (ByWater)
  • Data Review (Libraries)

February

  • EZproxy servers - initial setup
  • Review authentication plans (LDAP, etc.)
  • Review patron data delivery
  • Data Review continues
  • Serials
  • Bibs
  • Patron Data Mapping
  • Assess E-Content Packages and Auto-Load Options

March

  • Weeding and data cleanup completed
  • Customize and configure Circulation Notices and Triggers
  • Configure Circulation and Fine Rules and Functions
  • Set up rules

April

  • April 1-2 (Monday-Tuesday) Training @ Mt Wachusett Community College
  • April 3-4 (Wednesday-Thursday) Training @ Massasoit Community College
  • Set Staff Permissions
  • Build Reports
  • Configure Course Reserves
  • System Upgrade to 18.11
  • TBD - Discontinue Lending and Borrowing in Current network
  • TBD - Discontinue Lending and Borrowing in ComCat

May

  • Data Freeze (mid-May)
  • Final extracts from current ILS
  • Final Bib and Patron Data Migration to Production server
  • Libraries export final statistical data from current ILS

June

  • 6/3/19 - Go Live - HELM

[Production system downtime]


Mt. Wachusetts - last day of classes - May 16

Massasoit - last day of exams - May 20


  • Automated E-content record loads begin
  • Automated patron data loads begin

EDS - start data extracts from Koha to EBSCO

ComCat - switch to Koha