National Agricultural Library – Consultation Services for Library Services Platform

LAC provided a senior consultant and project management specialist to plan, coordinate, and implement a complex migration and consolidation of the NAL’s catalog database from a server-side integrated library system (Voyager) to a cloud-based next generation Library Services Platform (LSP), Alma. LAC Federal provided a Six-Sigma-certified project management specialist with extensive information technology expertise and experience surrounding catalog databases. She conducted an in-depth Business Requirements Analysis and developed a detailed project plan including all tasks, deliverables, milestones, and reporting. In addition to a direct migration of the existing catalog, the project included planning for the extraction, transformation, and loading (ETL) of special collections catalog records for the NALs archives which were maintained in a variety of custom databases and did not adhere to a common standard. She worked directly with NAL staff from the Acquisitions and Metadata Branch, IT staff, and vendor representatives from Islandora to effect a smooth transition.