Drawing Piano Keys on the Table: Lessons Learned in Migration Planning

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Jenifer Gundry


When preparing to migrate library systems, time is the ultimate luxury. The professional literature is awash in articles highlighting the importance of taking time pre-migration to thoroughly review library system data, comb through item status reports, and reconsider policies, workflows, and matrices; to clean (and delete) as much data as possible; and to consider a physical inventory. This excellent advice guided the project timeline of the last system migration at Wright Library, Princeton Theological Seminary in 2019-2020. But next time, we’ll do things differently.

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