[Evergreen-acq] Changing ILS - Acquisitions

Deborah Luchenbill deborah at mobiusconsortium.org
Thu Aug 3 16:10:42 EDT 2017

Leslie, I asked Blake about your question (he's not subscribed to this
list) because he just did this.  His response is below (I will make a
caveat--the data being migrated is from a home-grown ILS of another library
system in Missouri, so it's not from a commercial vendor).


This is good timing. I just migrated acquisitions data for a soon-to-join
library. We generally discourage migration of acquisitions data because of
fiscal years and reporting. Or, if we can, we time the migration between
fiscal years, so that the library can start fresh acquisitions in Evergreen
and leave their old ILS data intact on the old system.

In this case, we went ahead and migrated the data because they strictly
used it with a single vendor. They also do not use Fund sources. The data
was purely for copy creation. It turned out that we were able to create the
purchase orders, lineitems, lineitem_details, and invoices from the data.
Skipping the funding sources all together. This enabled us to populate the
catalog with the copies created from the migrated purchase orders.

Conducting Magic
MOBIUS573-234-4513 <(573)%20234-4513>877-312-3517 <(877)%20312-3517>

Debbie Luchenbill
Evergreen Coordinator
111 E. Broadway, Ste. 220
Columbia, MO  65203
debbie at mobiusconsortium.org <deborah at mobiusconsortium.org>
https://mobiusconsortium.org <http://mobiusconsortium.org>
Missouri Evergreen Help Desk: help at mobiusconsortium.org / 877-312-3517

On Thu, Aug 3, 2017 at 1:46 PM, Leslie St. John <
lstjohn at georgialibraries.org> wrote:

> We will be bringing in to our consortium a new library system that is
> already using Acquisitions from another ILS. I wonder, has anyone every
> migrated Acqusitions data from one ILS to another?  I can't imagine it, but
> there's at least one vendor out there who thinks this can be done.
> If yes, please reply ON the list.
> Thanks,
> Leslie
> Leslie St. John
> *PINES Services Specialist*
> Georgia Public Library Service
> 1800 Century Place, Suite 150
> Atlanta, GA 30345-4304
> 404-235-7129 <(404)%20235-7129> tel
> 404.235.7201 <(404)%20235-7201> fax
> www.georgialibraries.org
> www.gapines.org
> _______________________________________________
> Evergreen-acq mailing list
> Evergreen-acq at list.evergreen-ils.org
> http://list.evergreen-ils.org/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/evergreen-acq
-------------- next part --------------
An HTML attachment was scrubbed...
URL: <http://list.evergreen-ils.org/pipermail/evergreen-acq/attachments/20170803/5e071f82/attachment.html>

More information about the Evergreen-acq mailing list