We’re having triplets! Delivering the new library platform at the University of Northampton.

Activity: Academic Talks or PresentationsConference Presentation


In the summer of 2022, the library at the University of Northampton went live with three new library systems simultaneously: reading list system (moving from Aspire to Leganto), discovery system (moving from Primo to Primo VE) and back-end management system (moving from Sierra to Alma). The three systems went live on time and on budget. However, the story began back in November 2020 with research, surveys and focus groups with library staff to assess where our existing systems were failing and what we wanted to achieve, leading to our system requirements specifications. This presentation will chart the journey from the initial user needs assessment, through the experience of the implementation months, on to final delivery and system infancy. The Project Team will reflect on the lessons learned en route, the highs and lows, and on how well the new systems have delivered on their promise in relation to our initial user needs assessment. Delegates will gain an honest insight into how a complex system implementation was carried out from initial research and scoping through to post-go live tidying up.
Period9 Jun 2023
Event titleLLS Everyone a Researcher Conference 2023
Event typeConference
LocationNorthampton, United KingdomShow on map
Degree of RecognitionNational


  • Library Management System