Coming from Voyager, after over 16 years of setting up and updating calendars for a multi-library university, configuring the calendars in Alma was confusing. The calendars in Alma use the standard hours for major terms as a starting point. Exceptions are defined by “Closing” the library to shorten the hours and “Opening” the library to extend the hours, instead of giving the hours of operation on the days when exceptions occur. The University of Kentucky has everything from a 24 x 5+ main library to a 40 hour a week storage facility. Library hours change between semesters and do different things during the summer sessions. This presentation includes how to set up Alma calendars and some “gotchas” and how to avoid them.

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A presentation at the ELUNA (Ex Libris Users of North America) Meeting 2017 in Schaumburg, IL.