Early in the morning on Thursday June 20, UC-eLinks went live on the Ex Libris Cloud.  This means CDL is no longer hosting the SFX software that runs UC-eLinks.  UC Davis also successfully moved its separate SFX instance onto the cloud at Ex Libris at the same time as CDL made the migration.  CDL will continue to manage UC-eLinks on behalf of University of California libraries. SFX software and knowledge base updates will continue to occur on a regular, weekly basis.  There will be no perceived changes for the campuses or for end users.

We are pleased to report the data migration process and testing took less than three months to complete, and started and finished on schedule.  The implementation was lead by UC-eLinks technical lead, Margery Tibbetts at CDL, and implementation manager, Matt Baker at Ex Libris.  CDL’s Debra Bartling played a key role as a technical advisor.

Thanks also to Karl Kocher, Dale Snapp, and James Niffenegger who lead the UC Davis migration.

The CDL UC-eLinks team would like to thank the UC-eLinks administrators, Users Council, HOPS, and all the people who helped coordinate testing on the campuses — and special thanks to the people who completed the testing.

For background on what prompted this change, see http://www.cdlib.org/cdlinfo/2013/04/03/uc-elinks-is-moving-to-the-ex-libris-cloud/