In the spring of 2016, the California State University (CSU) System began the process of creating formalized self-check testing procedures for campuses utilizing self-check in anticipation of our switch to Alma in June of 2017. Ten of 23 CSU campuses have self-check machines in service. Each campus presented its own unique challenges for migrating to a new system including various self-check vendors, options on self-check machines, authentication procedures, and usage of automated materials handling systems. Our group of five was tasked with creating standardized goals and procedures for linking our self-check systems to Alma despite myriad configurations. Our goal for this presentation will be to share experiences and provide ideas on how to create formalized testing procedures in a consortial environment. We will discuss how we communicated during the project, documented progress, as well as provide insight into troubleshooting problems that arose during the testing process.
Natasha Allen and Suzanna Conrad. "Check Your Expectations: Testing Self Check in a Consortium Environment" Ex Libris Users of North America (ELUNA) 2017 Meeting (2017).