Skip to main content

Shared LSP

Shared LSP - Public

Project Overview

In August 2018, PASCAL signed a contract with Ex Libris to acquire a statewide Shared Library Service Platform that includes the Alma unified management and Primo discovery and delivery platforms. The in-depth procurement and enrolment process involved substantial member input. Fifty-five libraries from fifty-three institutions committed to participate in the program. Participating libraries will be migrating from seven different integrated library systems with an anticipated Go Live date of June 1, 2020.

The contract with Ex Libris includes migration services as well as the subscription to the Alma and Primo platforms.

Project Goal

Migration of all 55 participating member institutions to the new Alma/Primo SaaS hosted, web-based platform. Development by members of workflows, best practices and service level agreements to support a collaborative shared bibliographic environment for all participating member institutions.

These products will replace the existing integrated library systems (ILS) and discovery systems for all participating libraries.


PASCAL – Consortium of academic libraries in South Carolina

Member Institutions – 55 Libraries at 53 participating S.C. colleges, universities, and technical colleges

Ex Libris – Vendor for new Shared Library Services Platform (SLSP) software system

1122 Lady Street, Suite 400 | Columbia, SC 29201 | 803.734.0900 | | Support
The Statewide Electronic Library for Higher Education is coordinated by PASCAL, its members and other partners.
Funding is provided by the South Carolina General Assembly, PASCAL member libraries, and grants.
© 2021 Partnership Among South Carolina Academic Libraries