23 Association of Research Libraries Research Library Issues 300 2020 were closely consulted at key points to ensure that metadata generated by the museum’s collections management system, The Museum System (TMS), would be discoverable whichever new platform might ultimately be selected. In May 2016, UML went live with the Alma library services platform and Primo discovery service by Ex Libris North America, with which they piloted the combined holdings of all UM Libraries. Internally branded “uSearch,” The Primo discovery service accommodates multiple metadata formats and allows for a variety of ingestion paths, including Open Archives Initiative Protocol for Metadata Harvesting (OAI-PMH) and application programming interface (API) web services. An upgrade of LAM’s TMS and eMuseum software in late fall 2016 enabled a new API web service to interoperate with TMS. The following year a UMLLAM Shared Metadata Initiative Team worked on identifying and testing optimal solutions for harvesting metadata from TMS for use by uSearch. A UMLLAM team then explored options for sharing records including the new API, direct XML export, OAI-PMH, and crosswalk opportunities. Ultimately, OAI-PMH was selected as the best method for sharing records between TMS and uSearch. The work concluded in 2019. LAM’s collections are now discoverable in uSearch and in results for searches done using the “Everything” scope. New options have since been added to the “Availability” and “Library” facets to limit search results to LAM materials should a user so desire. Collaborative Exhibitions: Transcending Object Sharing The enhanced discoverability of UMLLAM’s collections has encouraged and facilitated more thoroughly integrated, thoughtful collaborations, including shared exhibitions. UML had, for years, lent select materials from their distinctive collections to LAM’s temporary exhibition and permanent collection displays. With the inauguration of the Kislak Center at the University of Miami last year, LAM was able to reciprocate in kind by releasing works from its collection for display in this new library-based, multi-function space, which features state- of-the-art exhibit cases and museum-grade lighting, environmental,
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