This page contains documents related to Discovery in the SILS environment, primarily related to UC Library Search (powered by Primo VE).

The Discovery Working Group is responsible for making continuous improvements to the user experience (UX) in UC Library Search and conducts usability tests and discusses user interface (UI) changes which impact users. This group is composed of individuals with subject matter expertise and capacity for participation, are needed to provide the knowledge and skills needed to address issues. The Discovery Working Group is charged to:

  • evaluate and test proposed discovery (UC Library Search) enhancements from the Primo VE enhancement request document and the Issues + Ideas Tracker
  • support UC-wide Discovery Operations Subteam testing of identified consorita related issues in UC Library Search
  • test configurations for UC Library Search
  • make recommendations for UC Library Search display based on user-centered design principles

Documentation on this site will continue to change as we gain experience in Alma and UC Library Search, and as new features, processes, and policies are introduced. If you notice anything that needs to be updated or fixed, please let us know using the feedback form


APriCoT functional area lead

Discovery functional area lead: Jackie Gosselar (

By gosselar on 09-18-2023


Includes workflow/process information for adding embedded digital bookplate images into the full bib display in UC Library Search records.

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Common genre/form terms in use by the Bancroft Library.

By rbrandt on

Instructions for adding/removing an alert banner in UC Library Search.

By lweber on

One-stop document containing all the links related to onboarding a new Library hire with Alma and UC Library Search.

By gosselar on

Procedure for testing updates/changes to configurations and/or customization package for UC Library Search

By gosselar on

Documentation which describes the process for retrospectively adding digital bookplates to records in Alma which previously had bookplate images in Millennium prior to the migration to SILS in 2021.

By jloesberg on

This page is intended to be used as a UC Library Search reference guide for staff.

By jloesberg on