Our client is one of the world’s oldest educational establishments. It has 18,000 students from all corners of the world, over 9,000 staff, 31 colleges and 150 departments, faculties and other institutions. It also has 75 libraries. The libraries each have teams for acquiring new books, cataloguing, loans and recalling books.
The university is in the process of replacing its library management system (LMS). This is a major project with considerable risks to mitigate through testing. A large part of the testing risk centres around data migration, as data from the university’s nine legacy databases must be de-duplicated, merged and loaded into a single database.