Integrated Library Systems: Planning, Selecting, and Implementing, 1st Edition

  • Andrew Peters
  • Desiree Webber
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  • ISBN-10: 1598847341
  • ISBN-13: 9781598847345
  • DDC: 025.00285
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 188 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2010 | Published/Released August 2011
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2010

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This is the book you've been waiting for. INTEGRATED LIBRARY SYSTEMS: PLANNING, SELECTING, AND IMPLEMENTING is an all-inclusive guide to acquiring a new ILS. Detailed and practical, the book covers every step of the process, from cost-benefit analysis, to evaluating software, writing the request for proposal, and implementation and training. You'll learn about different types of integrated library systems standalone, turnkey, hosted, software-as-a-service (cloud computing), and open-source and how to assess your facility and staff to find the best fit. The book also covers evaluation of software and hardware; third-party add-ons, such as RFID; and writing successful budget proposals and justification statements. There is even specific, headache-saving advice on working with sales reps, such as the warning not to ever accept the statement: "The vendor will not be held accountable to the contents of the RFP." Even if you're working with a consultant, this book will help you understand the process and make informed decisions.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
1: Getting Started.
2: Evaluating Integrated Library System Software.
3: Selecting the Hardware.
4: Added Features.
5: Working with the Sales Consultant.
6: Timeline for the ILS Project.
7: Planning Creates Success.
8: Creating the Budget.
9: Writing the Request for Proposal and Reviewing the Contract.
10: Implementation, Installation, and Training.
ILS Vendors and Features Comparison Grid.
Long-Range Strategic Plan for the Anywhere Public Library 2011–2021.
Sample Technology Plan.
Request For Proposal.
Selected Bibliography.
About the Authors.