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Integrated Library Systems: Planning, Selecting, and Implementing

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Desiree Webber and Andrew Peters

ISBN-13: 9781591588979

183 pages • 8½ x 11
 2010

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-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.

This book offers everything you need to know about selecting and implementing the best integrated library system (ILS) for your library, whether you purchase and install it yourself or hire a consultant to assist you.

Just as an automobile depends upon an engine to turn the wheels, a library needs an integrated library system to move forward in its daily operations. Selecting an ILS is a major undertaking?a substantial investment of funds and staff time. Luckily, you now have an ally in a comprehensive guide designed to hold your hand every step of the way.

Sku: 9781591588979

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