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The Florida Academic Library Services Cooperative website provides information, training, tools, and other resources for library staff at the colleges and universities served by the Florida Virtual Campus (FLVC).

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Visitors are invited to learn more about the Florida Academic Library Services Cooperative (FALSC) and the 150+ libraries at our state's 40 public institutions of higher education. A clickable map locates the colleges and universities that we serve and provides links to each institution's library website.

 

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UPDATE FROM THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR: 

As I’m writing the opening to this month’s FALSC Update, there’s a grinding hum of leaf blowers outside my office . . . it must be October!  The author Charmaine J. Forde writes, “I wish that every day was Saturday and every month was October.” I couldn’t agree more, especially as we begin to see some moderation of the heat of summer.

FALSC and FLVC staff have been working for the past several months on the project to implement OpenAthens as an authentication and usage gathering platform for library databases and electronic resources.  During this project, I have been reminded of an experience from a few . . . well, perhaps many . . . years ago. Back in the dark ages, when electronic databases were supplied on CD-ROMs, I once asked a reference librarian for help with using one, only to be told, “I don’t know anything about that, you’re on your own....”

To read about the latest FALSC projects, view the October Update.

PEOPLE IN THE NEWS: Two long-time members of the FALSC staff retires.  Read more.

 

NEW ILS UPDATE

September 2019: The Negotiation Team has meet several times over the past couple of months and is actively discussing the many complex issues with all parties involved. This team consists of the FALSC Executive Director and several FALSC staff, the FLVC CEO, CIO, and Contract Manager, a representative from UWF Procurement, and a representative from both the SUS and FCS institutions.

For more details and the latest information on the ILS selection, please refer to FALSC’s special Libguide page about the project.

 

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