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).
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.
FALSC MOVES FORWARD ON A NEW ILS
On December 22, 2018, the University of West Florida’s Procurement Office released an Invitation to Negotiate (ITN) on behalf of FALSC for a new shared Integrated Library System (ILS) for all 40 institutions. This new ILS will replace our current system, Aleph, which has been in place for over 15 years. Vendor responses are due back March 1st. All responses will be reviewed and scored by an Evaluation Team, who were chosen by the Executive Committee of the Members Council. In addition, approximately 50 library and FALSC staff with varying backgrounds and expertise have been appointed as Reviewers to assist in the process. A recommendation on which system to implement should be made by the end of May.
For more details and the latest information on the ILS selection, please refer to FALSC’s special Libguide page about the project.
REGISTRATION IS STILL OPEN FOR 2019 OER SUMMIT: This year, FLVC will take the OER Summit to the next level, featuring guest speakers, breakout sessions to provide attendees with resources, and opportunities to participate in interactive workgroups. At the end of the Summit, attendees will have resources and a better understanding of how to implement OER within their institutions.
Registration for this year's Summit is open; the cost is $150 per attendee. For more information regarding the summit or to register, visit flvc.org/OERsummit.
UPDATE FROM THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR: At FALSC, the new year will definitely be one that values new ideas! In 2019, we will launch several major new projects, the most notable of which is the second iteration of the procurement process for a next generation integrated library system (ILS). More information about the ILS review process will be available following the March 1 submission deadline. After that, the real work of selecting and then implementing a new system will begin! This project will be a major multi-year effort with the end goal of providing new and enhanced services to students, faculty, and staff at all of our institutions. It will take "new ideas" as Charles Kettering says, to make this project a success! To read about the latest FALSC projects, view the January Update.
PEOPLE IN THE NEWS: Broward College welcomes two new staff members that have replaced long-time librarians who have retired. Also, Eastern Florida State College says good-bye to Jill Simser who also recently retired. Read more.
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