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.
ALEPH REPORT SERVICES TO BE UNAVAILABLE
FLVC has scheduled several maintenance procedures for all Aleph Test and Report servers as well as ARROW (reports and data warehouse) for the week of July 15-21. Therefore, these services will be unavailable to library staff for the entire week. Library staff are encouraged to plan their reporting and testing needs accordingly.
Notices on the status of the affected servers will be sent to the relevant email lists. If you have any questions, please contact the FLVC Help Desk at email@example.com.
NEW ILS UPDATE
FALSC would like to thank everyone who participated in the ITN process for a new Integrated Library System. We appreciate all the hard work of both the Evaluation Team and all the Reviewers across the state!
After the Evaluation Team meeting on May 7th, a recommendation was made for FALSC to begin negotiations with one or more of the vendors. This has been reported to the UWF President, VP for Research and Strategic Information, FLVC CEO and the FALSC Executive Director.
The work of the Evaluation Team is now complete and the work of the Negotiation Team will begin. The formation of the Negotiation Team will include the FALSC Executive Director and staff, FLVC CEO and Contract Manager, UWF Procurement, and a representative from the SUS and FCS. Negotiations will begin over the summer.
For more details and the latest information on the ILS selection, please refer to FALSC’s special Libguide page about the project.
Over the years that I’ve worked in college and university libraries, I can’t count the number of times that someone has asked me, “So, what are you going to do this summer?” Of course, my quick answer is always, “work!” I sometimes envy colleagues who may have a 9 or 10 month contract, but then again, I suspect I could quickly exhaust myself with projects around the house, so I’m probably better off at the office.
June is the month where we assess the effectiveness of our work over the course of the previous fiscal year, while simultaneously planning to meet the strategic challenges of the upcoming year.
To read about the latest FALSC projects, view the June Update.
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