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.
WORK CONTINUES ON THE SELECTION OF A NEW ILS
Late in 2018, FALSC released an Invitation to Negotiate (ITN) through the University of West Florida's Procurement Office for a new shared Integrated Library System (ILS) for all 40 institutions. Several vendors responded to the ITN by the March 1 deadline. An Evaluation Team consisting of representatives from the universities, colleges, and FALSC reviewed the responses and invited two vendors to demonstrate their system in-person. These demos were held on April 2-3. The Evaluation Team, along with approximately 50 reviewers representing all institutions, FALSC, and FLVC are now compiling a list of final questions to ask each vendor as a follow up to their presentations. The Evaluation Team will meet in May to make a recommendation on how best to proceed.
For more details and the latest information on the ILS selection, please refer to FALSC’s special Libguide page about the project.
UPDATE FROM THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR: In the annual cycle of the academic library, May is often the month where we take advantage of the brief reprieve between the spring and summer sessions to evaluate the success of our work during the academic year, review projects completed or still in need of completion, and perhaps even find time to finish some low-priority projects that have been pushed aside by competing demands during the course of the spring semester. To read about the latest FALSC projects, view the May Update.
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