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WELCOME

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).

Institution Locator

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.

THE SIERRA / ENCORE DUET PROJECT

Get the latest information on FALSC and FLVC's multi-year project to implement a next-generation integrated library system for public colleges and universities throughout Florida: status updates, training announcements and recorded training sessions, documentation, Information Technology advisories,  lists of local IT contacts and ILS Coordinators, implementation wikis and discussion lists, and more.

FALSC NEWS

From our organization and around the state

UPDATE FROM THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR: FALSC and our member libraries are on the final stretch of the marathon known as Preproduction Verification, a time-intensive program of testing on the Sierra/Encore Duet ILS. We’re also wrapping up e-resources licensing for another year and preparing for an MCLS meeting in Tallahassee. Plus: Reports on the Nov. 1 virtual meeting of the MCLS, upcoming events, freeze dates for legacy systems, IPEDS, FALSC hiring, Islandora, Florida OJ, centralized loads, extracts, and reports for the colleges and universities. See the November Update

INSTITUTIONS IN THE NEWS: A $25,000 gift, times two, will fund a community room for the new Library & Learning Center at the Bradenton Campus of the State College of Florida, Sarasota-Manatee. Plus: Santa Fe College reports saving students more than $1 million through the use of OER. Read more

PEOPLE IN THE NEWS: Has someone recently joined your library, been promoted, received an award, or celebrated a work anniversary? Please send us your news.

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