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 HAS UPGRADED TO ALEPH V.23!
Over the winter break, FALSC and FLVC staff successfully upgraded our current Library Services Platform (LSP) to Aleph's latest release, version 23. Aleph v.23 has many new features in all areas of the system which will be beneficial to all 40 institutions. These new features are outlined in FALSC's Libguide site on the project, found here. This upgrade is the first in several years for the system and required several months of effort from key FALSC and FLVC staff.
If you have any questions or issues regarding Aleph and the new upgrade, please feel free to contact the FLVC Help Desk at firstname.lastname@example.org or 877-506-2210.
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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