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.
update from the executive director
Although this is the June issue of the Update, the date that looms large for everyone at FLVC is July 13, the date on which we go live on Alma and Primo.
Integrated Library Systems have evolved and changed dramatically over the past couple of decades, and the landscape of vendors that provide these systems has changed substantially as well. In his “2021 Library Systems Report,” (available at https://americanlibrariesmagazine.org/2021/05/03/2021-library-systems-report/), Marshall Breeding observes that, “Business acquisitions spanning multiple decades have consolidated the library technology industry into one dominated by a handful of large companies.” This trend, which is illustrated visually at https://librarytechnology.org/mergers/, provides both benefits and drawbacks to libraries and our users. Overall, the largest benefit to academic libraries appears to be the ongoing emphasis on integration of library resources and services with other campus enterprise systems, such as learnings management system and student information systems, resulting in increased access to and usability of all library resources.
Please continue to visit the Next Gen ILS Implementation LibGuide at https://falsc.libguides.com/ILS-Implementation for the most up-to-date information on every step of the implementation process between now and July 13!
All the best,
To read the latest issue of the FALSC Update, click here.
FALSC BUSINESS OPERATIONS UPDATE
At FALSC our continued goal is to provide superior customer service and ensure the institutions we work with feel confident and supported in any environment. This goal rings especially true as we respond to uncertainty around COVID-19. In light of the current environment, FALSC business operations will be conducted remotely until further notice. Although most FALSC staff will be working remotely during this period, regular email communication will be monitored. Please feel free to reach out to any staff members as needed. We want to assure you that FALSC continues active business operations and we are committed to helping to support your needs.
If you have questions about FALSC operations, please contact the FLVC Help Desk, 877.506.2210 or email@example.com.
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