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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.

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.

 

FALSC NEWS

From our organization and around the state

UPDATE FROM THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR: As we enter the month of March, we have several initiatives under way at FALSC, all with the intent of continually improving the services that we provide to our member institutions.  First and foremost on that list is the procurement process for the Next Generation Integrated Library System. This process is underway in earnest.  Responses from vendors were due on March 1st, 2019, and on March 19, the ILS ITN Evaluation Team met to review the vendor responses and to select vendors for invitations to provide demonstrations of their systems. These vendor demonstrations will be viewable by staff at all of our member libraries. I hope that all of you will make every effort to attend these demonstrations or to view the recordings of them. To read about the latest FALSC projects, view the March Update.

PEOPLE IN THE NEWS: Clayton Tucker joins the FALSC staff as our new Library Services Analyst.  Read more.

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