Working Groups

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Learn about the Working Groups supporting the implementation of our new integrated library system.


Working Groups

The project has eight Working Groups, each of which oversees a specific area of the new system. Each group consists of six to nine library staff members and a FALSC staff liaison.

Each Working Group maintains a wiki with information about its work. Only Working Group members may contribute to those wikis, but view-only access is available to all staff at Florida’s public colleges and universities. For log-in information, contact the Help Desk.

Each Working Group also has a corresponding Discussion Group that communicates through its own Listserv discussion list. Library staff who are not serving on a Working Group are urged to sign up for a Discussion Group and help shape the development of the new ILS..

Acquisitions/Serials Working Group Wiki Login Required Icon Discussion Group Login Required Icon
Cataloging/Authorities Working Group Wiki Login Required Icon Discussion Group Login Required Icon
Circulation/Resource Sharing Working Group Wiki Login Required Icon Discussion Group Login Required Icon
Discovery Interface Working Group Wiki Login Required Icon Discussion Group Login Required Icon
E-Resources Management Working Group Wiki Login Required Icon Discussion Group Login Required Icon
Joint Use Working Group Wiki Login Required Icon Discussion Group Login Required Icon
Systems Working Group Wiki Login Required Icon Discussion Group Login Required Icon
Training Working Group Wiki Login Required Icon Discussion Group Login Required Icon

 

FALSC Liaisons

A FALSC staff person serves as liaison to each Working Group.

Working and Discussion Group FALSC Liaison FALSC Co-Liaison
Acquisitions/Serials Donna Alsbury Natalie Henri-Bennett
Cataloging/Authorities Daniel Cromwell Melissa Stinson
Circulation/Resource Sharing Wendy Ellis Brenda Rutten
Discovery Interface Cherie McCraw John Sandstrum
E-Resources Management Scott Schmucker Cherie McCraw
Joint Use Mary Ann O’Daniel Wendy Ellis
Systems Jeannie Dixon Cindy Fox
Training Brenda Rutten Lisa Tatum

 

Milestones and Events Milestones and Events

2016

  • April: Contract signed
  • April: Working Groups form
  • April: Discussion Groups available
  • April-May: Regional user meetings
  • May: Documentation webinar
  • May-July: FALSC staff training
  • July-August: Sierra and Encore servers set up
  • September-December: Functionality training for Working Groups and FALSC staff

2017

  • February-July: Training for college and university library staff statewide
  • August-September: Production server reload
  • October-December: Preproduction Verification
  • December: Executive Review and Approval to Proceed

2018

  • January-April: Client Readiness Review
  • July 2018: Phased "Go Live"