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    Library shared service feasibility study (whelf) Library shared service feasibility study (whelf) Presentation Transcript

    • Lead Institution: Cardiff University
    • To undertake a short study (6 months) todevelop a feasibility study for a shared LibraryManagement System across Welsh HigherEducation Institutions and partners.
    • The project will provide a practical vision androad-map for a future shared library systemsinfrastructure which will support Welsh HEinstitutions in delivering world-class librarysystems and services to meet the needs andexpectations of their users.It is recognised and accepted that anacceptable outcome is not to recommendshared services as an option.
    • This project includes all Welsh Higher EducationInstitutions and has been mandated by theWelsh Higher Education Libraries Forum(WHELF) .Cardiff University is the lead institution .
    • Weve identified a number of possiblescenarios for a shared system:• no change• Externally hosted system (either with content shared or partitioned)• Institutionally hosted system (either with content shared or partitoned)
    • • Work-package 1: Project management/communication• Work-package 2: Survey of existing practice and governance models• Work-package 3: Engagement with Synthesis and Scoping Project and wider project landscape• Work-package 4: Options appraisal and risk analyses• Work-package 5: Integration use cases• Work-package 6: Business case• Work-package 7: Evaluation and dissemination
    • • There is a risk that we will be unable to recruit the project manager within an acceptable time period to deliver within the project time scale.