Discovery Place Integrated Library System
What is Discovery Place? <ul><li>November 25, 1988 </li></ul><ul><li>Homegrown ILS </li></ul><ul><li>Developed on HP Nonst...
What does Discovery Place support? <ul><li>21 Columbus Metropolitan Library Branches  </li></ul><ul><li>3 Worthington Publ...
Core Modules <ul><ul><ul><li>-  Serials </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Acquisitions </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><...
Core Modules <ul><ul><ul><li>Data Repository  </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>- Reserve Manager </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul...
A day in the life … <ul><li>31,000 checked in items daily </li></ul><ul><li>57,500 checked out items daily </li></ul><ul><...
Function over …
ILS Market:  2003-2008 350 300 250 200 150 100 50 0 2003   2004   2005  2006  2007 Yearly Sales (Number of Library Systems...
CML DS/IT Strategies <ul><li>No major disruptions before 2010 Levy </li></ul><ul><li>Own/Control our own ILS destiny </li>...
Why stay with a homegrown ILS? <ul><li>Unstable ILS market </li></ul><ul><li>Decision point 2007 </li></ul><ul><li>New Inn...
Current Plans for Discovery Place 2008 2010 Enscribe Data Migration to  SQL Data Upgrade Customer Notifications Discovery ...
Current Plans for Discovery Place 2008 2010 Enscribe Data Migration to  SQL Data Upgrade Customer Notifications Discovery ...
 
Benefits & Limitations <ul><li>Control of destiny </li></ul><ul><li>Full support of  internal    processes </li></ul><ul><...
Future Plans for Discovery Place  (inside the core) <ul><li>Re-valuate position </li></ul><ul><li>Consortia model? </li></...
CML DS/IT Strategies <ul><li>No major disruptions before 2010 Levy </li></ul><ul><li>Own/Control our own ILS destiny </li>...
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ALA Discovery Place ILS

  1. 1. Discovery Place Integrated Library System
  2. 2. What is Discovery Place? <ul><li>November 25, 1988 </li></ul><ul><li>Homegrown ILS </li></ul><ul><li>Developed on HP Nonstop (Tandem) servers in Cobol85 </li></ul>
  3. 3. What does Discovery Place support? <ul><li>21 Columbus Metropolitan Library Branches </li></ul><ul><li>3 Worthington Public Library Branches </li></ul><ul><li>2 Southwest Public Library Branches </li></ul><ul><li>497,000 Ohio customers (36 items/yr) </li></ul><ul><li>2,700,000 items </li></ul><ul><li>2,100,000 item Floating Collection </li></ul>
  4. 4. Core Modules <ul><ul><ul><li>- Serials </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Acquisitions </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Self Check Out </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Print Notifications </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Online Catalog </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Fine Payment </li></ul></ul></ul>6 years ago <ul><ul><ul><li>- Data Repository </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>- Reserve Manager </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Cataloging </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Account Management </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Check In </li></ul></ul></ul>2003 Discovery Place ILS Phone Notifications
  5. 5. Core Modules <ul><ul><ul><li>Data Repository </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>- Reserve Manager </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Cataloging </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Online Account Management </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Serials </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Acquisitions </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Check In </li></ul></ul></ul>Self Check Out Online Catalog E-commerce Today Automated Customer Notification (RSS & SMS) Discovery Place ILS Today
  6. 6. A day in the life … <ul><li>31,000 checked in items daily </li></ul><ul><li>57,500 checked out items daily </li></ul><ul><li>18,500 customer reserves daily </li></ul><ul><li>13,000 notifications sent daily </li></ul>
  7. 7. Function over …
  8. 8. ILS Market: 2003-2008 350 300 250 200 150 100 50 0 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 Yearly Sales (Number of Library Systems) ILS of Choice shelved.
  9. 9. CML DS/IT Strategies <ul><li>No major disruptions before 2010 Levy </li></ul><ul><li>Own/Control our own ILS destiny </li></ul><ul><li>Make IT the best it can be for our customers </li></ul><ul><li>“ Smart” resource sharing (cost, politics, related benefits) </li></ul><ul><li>Aggressively monitor ILS market place and open source developments </li></ul><ul><li>Harvest more system data to improve performance & resource allocation </li></ul>
  10. 10. Why stay with a homegrown ILS? <ul><li>Unstable ILS market </li></ul><ul><li>Decision point 2007 </li></ul><ul><li>New Innovations </li></ul><ul><li>Open Source (to us!) </li></ul>
  11. 11. Current Plans for Discovery Place 2008 2010 Enscribe Data Migration to SQL Data Upgrade Customer Notifications Discovery Place Enhancements New Kids’ catalog Nonstop Server (Development) Public Catalog Social Networking features Digital Collections Discovery Place Enhancements My Account Redesign Nonstop Server (Production) 2009 ITP Web Server Enscribe Data Migration to SQL Data
  12. 12. Current Plans for Discovery Place 2008 2010 Enscribe Data Migration to SQL Data Upgrade Customer Notifications Discovery Place Enhancements New Kids’ catalog Nonstop Server (Development) Public Catalog Social Networking features Digital Collections Discovery Place Enhancements My Account Redesign Nonstop Server (Production) 2009 ITP Web Server Enscribe Data Migration to SQL Data
  13. 14. Benefits & Limitations <ul><li>Control of destiny </li></ul><ul><li>Full support of internal processes </li></ul><ul><li>Knowledgeable developers </li></ul><ul><li>Investment maturity </li></ul><ul><li>Own timelines </li></ul><ul><li>Freedom to make changes </li></ul><ul><li>Complete knowledge of the system </li></ul><ul><li>Captive” source </li></ul><ul><li>Dependable!!! </li></ul><ul><li>Lack of developer community </li></ul><ul><li>Built to support CML processes </li></ul><ul><li>Single library system </li></ul><ul><li>No GUI yet </li></ul><ul><li>Data-mining </li></ul><ul><li>Ability to keep-up with industry </li></ul><ul><li>Need talent on staff </li></ul><ul><li>Not industry standard </li></ul><ul><li>Expensive </li></ul>
  14. 15. Future Plans for Discovery Place (inside the core) <ul><li>Re-valuate position </li></ul><ul><li>Consortia model? </li></ul><ul><li>Re-code Discovery Place? </li></ul><ul><li>Open Source? </li></ul>
  15. 16. CML DS/IT Strategies <ul><li>No major disruptions before 2010 Levy </li></ul><ul><li>Own/Control our own ILS destiny </li></ul><ul><li>Make IT the best it can be for our customers </li></ul><ul><li>“ Smart” resource sharing (cost, politics, related benefits) </li></ul><ul><li>Aggressively monitor ILS market place and open source developments </li></ul><ul><li>Harvest more system data to improve performance & resource allocation </li></ul>     

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