Adding Departmental Libraries in a Shared ILS System
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A presentation given at the annual meeting of the Southeastern Innovative Users Group in 2011 describing the process of bringing non-library based departments into the use of an integrated library......

A presentation given at the annual meeting of the Southeastern Innovative Users Group in 2011 describing the process of bringing non-library based departments into the use of an integrated library system shared by three institutions.

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  • 1. Adding Departmental Libraries In a Shared ILS System
    June Power, MLIS
    UNC - Pembroke
  • 2. Our Background
    UNCP is part of a consortial III system with UNCW and FSU
    Our current departmental libraries:
    Music
    Education
    Mass Communications
  • 3. Questions to Answer When Setting Up Departmental Libraries
    Who?
    What?
    When?
    Where?
    Why?
    How?
    * Note this presentation will answer these questions from a circulation rather than systems point of view.
  • 4. Who?
    Use of the system
    • Librarians/staff/students? Combination?
    Item data compilation
    • Department or library?
    Item data system entry
    • Cataloging or circulation (reserves) or department?
    Training
    • Who needs it? Who provides it?
    Quality control
    • Initial and follow up
  • What?
    Locations
    Material types
    Loan periods
    Fines
    Notices
    Holdable?
    Bookable?
    Renewable?
  • 5. Where
    Physical location
    Available and needed equipment
    Security issues
    Material housing decisions
  • 6. When?
    Desired implementation date
    Loan rule implementation time schedule
    Time for record entry
    Final testing
    Training
  • 7. Why?
    Why are we doing this?
    What problem are we solving?
    Is this actually useful?
    Are we adding value?
    Is it really worth it?
    Is there an easier way?
  • 8. How?
    Systems configurations
    Training
    • Standardized
    • 13. Regularly updated
    Documentation
    • Departmental Library Cooperative Agreements
  • Questions?
    Contact me anytime:
    Email: june.power@uncp.edu
    IM: junebuggin on Gmail
    Facebook: June Power
    Phone: 910.521.6369