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True confessions melissa lefebvre


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True confessions melissa lefebvre

  1. 1. Melissa Lefebvre Bibliomation, Inc. [email_address]
  2. 2. Bibliomation
  3. 3. On the horizon
  4. 4. BibliOak Project
  5. 5. The Original Development Partners Library Legacy System # of Item Records Go Live Date Beacon Falls Library Follett Circulation/Web Collection Plus 16,000 March 3, 2010 Douglas Library, Hebron Spectrum 46,000 March 8, 2010 Jonathan Trumbull Library Athena 49,000 May 18, 2010 Slater Library SLIMS ILS 29,025 TBA July 1, 2010 ?? Windham Free Library No ILS 8,000 TBA July 1, 2010 ??
  6. 6. Juggling Act SirsiDynix Horizon Evergreen Web services Helpdesk The terrible twos Small Libraries Horizon Informational Portal Remote Patron Authentication Email Backup Logo Redesign Display Design PR Materials Documentation Project Management Meetings More Meetings Still more meetings
  7. 7. Development partner meetings and timeline <ul><li>First meeting: Implementation meeting
  8. 8. Web demos of Evergreen
  9. 9. Second meeting: Profiling meeting
  10. 10. Go live. Bibliomation staff at library day of go live </li></ul>
  11. 11. Managing Transitions Bibliomation Staff Development Partners Vendor ILS Stand alone systems Windows to Linux ILS Migration Communication Communication Fear of change Fear of change Generation gap? Scary cutting edge
  12. 12. Managing Transitions Reading
  13. 13. Stages of Transitions <ul><li>Early Stages </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Shock and denial
  14. 14. Guilt
  15. 15. Anger
  16. 16. Negotiations </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Later Stages </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Acceptance
  17. 17. Moving forward </li></ul></ul>
  18. 18. Comments anyone?
  19. 19. Staff Client
  20. 20. Staff Client Training Videos
  21. 21. Index.xhmtl <!--DWLayoutTable--> <tr> <td width=&quot;311&quot; height=&quot;19&quot; bgcolor=&quot;#CCCCCC&quot;><div align=&quot;center&quot;><span class=&quot;style5&quot;> <strong> Documentation </strong> </span></div></td> <td width=&quot;39&quot; rowspan=&quot;10&quot;></td> <td colspan=&quot;2&quot; bgcolor=&quot;#CCCCCC&quot;><div align=&quot;center&quot;><span class=&quot;style5&quot;> <strong> Instructional Videos </strong> </span></div></td> <td width=&quot;26&quot;>&nbsp;</td> </tr> <tr><td height=&quot;19&quot;>• <a href=&quot;; target=&quot;_blank&quot;> <span style=&quot;color:blue&quot;> Circulation Manual </span> </a></td> <td colspan=&quot;2&quot; valign=&quot;top&quot;><em>Cataloging Videos </em></td> <td>&nbsp;</td> </tr> <tr> <td height=&quot;19&quot; valign=&quot;top&quot;>• <a href=&quot;; target=&quot;_blank&quot;> <span style=&quot;color:blue&quot;> Cataloging Manual </span> </a></td> <td width=&quot;26&quot; rowspan=&quot;5&quot; valign=&quot;top&quot;><!--DWLayoutEmptyCell-->&nbsp;</td> <td colspan=&quot;2&quot; valign=&quot;top&quot;>• How to <a href=&quot;Adding Volumes and items in Evergreen.swf&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot;> <span style=&quot;color:blue&quot;> add volumes and items </span> </a></td> </tr>
  22. 22. And then there was 11 Library Legacy System # of Item Records Go Live Date David M. Hunt Library No ILS 24,000 TBA Douglas Library, No. Canaan Follett Circ Plus 19,000 Oct 7, 2010 Lebanon Elementary School Follett 12,736 Aug 30, 2010 Lebanon High School Follett 15,000 Aug 25, 2010 Lebanon Middle School Follett 12,500 Aug 25, 2010 Sprague Library Athena 13,400 June 10, 2010
  23. 23. What I've learned <ul>E-mails = black holes </ul>You will be asked to perform magic There will be uncertainty and confusion You will be blamed for everything Take time off for yourself Data vs. People