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Unbundling The Ils


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Unbundling The Ils

  1. 1. Unbundling the ILS In the beginning was the database…
  2. 2. Unbundling the ILS <ul><li>Part 1. “Bundling” the ILS </li></ul><ul><li>After the first steps towards automating circulation and inventory control, vendors sought to leverage the expensive proprietary systems by adding functionality through new modules </li></ul>
  3. 3. Unbundling the ILS <ul><li>Databases (Bibliographic/Patron) </li></ul><ul><li>Circulation </li></ul><ul><li>Acquisitions </li></ul><ul><li>Serials </li></ul><ul><li>Reserves/Holds </li></ul><ul><li>Cataloging </li></ul><ul><li>OPAC </li></ul><ul><li>ERM </li></ul><ul><li>Discovery Tools </li></ul>
  4. 4. Unbundling the ILS <ul><li>The Result Was Seldom the “Best of Breed”. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Unbundling the ILS <ul><li>Part 2: ”Unbundling” </li></ul><ul><li>Split off OPAC/Discovery Tool: </li></ul><ul><li>NCSU Endeca-based product </li></ul><ul><li>Scriblio WordPress-based product </li></ul><ul><li>VuFind Solr-based product </li></ul><ul><li>WorldCat Local </li></ul>
  6. 6. Unbundling the ILS <ul><li>Split off Serials/ERM </li></ul><ul><li>Verde </li></ul><ul><li>HERMES </li></ul>
  7. 7. Unbundling the ILS <ul><li>Split off Acquisitions </li></ul><ul><li>Peoplesoft </li></ul><ul><li>SAP </li></ul>
  8. 8. Unbundling the ILS <ul><li>Split off Circ? </li></ul><ul><li>Student Management Systems </li></ul>
  9. 9. Unbundling the ILS <ul><li>Split off functions which are duplicated by other software we either are using or could use </li></ul><ul><li>Simplify moving core inventory functions if need to </li></ul>
  10. 10. Unbundling the ILS <ul><li>Systems Issues— </li></ul><ul><li>Sustainability – no single “turn-key” vendor, so integration issues. </li></ul><ul><li>Support companies/consultants – where available </li></ul><ul><li>Open Source community – need to build relationships & skills set </li></ul>
  11. 11. Unbundling the ILS <ul><li>Resources: </li></ul><ul><li> feed at </li></ul>