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CLIC Vendor Demos Scheduled for May 6-7 and June 5-6

The CLIC Board and Task Force have invited two vendors, ExLibris and OCLC, to present two-day demonstrations of their systems.

ExLibris Alma – Monday, May 6 and Tuesday, May 7, 2013

OCLC Worldshare – Wednesday, June 5 and Thursday, June 6, 2013

Attendance is limited to CLIC member library staff only. Member library staff are welcome to attend any of the sessions.  Sessions will be recorded for member library staff who are unable to attend. The demonstrations at each session will be based on the scenarios and other input provided by the CLIC Committees and COIs. Please note that the vendors will demonstrate their systems only, and pricing will not be discussed during the sessions.

The schedule for the ExLibris Alma demo is:

Monday, May 6, University of St. Thomas, Anderson Student Center, Woulfe Alumni Hall South, 9:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. General Demonstration 1

This session will cover a higher-level look at system design and how it functions. We have asked the vendors to tell about their company’s vision of the future of library services, what makes their product distinct, and what opportunities their system has for consortia. The vendor will demonstrate general features: Administrative functionality (including authorizations, log-ins, system support, customer support, development schedule, training), the migration and implementation process, and a general overview of the system’s architecture. 
Monday, May 6, University of St. Thomas, Anderson Student Center, Woulfe Alumni Hall South, 1:00 pm – 3:30 p.m. Collections and Resource Management
In this session, vendors are asked to do a live demonstration of their system’s collections and resource management features: Acquisitions, Metadata / Cataloging, Digital collections/repositories, Serials, E-resources, and license manager/ERMs.
Tuesday, May 7, Macalester College, JBD Room, Campus Center, 9:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Circulation and Resource Sharing
In this session, vendors are asked to do a live demonstration of their system’s Circulation and Resource Sharing features: Circulation, Reserves, ILL and Resource Sharing, Inventory, and Patron Records and Privacy.
Tuesday, May 7, Macalester College, Harmon Room, DeWitt Wallace Library, 1:00 pm – 3:30 p.m. General Demonstration 2
In this final session, vendors are asked to demonstrate a variety of general features: Discovery, Mobile, Link resolver, A-to-Z lists, statistics and reporting, interoperability with other systems, and other system features which the vendor did not cover in earlier sessions.  This time will also be used for a general wrap up and final questions.
The OCLC WorldShare sessions will be held at UST Woulfe Alumni Hall (north), June 5-6, 2013.  We will post complete information on this blog later. Please note that the Vendor Demo information and locations are also listed on CLIC’s calendar at: http://clic.edu/newclic/main/calendar.asp
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