To learn more about the latest next-generation library platform products, CLIC’s ILS Task Force (TF) spent the past several weeks reviewing documentation and meeting with library systems vendors, including Ex Libris Alma, OCLC WorldShare, III Sierra, and ProQuest Intota. The CLIC Committees and COIs have also been busy reviewing information and preparing input for the Task Force to use in drafting CLIC’s Request for Quote & Information (RFQ/I).
The following is CLIC’s proposed timeline for selection of a next-generation library platform:
TF receives pre-demo input from Committees and COIs.
TF drafts and sends out RFQ/I and receives responses from vendors.
CLIC Board and TF meet to determine which vendors to invite for demos.
Vendor demos are held, open to all staff of CLIC member libraries.
TF receives post-demo input from Committees, COIs, and library staff.
TF reviews all input from the CLIC community.
TF prepares a report with analysis and recommendations for the CLIC Board.
CLIC Board receives the report at the July Board meeting.
CLIC Board selects vendor and negotiates agreement.
November 2013 – May 2014
TF and CLIC Committees work with the vendor to prepare for migration.
Migration to new system is completed.