Library details: SWITCH Library Consortium is a Consortium.
This library is affiliated with SWITCH Library Consortium (view map) . The collection of the library contains 7,206,770 volumes. The library circulates 1,011,432 items per year. The library serves a population of 97,416 .
SWITCH, or the Southeastern Wisconsin Information Technology Exchange, is a library consortium located in Milwaukee Wisconsin. It operates an integrated library automation system with a unified database and a shared online catalog using Koha, open source software with support from ByWater Solutions. It manages EZProxy and oversees an inter-institutional delivery service that runs M-F.
The SWITCH Library Consortium consists of eight academic libraries in the Milwaukee area whose current member institutions include: Alverno College, Cardinal Stritch University, Concordia University Wisconsin, Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design, Mount Mary University, Sacred Heart Seminary & School of Theology, Saint Francis Seminary and Wisconsin Lutheran College.
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Organizational structure: It operates on a Non-profit financial model.
|Product Name||Year Contracted|
|Current Automation System||Alma||2018|
|Previous Automation System||Koha -- ByWater Solutions||2015|
|Previous Automation System||Millennium||1998|
|Previous Automation System||Innopac||1991|
|Catalog Enhancement||LibraryThing for Libraries|
|The library participates in the shared automation system provided by the SWITCH Library Consortium (view map)|
|The library's automation system is hosted by the vendor through an Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) arrangement.|
|This library is responsible for the procurement of the library automation system.|
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Record History: This listing was created on Jun 6, 1997 and was last modified on Jan 20, 2021.
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