March 10 2020. We are pleased to announce that the contract for the Next Generation Integrated Library System (ILS) for FALSC will be awarded to Ex Libris for the Alma ILS and Primo VE discovery service. A Notice of Intent to Award Contract is available at the University of West Florida Procurement website.
This milestone is the result of many, many months, as seen on the timeline, of dedicated and diligent work by library faculty and staff at all of your libraries; by all FLVC and FALSC staff; and by our colleagues at UWF Procurement and General Counsel. It would simply be impossible to express to everyone involved the depth of our gratitude to everyone for all of the time, effort, and sheer determination that has enabled us to at last accomplish the goal of selecting a new system. We would especially like to thank:
Everyone who served on the Evaluation Team
All those who served as Reviewers
The ILS ITN Negotiation Team
The Office of Procurement at the University of West Florida, and especially Angie Jones
The Office of General Counsel at the University of West Florida
President Martha Saunders and Provost George Ellenberg at the University of West Florida
It is an exciting moment to have at last come to a successful conclusion in the ILS section process.
FALSC staff will be working closely with the MCLS and MCLS Executive Committee to launch the implementation process. More information will be forthcoming soon.