|Other Information||Deschutes Public Library District (hereinafter referred to as “DPL”) is requesting proposals for a forward facing Library Services Platform or Integrated Library System (hereinafter referred to as “ILS” or “platform”) product(s) that meets the needs of DPL. Areas of consideration include technical standards, affordability, open to sharing catalogs with other library districts/systems, sharing databases, shared development, and connection to third party products. DPL will accept responses until no later than 8:00 am on May 12, 2017 (closing) at the Deschutes Public Library, 507 NW Wall St., Bend, OR 97703 and will result in an exclusive contract to meet DPL’s ILS needs. DPL serves Deschutes County with facilities in Bend, Redmond, La Pine, Sisters, and
Sunriver with a floating library collection between the six DPL branches. DPL also provides
contracted ILS services to Jefferson County Public Library (JCPL) and Crook County Library
(CCL). This is not a consortium but rather a shared environment for which the three
library districts share the ILS and materials borrowing.
The platform should accommodate this shared environment with understanding the many
modules (such as acquisitions and serials) must be fully independent of the other districts
but also allow for improved workflow efficiencies in areas where work does not need to be
duplicated (such as cataloging). The platform should allow for the continued materials
borrowing agreement as well as a floating library collection for the six DPL branches.
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