|Other Information||The Indianapolis Public Library (IndyPL) is requesting proposals from qualified Vendors to provide an integrated library system (ILS) for its Central and 23 branch libraries, as well as our growing Shared System, currently comprised of 47 public, private, and parochial schools and two art museums that share our ILS.
A collaboration between school and the public library, IndyPL started the Shared System in 1989 embedding public library services within schools’ daily operations, combining catalogs and access services. Current plans are to grow the Shared System to as many township schools as find the model attractive. Therefore IndyPL is especially interested in a consortia model, supporting public libraries, school libraries and special libraries.
IndyPL and our Shared System members currently use SirsiDynix’s Horizon 7.5.3 which is hosted in-house. IndyPL has used Horizon since 2000, the HIP catalog since 2005 and Enterprise discovery catalog since 2017. Staff functions such as circulation, acquisitions, cataloging, inventory and access to data for reporting are key management functions for IndyPL and our participating school libraries.
This RFP describes the technical specifications for the ILS requirements and the services to be performed and contains an overview of the terms under which the system and services are to be provided for all entities sharing the library’s ILS.
IndyPL plans to implement the social discovery system Bibliocore, by BiblioCommons, Inc. Therefore, the scope of this project does not include a discovery layer and any responses to this RFP must assume the project includes ILS integration with Bibliocore.|