|Other Information||The County of Solano, Department of General Service, Department of Library Services, intends to secure a contract for the provision of an automated integrated library system (ILS). The consortium is comprised of 17 physical branches of varying sizes, along with several
virtual branches. For over twenty years, the SNAP consortium has operated various iterations
of a CARL ILS. Currently, Solano County Library contracts with The Library Corporation (TLC)
to provide its CARL.X ILS. The SNAP member libraries share a MARC bibliographic database
and a borrower database. There is reciprocal borrowing among consortium members; this
represents a significant percentage of system activity.
The SNAP consortium is surveying the current marketplace of ILS products to see what
alternatives, either locally-managed or vendor-hosted, exist and to determine if there is an ILS
that would suit SNAP needs as well or better than its current CARL.X ILS.
Solano County Library intends to secure a contract with a vendor to provide an ILS that meets
the needs of the SNAP consortium, which includes five public libraries of varying sizes and two
community college libraries. The SNAP consortium, with the assistance of a consultant, has
developed a set of functional specifications that are required of an ILS. It is expected that this document, entitled SNAP ILS Requirements, will be used by each prospective vendor in determining whether or not its ILS product meets the needs of the SNAP Consortium.|