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Alamo Colleges: Integrated Library System (2016-01-20)
Organization: Alamo Colleges
Contact Name: Jeremy Taub
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Address: 1819 N. Main Ave., Box 693,San Antonio, Texas 78212-4299 United States
Type of Product or ServiceIntegrated Library System
Link to Procurement SiteInstitutional Link
Date Posted2016-01-20
Closing Date2016-02-25
Other InformationThe Libraries of the Alamo Colleges are seeking proposals for a ‘next generation’ library management system (LMS) that integrates with a Discovery Service (DS) allowing our students, faculty, and staff to easily and quickly obtain the information they need. With this next generation system, appropriate open educational resources can easily be added to the collections of results along with the libraries’ owned and licensed resources. The Alamo Colleges consist of five separately accredited two-year colleges within a district system primarily located in San Antonio, Texas. The five colleges are St. Philips College, San Antonio College, Palo Alto College, Northwest Vista College and Northeast Lakeview College. Together the colleges enroll over 60,000 students. There are approximately 545,000 bibliographic records and 805,000 item records in our current system. The Libraries have shared an integrated library system (ILS) since 1994. In 2010, the libraries migrated the ILS to a hosted solution as budget cuts did not allow for replacement of the lead systems librarian. Although we share a system and a public access catalog (PAC), our colleges are separately accredited and individually funded with the libraries operating similarly to a consortium. Our current system allows us to maintain segregated (or scoped) financial, circulation and course reserve operations. Each library has a system administrator that deals with the staff authorizations and configuration of these separately maintained operations. This is one of the essential requirements for a new system. Our current system, Innovative Interface’s Millennium, will eventually cease to be developed as the company concentrates on the enhancement of its cloud-based ‘next generation’ library system.
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