The Royal Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain has selected OLIB7 as the year 2000 compliant library management system for the Information Centre at its London headquarters. Data will be imported into OLIB7 from the existing Soutron system over the summer, with a go live planned for October 1998.
Roddy Morrison, Librarian at the Information Centre, outlines their need for change, "With over 95 per cent of our members using our services remotely, we needed a new system that could provide alternative methods for delivering results directly to them. As we are a small team, we also needed to provide staff with a state-of-the-art interface that integrated with the style of the other applications we use".
The Information Centre plan to implement all OLIB7 modules including the new VDXrequest facility, which provides end-user requesting for OLIB7's WebView interface and full ILL management for OLIB7 users. When fully installed Information centre users in pharmacies around the country will be able to access a range of library services from their PC, using the Internet, and place requests for items found in the catalogue or in external catalogues.
Roddy Morrison summarises their plans for document delivery services, "We recognised that the new ILL/document delivery facilities would fit into our plans to extend services to our members. VDXrequest will enable us to offer a countrywide 24 hour document requesting service that is integrated with OLIB's WebView searching and offers seamless access to both Royal Pharmaceutical Society Library services and other useful resources".