Magazine article Computers in Libraries

ILS Migration Memories

Magazine article Computers in Libraries

ILS Migration Memories

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Summer is upon us once again and that means it's time for our annual Buyer's Guide and Consultants Directory. So if your new budget just got approved and you're ready for some shopping, sit down with this guide and do a little research about the products on your wish list.

There's one big-ticket item that some of you might be starting to look for that wasn't on your original wish lists. Various vendor business decisions have created a climate that could drive some librarians to move to new integrated library systems sooner than they'd hoped.

Migrating to a new ILS is a major move that demands plenty of preparation. It's also something that organizations don't do very often, so people may well forget the tips, snags, and lessons from any previous migration projects they've been through. (I'm sure there are also some of you who have blocked out those memories on purpose!) For those who anticipate this sort of shopping, I commissioned an article that will help get you into the right frame of mind. …

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