Friday, 23 September 2011

Libraries Board and LGCS Board sign off

As I  posted last Friday, the Libraries Board and the Local Government Corporate Services (LGCS) Board were both meeting this week & ratification of the LMS purchase recommendation was on their agenda.

I'm delighted to let you know that both Boards have signed off on the purchase recommendation.  Both Boards were also very positive both about the selection process and the decision that has been taken.

With these two sign offs we can now go to our Minister seeking his endorsement of this decision and his approval to expend PLS funds on the project.  Following Ministerial approval we can make a public announcement of our preferred vendor.  However we still have some finer details of contract negotiation to complete over the next month or so.

We are also working with the LGCS to have all of the documentation required to give councils certainty as to what they are signing up for.  This will include what the software is, how it will be delivered, the price, what is epxected of councils participating etc.  We're aiming to have this information to all councils towardsd the end of October.

I look forward to seeing some of you on Monday, and for others I will be emailing library managers with information about the content and outcome of Monday's meeting.


  1. This is fantastic news. Congratulations. It's great to see this project come to fruition after so much hard work by so many people.

  2. thanks Aaron - yes it has been lots of work - but knowing what the benefits will be for libraries and their customers has been a great motivator to keep pushing this along. And the enthusiasm of all who were involved in the evalation process has also been a buzz for those of us driving things.