Thursday, 17 May 2012

Alexandrina "live"

Despite some interesting last minute data glitches Alexandrina has joined Mitcham and Onkaparinga as part of the consortium today.  Thanks to some overnight work by SirsiDynix data consultants here & in the US what was problematic is all ok - whew!

If you go here you can find Alexandrina's Enterprise site, which has a slightly different look & feel to the others.  And I've had a sneak peek at the next few libraries' draft Enterprise sites.  We can expect that each library will have a slightly different look & feel to reflect  local preferences.  I am sure that the early adopting libraries will take a look as new libraries come online and revise their own sites over time too.  (This is not to say that the early sites need any work - just that people will find new features and ways of doing things over time.)

I'm conscious that we're taking library holdings out of P2 for ILL purposes as libraries prepare to join the consortium, and this will have an impact on the ability of some libraries to meet the needs of their customers.  Not being able to access the holdings of these consortium libraries is a temporary arrangement & I'll have more to say about this in the next few days.

1 comment:

  1. Hi Geoff,

    Its good to hear that Alexandrina overcame glitches. Definitely look forward to your update regarding temporary arrangements to access resources that are now on the new LMS and no longer on P2, as already having a slight impact on our users.

    Very excited to see the differences in each Enterprise site and how future libraries to the new LMS can tailor their online look for local preferences.

    As always I enjoy the updates to this blog