Thursday, 14 June 2012

Northern Adelaide group commences

Today is the culmination of 6 months hard work for Salisbury Library Service, as they "go live" on the LMS.  Their version of Enterprise can be found here.  When searching on any of the current live Enterprise sites Salisbury's data is now available to view, and their collections are available to fill hold in the other 4 libraries.

Likewise the collections of the first 4 libraries are also available to fulfil Salisbury holds.  So as per my post of 8 June we expect to see a bit of a flurry as the pent up holds which already exist at Salisbury start being assigned to items across the growing network, and a considerable number of items make their way to Salisbury.  And to a lesser extend we expect to see Salisbury items flowing to the other 4 libraries.

Salisbury going live signifies the start of an intense 4 week period where 4 libraries will join the network.  In subsequent weeks we will add Tea Tree Gully, Playford and Port Adelaide Enfield - in that order.  So by 5 July we anticipate that the network of 8 library services will be operating from 26 branches, serving a population of over 770,000 people and providing the service with 1.14M items in their collections.

While we are on track to add 8 libraries in 10 weeks this rate of adding libraries is not sustainable over the longer term.  This is because we need time after adding each library to do some clean up work.  Therefore we will be moving to a more regular pattern of predominantly fortnightly additions.

Also we will need a few clear weeks in July as we will be running a "de-duplication" process at that time.  I will provide more information about this as we get closer to its implementation.

Once we have undertaken the de-duplication we will move to add the libraries of the Karoonda East Murray and Southern Mallee councils onto the system in August and the libraries of the SWAP network in September. (SWAP is only 1 database, but covers the 6 libraries in the 4 councils of Prospect, Walkerville, Campbelltown and Norwood, Payneham & St Peters.)

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