The PLS team continues to work on a number of fronts, with the One Card project perhaps being the consistently most obvious one over the last few years. From the 1st "go live" in May 2012 and in a relatively short time period of 20 months the project team has kept steadily adding libraries to the consortium.
Last year the team developed its project plan for 2014 and has already commenced working with the libraries which will go live in the first half of this year.
The schedule for the rest of the conversions is listed below - by month. This schedule is subject to some variation, but it represents our intentions at this stage.
The addition of Burnside in February will complete the roll out in metropolitan Adelaide. As we fill in various parts of the map it will change some of the conversations with customers, who are asking when various libraries will be on board. It will also change some customer behaviour. For instance I know that some Victor Harbor customers are driving to Goolwa to borrow items from across the state, but when Victor joins in May this may change.
The total roll out is expected to be completed in just under two & a half years - which is a remarkable achievement by everyone across the network, the PLS project team and our SirsiDynix partners in this endeavour.
Planned 2014 roll out schedule