[Libs-Or] FW: alliance: Shared ILS Update

Michele Burke michele.burke at chemeketa.edu
Wed Sep 12 11:14:37 PDT 2012

The following is an update from John Helmer regarding the Alliance
Shared ILS. 


Michele Burke

OLA President
Reference Librarian, Chemeketa Community College Library

Salem Campus, 4000 Lancaster Drive NE, Salem, OR 97309

Office: 503.365-4711 and reference Desk: 503.589-7633
michele.burke at chemeketa.edu


From: alliance-bounces at lists.uoregon.edu
[mailto:alliance-bounces at lists.uoregon.edu] On Behalf Of John F. Helmer
Sent: Wednesday, September 12, 2012 11:07 AM
To: Alliance Announcements; Shared ILS Representatives
Subject: alliance: Shared ILS Update


Alliance colleagues,


As you know, at the end of the Summer Meeting, Council voted to enter
into a shared ILS contract with Ex Libris and we were pleased to
announce that Lynn Chmelir has agreed to serve as Shared ILS
Implementation Manager and Chair of the Implementation Team (more on
Summer Meeting decisions
<http://www.orbiscascade.org/index/shared-ils-update-2012-july-13> ).
Shortly thereafter we launched the beginnings of a new site for ILS
<http://www.orbiscascade.org/index/shared-ils-implementation>  and 
called for nominations
<http://www.orbiscascade.org/index/sils-update-2012-08-01>  to three new
teams: Shared ILS Implementation, Collaborative Technical Services, and


During August and early September, we have been hard at work on three


	Contract negotiation

	Chris Shaffer (OHSU), Deb Dancik (Willamette Univ), Bill Jordan
(UW), and I have had several conference calls and exchanged draft
contracts with Ex Libris.  This work is going quite well but, as you can
imagine, there's much to arriving at a final contract.  My sense is that
we'll be able to sign a contract in October.


	Nominations to Shared ILS Implementation, Collaborative
Technical Services, and Assessment Teams

	We received an astounding 167 nominations to these three groups!
The Board is meeting this week to make appointments.  Once appointments
are confirmed, we'll be sure to let you know the makeup of these groups.



	Alliance members were asked to rank their preferences among
implementation cohorts (about 10 members per cohort):


	Cohort 1: live on July 1, 2013

	Cohort 2: live on January 1, 2014

	Cohort 3: live on July 1, 2014

	Cohort 4: live on January 1, 2015


	The Board is meeting this week to consider cohort composition
and will be in touch with members very soon thereafter.


Finally, I am very happy to say that Lynn Chmelir starts in her new
position as Shared ILS Implementation Manager on Monday September 17.
Contact info for Lynn and all Alliance staff can be found here
<http://www.orbiscascade.org/index/staff> .


Clearly this is a big project that will require an exceptional level of
communication and involvement.  Lynn, the Implementation Team, and I
will make sure you know what's going on and we hope you will also
provide feedback, suggestions, etc.


Finally, for those going to NWILL <http://www.nwill.org/>  tomorrow, I
am on the agenda with a Shared ILS update ... hope to see many of you


Best wishes.



John F. Helmer

Executive Director

Orbis Cascade Alliance


jhelmer at orbiscascade.org

541.246.2470 ext 205 <tel:541.246.2470%20ext%20205>  

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