April 2002, Volume 34, Number 4
Around the State
New ILS on track for July launch
Wyoming librarians and residents had a special reason to celebrate during National Library Week, April 14-20. Training for the new integrated library system (ILS) is going at full speed in preparation for “going live” in early July.
More than 180 people attended the WYLD Network annual meeting in Casper on April 5, 2002, where network business and ILS information dominated the day. Two Sirsi staff attended. Rick Branham, Midwest account manager, and Muriel Lynne Bartholomae, Sirsi project manager, for the state, presented an overview of the system. State Library staff talked about the specifics of the migration, the implementation schedule and encouraged questions and answers.
Lesley Boughton, state librarian, received a letter from Gov. Jim Geringer noting her efforts in providing leadership and support for the system.
"Joe French Day"
Joe French, State Library business manager, received a proclamation for his skill and perseverance in managing WYLD accounts so that hardware, software and training was accomplished without additional cost from the member libraries or the Legislature. April 5 was declared “Joe French Day”.
Training for the new system began on April 8 and concludes in mid-June. The 12-week schedule provides an opportunity for every WYLD library to receive a system overview and training in circulation, cataloging and public access catalog modules from Sirsi and State Library staff. The system includes UnicornConsortia Library Management (Workflows) and iBistro; the public access catalog.
Good match for Wyoming
“Sirsi’s UnicornConstoria is a good match for Wyoming. It supports our consortia needs by enabling WYLD staff to manage the network effectively. Besides making library staff work more efficient, the new interface will enable us to add services such as outreach management and materials booking,” Boughton said.
Regional training will be provided for the serials module. Only current users of acquisitions will receive Sirsi acquisitions module training. The Hyperion Digital Media Archive module will be introduced at a later date.
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