Tuesday, January 5, 2010

The KOHA open source solution was determined to be the best library automation software (ILS) to take Farmington Libraries to the next level

As a result of exhaustive cost analysis, comparative functionality testing, customer satisfaction, focus group, and library technology study, the Farmington Libraries will begin a new and exciting venture into open source integrated library automation software, ILS. I am particularly excited to be able to lead our transition into an exceptionally well designed and scalable ILS proven to provide features and functionality not currently available at one quarter of the current cost. This is a real twenty first century solution to rising operational costs without sacrificing functionality. Our Board, staff, and customers entered into an exhaustive process in order to make this difficult decision, however, the effort is well worth the effect and will be rolled-out in the spring of 2010. Stay Tuned