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A case study of ILS migration: Aleph500 at the University of Iowa

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Abstract:

This article describes the University of Iowa?s process of system migration from selection and data conversion to implementation and presentation of this new system to staff, faculty, students, and the public. Following a three-year selection effort, Ex Libris? Aleph500 was chosen as the new system. Staff effort during the selection process and implementation is analyzed and quantified. A comprehensive review of implementation efforts is described including system and client configuration, functional testing and problem reporting, training, and local programming.

Keywords: Cataloguing; Libraries; Software; USA

Document Type: Research Article

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/07378830310467391

Publication date: March 1, 2003

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