Libraries Throughout the State Leverage Existing Technology
Infrastructure With Robust Consortia Based ILS Roll-Out
“The Tennessee VERSO Consortia delivers two major benefits for patrons statewide: a rich set of online tools for patrons to use anytime and anywhere, and critical cost savings,” says
This milestone marks the on-time completion of phases 1 through 4 to bring these libraries onto the same technology platform. With VERSO fully implemented in this consortial model, library staff can define localized features and functions in the OPAC while also developing library specific circulation, lending and borrowing policies. Library patrons can view and manage their library account online, create reading lists, access eBooks, place holds and renew items online not just at their home library but at other participating libraries in their county.
The completion of phase 4 represents 15 VERSO systems consisting of the holdings from 29 different libraries, bringing the total up to 54 VERSO systems encompassing the holdings of 95 libraries. This large scale implementation consists of more than 1,135,000 bibliographic records and includes more than 2,360,000 items. If checkout activity at participating libraries remains the same, in 2013 VERSO will process more than 2 million checkout transactions for TSLA libraries alone. Phase 5 of the TSLA VERSO implementation is scheduled to go live in
“We are very pleased with the way that the process has gone thus far in bringing these libraries onto VERSO. In some counties, while each library had an automation system, the systems were separate. With the migration to VERSO, these libraries now share a single system and support the philosophy of one system, one card,” said
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