Top ten issues for a consortium migrating to a client/server system
Article publication date: 1 June 2000
This article presents ten issues in migrating a multi‐type library consortium to a shared client/server library system. The issues have been selected as especially pertinent to a consortium and describe the migration experiences of the Detroit Area Library Network (DALNET), a consortium of 20 academic, public and special libraries in the Metropolitan Detroit area. The issues are: (1) more control to member libraries; (2) pre‐migration decisions; (3) Web interface design; (4) training; (5) consortium staffing; (6) communication; (7) system maintenance; (8) security issues; (9) telecommunications network; and (10) commitment of member libraries. The capabilities of the client/server system will enable the consortium to provide new information and new information services not possible before, and will help consortium staff to meet the challenges of such a complex migration.
Bugg, L. (2000), "Top ten issues for a consortium migrating to a client/server system", Library Hi Tech, Vol. 18 No. 2, pp. 166-171. https://doi.org/10.1108/07378830010333554
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