Presentation on theme: "NISO Metasearch Meeting Auto-Graphics Perspectives Paul Cope, CTO."— Presentation transcript:
NISO Metasearch Meeting Auto-Graphics Perspectives Paul Cope, CTO
Auto-Graphics, Inc RFP Process One vendor said an RFP feels like a personality profile test Very repetitive - a lot of questions asked 2 or 3 times Be specific in questions Define existing systems –Authentication methods –Z39.50 –Reference databases –Extended functionality goals Try to define project goals –Will implementation be in phases or ?
Auto-Graphics, Inc Authentication Local ILS –SIP2 –NCIP –Other? State or consortium options Local database A little of everything
Auto-Graphics, Inc Library Catalogs Local Catalogs (ILS) –Z39.50 Define functionality Training local libraries –Define extended functions of the the local system to be integrated Union Database –Smaller or older systems –Transitional members –Addresses the needs of the libraries without technology or ILS
Auto-Graphics, Inc Adding Reference Databases Define your resources –Be aware of licensing issues Is access limited to within the library? Do you pay for a resource on a per search basis? –Consider how you wish to access the resources HTTP – Native Interface Z39.50 XML, API, Other
Auto-Graphics, Inc Customization Consider if staff needs will be different from patrons Personalization What other services will you be providing? –Patron accounting –Place holds –ILL –e-Commerce
Auto-Graphics, Inc Maintenance Allow for HTTP changes with resources Consider your ongoing FTEs to manage the system, updates and enhancements