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 |**University** \\  **(more detail in the "​Decisions.."​ section below)** |**New system Vendor** |**Date selected (approx** )|**Old system vendor** |**Notes** | |**University** \\  **(more detail in the "​Decisions.."​ section below)** |**New system Vendor** |**Date selected (approx** )|**Old system vendor** |**Notes** |
 |Queen Mary, University of London|Innovative Interfaces|October 2018|SirsiDynix| | |Queen Mary, University of London|Innovative Interfaces|October 2018|SirsiDynix| |
 +|Nottingham|ExLibris|July 2018|ExLibris|Migration from Aleph to Alma|
 |Arts University Bournmouth|PTFS (Koha)|July 2018| | | |Arts University Bournmouth|PTFS (Koha)|July 2018| | |
 |Chester|Innovative Interfaces|Feb2018|Innovative|Upgrade to cloud hosted Sierra from Millennium| |Chester|Innovative Interfaces|Feb2018|Innovative|Upgrade to cloud hosted Sierra from Millennium|
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 **(in formal procurement process)** **(in formal procurement process)**
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 ==== The University of East Anglia ==== ==== The University of East Anglia ====
  
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 "The University of Sunderland seeks to extend current library management functionality with the delivery of a Library Management solution. Existing core library services are based around a Library Management System which includes Alto circulation services, Prism library catalogue and a number of customised and integrated modules and enhancements. Current services fully integrate with third party services include:- • EBSCO’s Discovery ERM product; • PTFS Europe’s Rebus:list product; • 3M self services; • Lorensberg’s Direct Mapping product; • CALM software • E Prints software. In tendering for a new system the library is aiming to maintain a high degree of current functionality,​ introduce new and innovative technologies,​ maximise efficiencies in work-flows, continue to work collaboratively within the wider library community including access to an integral bibliographic database, whilst ensuring rapid and seamless procurement of resources through a managed Electronic Data Interchange,​ enhancing the student’s learning experience with access to powerful single searching of library data and wider institutional resources, ensuring value for money."​ "The University of Sunderland seeks to extend current library management functionality with the delivery of a Library Management solution. Existing core library services are based around a Library Management System which includes Alto circulation services, Prism library catalogue and a number of customised and integrated modules and enhancements. Current services fully integrate with third party services include:- • EBSCO’s Discovery ERM product; • PTFS Europe’s Rebus:list product; • 3M self services; • Lorensberg’s Direct Mapping product; • CALM software • E Prints software. In tendering for a new system the library is aiming to maintain a high degree of current functionality,​ introduce new and innovative technologies,​ maximise efficiencies in work-flows, continue to work collaboratively within the wider library community including access to an integral bibliographic database, whilst ensuring rapid and seamless procurement of resources through a managed Electronic Data Interchange,​ enhancing the student’s learning experience with access to powerful single searching of library data and wider institutional resources, ensuring value for money."​
  
-=== **University of Nottingham** ===+=== University of Nottingham === 
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 +Upgraded from ExLibris Aleph to ExLibris Alma July 2028 
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 +[[https://​www.sell2wales.gov.wales/​search/​show/​search_view.aspx?​ID=JUL260214|Announcement notice 20 July 2018]] 
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 +The University intends to award a contract for up to three years for the upgrade and maintenance of its current library management system (LMS) to Ex Libris, a specialist in software for the library sector. This will upgrade from Ex Libris'​s Aleph, SFX, MetaLib and Verde products to their Alma product, thus reducing the need for multiple products. This system is owned, supplied and supported exclusively by Ex Libris. The current library management system, Aleph, is already integrated with Campus Solutions at UNNC and UNMC and a different system (with different technical architecture) would mean considerable additional development effort. Ex Libris are the only supplier who have an existing data centre in China and a proven support model for global campus operation. The implementation plan for the global solution shall commence in August 2018. 
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 +The existing version of the system is several years old, meaning that the upgrade process will be overly complex and beyond the capability of the institution. As Ex Libris is the developer of the software, it is envisaged that this upgrade will be executed with minimal risk of technical failure and data and process migration for internal staff will be significantly reduced in a global environment. As alternate system would present significant financial, technical, quality and reputational risks for the University that could not be mitigated against. 
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 +The Global reach is essential and the feasibility or ability to change is restricted by Suppliers who can promote the Global need and therefore when considering the relative benefit, the cost would outweigh the advantage that might accrue. Thus for reasons of timescale and staff capacity alongside core business activity, the only viable option is an upgrade through Ex Libris.
  
 From the [[https://​www.sell2wales.gov.wales/​search/​show/​search_view.aspx?​ID=DEC176617|invitation to tender]] 21st December 2016\\ From the [[https://​www.sell2wales.gov.wales/​search/​show/​search_view.aspx?​ID=DEC176617|invitation to tender]] 21st December 2016\\
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