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Sunday, July 29

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    Library shared services
    Libraries-a shared services success story
    Libraries systems appear to be one of the success stories of shared services in local government. There is a national shared service (for discovering books and resources) and by 2015 over a quarter of UK *Library* authorities (representing a higher share of councils) share a library system. Some like the SELMS consortium and The London Libraries Consortium are very large indeed. Some shared services, like the September 2015 contract for a library system for Wales, are national in scope. The Welsh initiative anticipates savings of 60-70%.
    London Library Consortium
    London Libraries Consortium: partnership working
    Case study from:Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport Part of:Libraries shaping the future: toolkit and case studies and Library services Published:30 November 2016
    "The London Libraries Consortium (LLC) is a business partnership of 18 London public library services committed to delivering excellence and providing value for money. This is is done by sharing resources in IT, stock management, staff development, training and using shared contract opportunities.
    The LLC’s vision is to be “the leading player in the success of the nation’s libraries; a powerhouse for new ideas for what libraries can deliver and the way that they work; and the most efficient and cost-effective provider of shared libraries support services.”

    Single digital presence for UK public libraries
    "British Library to investigate possibility of a ‘single digital presence’ for UK public libraries" BL Press Release Wed 30 Aug 2017
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    Future libraries, William Sieghart LGA website 19 June 2014
    "It is possible to strengthen the service nationally without losing the local approach. My strong view is that part of the answer can be found through offering a digital network for libraries, which could include a single management system, one library card valid in all libraries in England,......Once set up, this network could also be a vehicle for improving the leadership of, and vision for, libraries; more joined-up procurement; the sharing of best practice and encouraging change – without conflicting with the need for local approaches. It could give users access to a much wider choice of materials..."
    Libraries-a shared services success story
    Libraries systems appear to be one of the success stories of shared services in local government. There is a national shared service (for discovering books and resources) and by 2015 over a quarter of UK *Library* authorities (representing a higher share of councils) share a library system. Some like the SELMS consortium are very large indeed. Some shared services, like the September 2015 contract for a library system for Wales, are national in scope. The Welsh initiative anticipates savings of 60-70%.
    'The benefits of such a ‘shared service’ to citizens are clear. Better access to more resources and requests are met more quickly. The fact that the participating local authorities are also making significant cashable savings is the icing on the cake. The lead authority, Havering has already made savings in the region of £100,000 and expects similar saving this year (2006/07). Much is being re-invested in improvements to front line services. Issues have gone up 9% for the last two years. Stock procurement is now much more efficient and, in Havering, the cost of adding books to stock has fallen over eightfold.' Ann Rennie about the experience in the London Libraries Consortium (LLC).
    London Library Consortium
    London Libraries Consortium: partnership working
    Case study from:Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport Part of:Libraries shaping the future: toolkit and case studies and Library services Published:30 November 2016
    "The London Libraries Consortium (LLC) is a business partnership of 18 London public library services committed to delivering excellence and providing value for money. This is is done by sharing resources in IT, stock management, staff development, training and using shared contract opportunities.
    The LLC’s vision is to be “the leading player in the success of the nation’s libraries; a powerhouse for new ideas for what libraries can deliver and the way that they work; and the most efficient and cost-effective provider of shared libraries support services.”
    Shared services – a proven model for libraries. By Madeline Barratt. (madeline.barratt@enfield.gov.uk) PublicService.co.uk 25 July 2012
    'Shared services are under the spotlight at the moment with the cost savings or lack of savings created by shared services centres under scrutiny. However, physically co-locating services is not necessarily the only or best model for sharing services'.

    A national service for discovery and delivery of academic journal articles
    Access to research
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    Libraries-a shared services success story
    Libraries systems appear to be one of the success stories of shared services in local government. There is a national shared service (for discovering books and resources) and by 2015 over a quarter of UK *Library* authorities (representing a higher share of councils) share a library system. Some like the SELMS consortium are very large indeed. Some shared services, like the September 2015 contract for a library system for Wales, are national in scope. The Welsh initiative anticipates savings of 60-70%.
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    over eightfold.'
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    Ann Rennie in her article about the
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    Consortium (LLC). Ann's article 'A Better Library Service Costs Less: Shared Services in London Libraries' is in the 'Personal Perspectives' section of this wiki
    London Library Consortium
    London Libraries Consortium: partnership working
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    South Gloucestershire
    London Library Consortium (LLC)
    (Use the Axiell (was DS) Galaxy Library Management System)(Selected SirsDynix Symphony in July 2018 -moving from Axiell)
    Barking & Dagenham
    Brent
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    NEWS
    London Libraries Consortium selects SirsiDynix
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    ESPO Framework Agreement
    “ESPO is seeking to establish a Framework Agreement with a number of suppliers for the provision of Library RFID equipment, self-service technology, installation, support and maintenance and associated services. We are also looking to include the scope of library management systems and associated support services to provide our customers with an overall library solution. The key aim of the Framework will be to promote efficiencies and cost savings.
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    ESPO Framework Agreement
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    cost savings.
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    library solution.
    Lot 2 - Library Management Systems. This lot requires suppliers to provide both a hosted or web based library management system that will enable that will keep a record of all activity and transactions which occur within the library. Suppliers should also be able to provide any associated hardware, installation, support and maintenance and training. Including any associated services to help deliver an efficient library solution.”
    Estimated Value: £20,000,000.00
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    Vendor(s) being replaced
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    London Libraries Consortium
    SirsiDynix
    July 2018
    Axiell

    Northumberland
    Civica
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    The contract will be for 5 years with the option to extend for 2 years subject to satisfactory performance and availability of funding.
    Procurements in process
    The London Libraries Consortium (LLC)
    (Currently uses Axiell Galaxy library system)
    "Provision of innovative Library Services, including the development of a Library Services Platform and improved online and off-line marketing of library services.The LLC is seeking to establish a single supplier Framework Agreement for the provision of services to public libraries for 4 years commencing from April 2018. We anticipate that the lead supplier will work in partnership with leading technology companies to deliver new state of the art library services.
    A maximum anticipated spend is £8m"
    From the tender notice September 2017
    It is envisaged that tenders will take forward the ambition expressed in the report Essential Digital Infrastructure for Public Libraries in England (2015), deploying middleware and open standards to maximise the platform’s interoperability with new applications, at a scale suitable for the London Libraries Consortium The platform must act has a catalyst for promoting increased online social interaction between customers and partners, building the capacity for readers and learners to come together and engage more deeply with the information, services and collections offered by libraries. The new platform must enable customer to fully interact with library services through their mobile phones and other mobile devices and should revolutionise the current self-issue services, enabling customers to use mobile devices to self –issue for the borrowing of stock or to book attendance at an event or class. The platform should also facilitate single sign-on to other Council services and offer improved business analytics, enabling libraries to improve operational efficiency. The supplier should not only deliver a sea- change in technology, but must be able to market and promote these new 21st century services in a high profile way so that the public have widespread awareness of these improvements. In particular the Supplier must improve the online visibility of London’s Public Libraries when the public is searching for books, classes or information services and attract sponsors and advertisers who wish to connect with the customers of London’s Public Libraries

    Wiltshire
    (Currently uses Axiell Galaxy library system)
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    "LCC is keen to explore all options or solutions that are currently available in the market, for a Library Management Systems (LMS) for the Council’s Neighbourhood Services Team. LCC at present are not fully aware of what strategic options currently exist in the market as options to them thus, even though the business requirements are known, the responses to this Soft Market Test will enable LCC to re- evaluate their current situation and determine the specification and implications for the relevant service provision.
    Awards (more detail)
    The London Libraries Consortium (LLC)
    Selected Symphony from SirsiDynix July 2018
    (Currently uses Axiell Galaxy library system)
    Notice of award
    "The LSP will act effectively as a catalyst for promoting increased online social interaction between the public and partners, building the capacity for customers to come together and engage more deeply with the information, services and collections offered by libraries. The platform will enable the public to fully interact with library services through their smart phones and other devices."
    From the tender notice September 2017
    "Provision of innovative Library Services, including the development of a Library Services Platform and improved online and off-line marketing of library services.The LLC is seeking to establish a single supplier Framework Agreement for the provision of services to public libraries for 4 years commencing from April 2018. We anticipate that the lead supplier will work in partnership with leading technology companies to deliver new state of the art library services.
    A maximum anticipated spend is £8m"
    It is envisaged that tenders will take forward the ambition expressed in the report Essential Digital Infrastructure for Public Libraries in England (2015), deploying middleware and open standards to maximise the platform’s interoperability with new applications, at a scale suitable for the London Libraries Consortium The platform must act has a catalyst for promoting increased online social interaction between customers and partners, building the capacity for readers and learners to come together and engage more deeply with the information, services and collections offered by libraries. The new platform must enable customer to fully interact with library services through their mobile phones and other mobile devices and should revolutionise the current self-issue services, enabling customers to use mobile devices to self –issue for the borrowing of stock or to book attendance at an event or class. The platform should also facilitate single sign-on to other Council services and offer improved business analytics, enabling libraries to improve operational efficiency. The supplier should not only deliver a sea- change in technology, but must be able to market and promote these new 21st century services in a high profile way so that the public have widespread awareness of these improvements. In particular the Supplier must improve the online visibility of London’s Public Libraries when the public is searching for books, classes or information services and attract sponsors and advertisers who wish to connect with the customers of London’s Public Libraries

    Northumberland County Council
    Selected Spydus from Civica
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Friday, July 20

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    Cambridge
    Suffolk
    Norfolk (associate member in 2017)
    Talnet
    (will be superseded by the single Welsh system -see above)
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