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Friday, June 10 • 10:30am - 11:30am
Concurrent Session A3 -- Embracing Changing Technology and New Technical Services Workflows in Migrating to a Next-Generation Library Management System

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In 2015, Radford University’s McConnell Library migrated to OCLC’s WorldShare Management Services (WMS), relinquishing three legacy systems in the process.  As a result, many of the Collection and Technical Services Department’s workflows changed considerably beginning months before the contract was signed. An extensive temporary departmental focus on data clean-up and training was required while maintaining core duties.  New opportunities for collaboration and communication emerged. In light of developing new workflows, Core Competencies for Electronic Resources Librarians and Core Competencies for Print Serials Management were consulted in revising positions.  This presentation focuses on the process, management, communication and outcomes involved in migrating to a new next-generation library management system.

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Jessica Ireland

Radford University
Jessica Ireland is the Serials & Electronic Resources Librarian at the McConnell Library, Radford University.
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Kay Johnson

Radford University
Kay Johnson is head of collection and technical services at McConnell Library, Radford University.  She has been active in NASIG for over 20 years.

Friday June 10, 2016 10:30am - 11:30am PDT
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