The contract has been signed with Ex Libris to deliver its cloud-based library services platform (LSP) to all California community colleges that opt in. This fall, a group of approximately ten “vanguard” colleges will participate in a trial run of data migration and creation of a functional work environment. The experiences of these colleges will inform the migration and implementation project undertaken by all participating colleges in a single phase, beginning in January, 2019. The project will be broken into numerous discrete steps with check-ins throughout.
The LSP project team is now soliciting participation for numerous work groups and ongoing project activities beginning in the early fall. Most work groups would have a kick-off call, followed by a monthly virtual meeting. The purpose of the work groups is to identify best practices, articulate ongoing professional development needs, and make recommendations for any policies that might be useful during and after implementation of the new LSP. Some activity would take place via listservs, message boards and email in between meetings.