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 ====== Libraries-a shared services success story ====== ====== 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%.+Libraries systems appear to be one of the success stories of shared services in local government. At July 2109 over 90 Library authorities (around 45%) were part of one kind of shared Library Management System (LMS) shared service. As many library authorities are already shared services it means that over half of the UK councils are in a shared LMS. 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 Library Consortium**
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 "This report argues that a standards-based digital platform is the only viable technology for realising recent strategic goals articulated by leaders for England’s public libraries. The platform would allow libraries and their partners to innovate, collaborate and share in ways they cannot now do. The report further argues that the primary mode of service on this platform must be co-production – among library authorities,​ and among library staff, national and local partners, and importantly,​ end users. We show how new digital divides have made the mission of libraries – literacy, learning, and community inclusion – as relevant as it ever was. And that in order to provide an energetic response, libraries must invite their users into their digital spaces: their catalogues, their websites, their ebook readers, their online events calendars. We argue that these two measures, a standards-based digital platform and co-production of services, will reinvigorate libraries and create substantial,​ tangible outcomes in literacy, digital and social inclusion, health, education, and economic participation."​ "This report argues that a standards-based digital platform is the only viable technology for realising recent strategic goals articulated by leaders for England’s public libraries. The platform would allow libraries and their partners to innovate, collaborate and share in ways they cannot now do. The report further argues that the primary mode of service on this platform must be co-production – among library authorities,​ and among library staff, national and local partners, and importantly,​ end users. We show how new digital divides have made the mission of libraries – literacy, learning, and community inclusion – as relevant as it ever was. And that in order to provide an energetic response, libraries must invite their users into their digital spaces: their catalogues, their websites, their ebook readers, their online events calendars. We argue that these two measures, a standards-based digital platform and co-production of services, will reinvigorate libraries and create substantial,​ tangible outcomes in literacy, digital and social inclusion, health, education, and economic participation."​
  
-======   ​====== +===== National Digital Platform for Wales - contract award =====
- +
-National Digital Platform for Wales - [[http://​www.sell2wales.gov.uk/​search/​show/​Search_View.aspx?​id=DEC115290|contract award]]=+
  
 **welshlibraries.org** **welshlibraries.org**
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 Estimated contract value £35,849 Estimated contract value £35,849
  
-====== ​**Sieghart on a national infrastructure for (English) public libraries** ====== +====== Sieghart on a national infrastructure for (English) public libraries ======
- +
-See:+
  
-[[http://​www.local.gov.uk/​web/​guest/​first-features/​-/​journal_content/​56/​10180/​6287803/​NEWS|Future libraries,​]] William Sieghart LGA website 19 June 2014+See:[[http://​www.local.gov.uk/​web/​guest/​first-features/​-/​journal_content/​56/​10180/​6287803/​NEWS|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…"​ "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…"​
 ====== A national service for discovery and delivery of academic journal articles ====== ====== A national service for discovery and delivery of academic journal articles ======
  
-====   Access to research ​  ====+**Access to research**
  
 From January 2014, over 1.5 million academic articles are available, free of charge, in participating public libraries across the UK. Students, independent researchers and small businesses can now access many of the world’s best academic papers through their local libraries, a result of a unique collaboration between librarians and publishers, who have made their journal content available for free. From January 2014, over 1.5 million academic articles are available, free of charge, in participating public libraries across the UK. Students, independent researchers and small businesses can now access many of the world’s best academic papers through their local libraries, a result of a unique collaboration between librarians and publishers, who have made their journal content available for free.
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 See the [[:​national_catalogue|'​National Catalogue'​]]article for more information. See the [[:​national_catalogue|'​National Catalogue'​]]article for more information.
  
-====   ​Bookmark your Library ​  ​====+==== Bookmark your Library ====
  
 This provides information on public libraries across the UK and includes a link to the national catalogue Fab Libraries launched in 2012 This provides information on public libraries across the UK and includes a link to the national catalogue Fab Libraries launched in 2012
  
-====   ​Fab Libraries ​  ​====+==== Fab Libraries ====
  
 FABLibraries provides access to more than 149 UK public library catalogues in a single search. It will link you to the library’s own website, tell you if it is available so you can get your local library to borrow it for you, and will even show you library locations on a map and the distance from where you are. FABLibraries provides access to more than 149 UK public library catalogues in a single search. It will link you to the library’s own website, tell you if it is available so you can get your local library to borrow it for you, and will even show you library locations on a map and the distance from where you are.
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 ====== UK public Library consortia/​shared services ====== ====== UK public Library consortia/​shared services ======
  
-**Scottish Consortium of Public Libraries (SCoPL)** +==== Black Country ====
- +
-   * Angus +
-  * Perth & Kinross +
-  * Aberdeen City +
-  * Aberdeenshire +
-  * North Ayrshire +
-  * High Life Highland +
- +
-Following a procurement exercise carried out by Tayside Procurement Consortium on behalf of the Scottish Consortium of Public Libraries (SCoPL) consisting of, Angus, Perth & Kinross, Aberdeen City, Aberdeenshire and North Ayrshire councils as well as High Life Highland, the consortium has awarded a contract worth £1.5 million for a new library management system to Civica +
- +
-==== **Wales** ==== +
- +
-**September 2015** +
- +
-The Welsh Government has [[http://​gov.wales/​newsroom/​cultureandsport/​2015/​150904-all-wales-library-card/?​lang=en|announced plans]] for an all-Wales library card, which would allow users to access library services wherever they are in Wales. +
- +
-Welsh Government has awarded a single-supplier framework contract to SirsiDynix, one of the largest library management system vendor. The move could also save local authorities up to 70% on current costs, with all local authorities adopting one single system rather than each having individual ones, as is the current practice. +
- +
-Friday 04 September 2015 +
- +
-From the Tender notice (12 January 2015) +
- +
-[[http://​www.sell2wales.gov.uk/​search/​show/​Search_View.aspx?​id=JAN066218|Supply and Implementation of Library Management System for Public Library Authorities in Wales.]] +
- +
-Local authorities included: +
- +
-  * Blaenau Gwent County Borough Council +
-  * Bridgend County Borough Council +
-  * Caerphilly County Borough Council +
-  * Cardiff Council +
-  * Carmarthenshire County Council +
-  * Ceredigion County Council +
-  * City and County of Swansea +
-  * Conwy County Borough Council +
-  * Denbighshire County Council +
-  * Flintshire County Council +
-  * Gwynedd County Council +
-  * Isle of Anglesey County Council +
-  * Merthyr Tydfil County Borough Council +
-  * Monmouthshire County Council +
-  * Neath Port Talbot County Borough Council +
-  * Newport City Council +
-  * Pembrokeshire County Council +
-  * Powys County Council +
-  * Rhondda Cynon Taff County Borough Council +
-  * Torfaen County Borough Council +
-  * Vale of Glamorgan Council +
-  * Wrexham County Borough Council +
-  * Grwp Llandrillo Menai +
- +
-==== Black Country ​Consortium ​====+
  
 The Black Country sits at the heart of England and covers 356 sq. It is home to over 1.1 m people. The Black Country sits at the heart of England and covers 356 sq. It is home to over 1.1 m people.
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 L**o**cal Authorities included: L**o**cal Authorities included:
  
-  ​* Dudley Metropolitan Borough+   * Dudley Metropolitan Borough
   * Sandwell Metropolitan Borough   * Sandwell Metropolitan Borough
   * Walsall Metropolitan Borough   * Walsall Metropolitan Borough
   * Wolverhampton City,   * Wolverhampton City,
  
-Selected the Sierra Library system for : Innovative Interfaces Global Ltd +Selected the Sierra Library system for : Innovative Interfaces Global Ltd [[http://​www.publictenders.net/​node/​2950367|Award notice:]] 12 February 2015NOTE: This contract was cancelled and a new tender published in 2016 with the award going to Capita.
- +
-[[http://​www.publictenders.net/​node/​2950367|Award notice:]] 12 February 2015 +
- +
-Initial estimated total value of the contract: £345,000 (GBP) +
- +
-**NOTE: This contract was cancelled and a new tender published in 2016.**+
  
 ==== Bedfordshire ==== ==== Bedfordshire ====
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 (Use the Axiell (was DS) Galaxy Library Management System) (Use the Axiell (was DS) Galaxy Library Management System)
  
-Bedford Borough +  * Bedford Borough 
- +  ​* ​Central Bedfordshire
-Central Bedfordshire +
- +
-Luton Culture (left 2015?) and joined the London Libraries Consortium)+
  
 ==== EMLIB ==== ==== EMLIB ====
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 Selected SirsiDynix in May 2014) Selected SirsiDynix in May 2014)
  
-currently ​consists of: (but is open to other authorities joining at a later stage).+All 5 authorities will migrate to the new system during 2014-15. Currently ​consists of: (but is open to other authorities joining at a later stage).
  
-All 5 authorities will migrate to the new system during 2014-15. +  * Leicestershire 
- +  * Derby City 
-Nottinghamshire"​Inspire is a new, independent charitable organisation,​ set up to deliver ​great cultural services ​in Nottinghamshire ​from 2016"​. +  ​* ​Nottinghamshire ​(now "​Inspire is a new, independent charitable organisation,​ set up to deliver cultural services from 2016"​. 
- +  ​* ​Rutland, but is open to other authorities joining at a later stage. All 5 authorities will migrate to the new system during 2014-15.
-Nottingham City "​Inspire is a new, independent charitable organisation,​ set up to deliver great cultural services in Nottinghamshire from 2016"​. +
- +
-Leicestershire +
- +
-Derby City +
- +
-Rutland, but is open to other authorities joining at a later stage. All 5 authorities will migrate to the new system during 2014-15.+
  
 ==== Gloucestershire and Swindon ==== ==== Gloucestershire and Swindon ====
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 (Based on the Capita -Chorus hosted system) (Based on the Capita -Chorus hosted system)
  
-[[http://​www.capita-softwareandmanagedservices.co.uk/​NEWS/​Pages/​sharedlibrarymanagement%20system.aspx|Gloucestershire County Council and Swindon Borough Council will use Capita’s library management software]] +[[http://​www.capita-softwareandmanagedservices.co.uk/​NEWS/​Pages/​sharedlibrarymanagement%20system.aspx|Gloucestershire County Council and Swindon Borough Council will use Capita’s library management software]] (press release September 2013)
- +
-(press release September 2013) +
- +
-Gloucestershire+
  
-Swindon+  * Gloucestershire 
 +  * Swindon
  
 ==== Greater Manchester ==== ==== Greater Manchester ====
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 (Use the Civica Spydus Library Management System) (Use the Civica Spydus Library Management System)
  
-Rochdale +  * Blackburn with Darwen 
- +  * Blackpool 
-Stockport +  * Bolton 
- +  * Bury 
-Oldham +  * Manchester 
- +  * Oldham 
-Salford +  * Rochdale 
- +  ​* ​Salford 
-Trafford +  * Stockport 
- +  * Tameside 
-Bolton +  * Trafford 
- +  * Wigan
-Blackburn with Darwen +
- +
-With plans to extend to other authorities in 2015+
  
 ==== Libraries West ==== ==== Libraries West ====
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 (Selected SirsDynix Symphony in July 2015 -moving from Axiell) (Selected SirsDynix Symphony in July 2015 -moving from Axiell)
  
-Bath & N. E Somerset +  * Bath & N. E Somerset 
- +  ​* ​Bristol 
-Bristol +  ​* ​Dorset (county) 
- +  ​* ​North Somerset 
-Dorset (county) +  ​* ​Poole (borough of) 
- +  ​* ​Somerset 
-North Somerset +  ​* ​South Gloucestershire
- +
-Poole (borough of) +
- +
-Somerset +
- +
-South Gloucestershire +
- +
-====   ====+
  
 ==== London Library Consortium (LLC) ==== ==== London Library Consortium (LLC) ====
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 (Selected SirsDynix Symphony in July 2018 -moving from Axiell) (Selected SirsDynix Symphony in July 2018 -moving from Axiell)
  
-Barking & Dagenham+  * Barking & Dagenham 
 +  * Brent 
 +  * Ealing 
 +  * Enfield 
 +  * Hackney 
 +  * Havering 
 +  * Kingston 
 +  * Lewisham 
 +  * Luton Culture 
 +  * Merton 
 +  * Newham 
 +  * Redbridge 
 +  * Richmond Upon Thames 
 +  * Tower Hamlets 
 +  * Waltham Forest 
 +  * Wandsworth
  
-Brent+==== Scottish Consortium of Public Libraries (SCoPL) ====
  
-Ealing+  * Angus 
 +  * Perth & Kinross 
 +  * Aberdeen City 
 +  * Aberdeenshire 
 +  * North Ayrshire 
 +  * High Life Highland
  
-Enfield+Following a procurement exercise carried out by Tayside Procurement Consortium on behalf of the Scottish Consortium of Public Libraries (SCoPL) consisting of, Angus, Perth & Kinross, Aberdeen City, Aberdeenshire and North Ayrshire councils as well as High Life Highland, the consortium has awarded a contract worth £1.5 million for a new library management system to Civica
  
-Hackney +==== Selms ====
- +
-Havering +
- +
-Kingston +
- +
-Lewisham +
- +
-Luton Culture +
- +
-Merton +
- +
-Newham +
- +
-Redbridge +
- +
-Richmond Upon Thames +
- +
-Tower Hamlets +
- +
-Waltham Forest +
- +
-Wandsworth +
- +
-====   ==== +
- +
-==== selms ====+
  
 (Based on the Civica -Spydus- Library Management System) (Based on the Civica -Spydus- Library Management System)
  
-Brighton & Hove,+  * Brighton & Hove, 
 +  * Buckinghamshire 
 +  * Camden 
 +  * Hammersmith & Fulham 
 +  * Hertfordshire 
 +  * Kent 
 +  * Medway 
 +  * Milton Keynes 
 +  * Slough 
 +  * West Berkshire 
 +  * Windsor & Maidenhead 
 +  * Wokingham
  
-Buckinghamshire +==== SPINE ====
- +
-Camden +
- +
-Hammersmith & Fulham +
- +
-Hertfordshire +
- +
-Kent +
- +
-Medway +
- +
-Milton Keynes +
- +
-Slough +
- +
-West Berkshire +
- +
-Windsor & Maidenhead +
- +
-Wokingham +
- +
-==== **SEDAR** ==== +
- +
-**Scottish Consortium of public libraries** +
- +
-Based on the open source Evergreen library system -supported by PTFS-Europe) +
- +
-Stirling (Founder member 2011) +
- +
-East Dunbartonshire (Founder member 2011) +
- +
-Western Isles library Service (Leabharlainn nan Eilean Siar) (Joined 2012) +
- +
-Clackmannanshire (Joined 2012 ) +
- +
-==== South West Wales ==== +
- +
-(will be superseded by the single Welsh system -see above) +
- +
-Based on the VubisSmart system from Infor +
- +
-Pembroke +
- +
-Neath-Port-Talbot +
- +
-Carmarthenshire +
- +
-====   SPINE   ​====+
  
 Selected Civica (Spydus library system) in 2012) Selected Civica (Spydus library system) in 2012)
  
-Cambridge+  * Cambridge 
 +  * Suffolk 
 +  * Norfolk (associate member in 2017)
  
-Suffolk+==== Tri-Borough (London) ====
  
-Norfolk (associate member in 2017)+SirsiDynix Symphony system . London Boroughs of:
  
-==== Talnet ====+  * Hammersmith and Fulham 
 +  * Kensington & Chelsea 
 +  * Westminster
  
-(will be superseded by the single Welsh system -see above)+==== Wales ====
  
-Based on the Capita Alto/Prism library ​system+Welsh Government has awarded a single-supplier framework contract to SirsiDynix, one of the largest library management system vendors. The move could also save local authorities up to 70% on current costs, with all local authorities adopting one single system rather than each having individual ones, as is the current practice. The Welsh Government has [[http://​gov.wales/​newsroom/​cultureandsport/​2015/​150904-all-wales-library-card/?​lang=en|announced plans]] for an all-Wales library card, which would allow users to access library services wherever they are in Wales. From the Tender notice (12 January 2015)
  
-Gwynedd+[[http://​www.sell2wales.gov.uk/​search/​show/​Search_View.aspx?​id=JAN066218|Supply and Implementation of Library Management System for Public Library Authorities in Wales.]]
  
-Conwy+Local authorities included:
  
-Anglesey +  * Blaenau Gwent County Borough Council 
- +  * Bridgend County Borough Council 
-==== Tri-Borough ​(London) ==== +  * Caerphilly County ​Borough ​Council 
- +  * Cardiff Council 
-SirsiDynix Symphony system . London Boroughs of: +  * Carmarthenshire County Council 
- +  * Ceredigion County Council 
-Hammersmith ​and Fulham +  * City and County of Swansea 
- +  * Conwy County Borough Council 
-Kensington & Chelsea +  * Denbighshire County Council 
- +  * Flintshire County Council 
-Westminster+  * Gwynedd County Council 
 +  * Isle of Anglesey County Council 
 +  * Merthyr Tydfil County Borough Council 
 +  * Monmouthshire County Council 
 +  * Neath Port Talbot County Borough Council 
 +  * Newport City Council 
 +  * Pembrokeshire County Council 
 +  * Powys County Council 
 +  * Rhondda Cynon Taff County Borough Council 
 +  * Torfaen County Borough Council 
 +  * Vale of Glamorgan Council 
 +  * Wrexham County Borough Council 
 +  * Grwp Llandrillo Menai
  
  
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