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 ====== Library shared services ====== ====== Library shared services ======
  
 +====== News ======
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 +[[https://​libraries.essex.gov.uk/​news/​over-6-million-new-items-of-stock-for-essex-libraries/​|Essex County and Thurrock libraries announce they are joining The Libraries Consortium]]
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 +22 July 2020
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 +**Over 6 million new items of stock for Essex libraries**.Essex County Council has today announced that both Essex and Thurrock Libraries will join The Libraries Consortium (TLC), the UK’s largest library consortium made up of 18 other library authorities.As part of the Essex Libraries Consultation in 2019, respondents told us they wanted an increase in the number of titles available to borrow from Essex Libraries. By joining the consortium, Essex residents will have access to over 6 million items of stock via the shared TLC library catalogue, including books, e-books, e-magazines and audio books. This will be in addition to the current 1.9 million titles Essex Libraries already has available. Joining the consortium means an upgrade of the existing library management system (LMS) which will be managed by SirsiDynix. The new LMS system will provide an enriched, modern and interactive library customer experience such as access to the service 24/7 on any mobile device, and customer alerts and text messages. It will be a single digital platform, enabling customers to engage with other library users, post reviews, book events, follow their favourite authors, and make recommendations.
 ====== 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. 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%.+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.  ​Over ​a quarter of UK *Library* authorities (representing a higher share of councils) share a library system. Some like the [[:selms|]] consortium and The 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%.
  
 ===== Consortium case studies ===== ===== Consortium case studies =====
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 EMLIB is open to other authorities requesting to join the consortium. EMLIB is open to other authorities requesting to join the consortium.
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-==== Essex ==== 
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-(Share a Vubis system from Infor) 
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-  * Essex County 
-  * Thurrock 
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-March 2020. "The council is updating its library management system (the IT platform used to run the service). The preferred option is to join the Libraries Consortium.If this decision goes ahead it is anticipated that Essex will join the consortium around summer 2021". [[https://​libraries.essex.gov.uk/​news/​investment-in-libraries-has-started/​|Investment in libraries has started.]] Essex County Council website 20 March March 2020 
  
 ==== Gloucestershire and Swindon ==== ==== Gloucestershire and Swindon ====
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   * South Gloucestershire   * South Gloucestershire
  
-==== Library ​Consortium (was the London Libraries Consortium LLC) ====+==== Libraries ​Consortium (was the London Libraries Consortium LLC) ====
  
 (Selected SirsDynix Symphony in July 2018 -moving from Axiell) (Selected SirsDynix Symphony in July 2018 -moving from Axiell)
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   * Ealing   * Ealing
   * Enfield   * Enfield
 +  * Essex County
   * Hackney   * Hackney
   * Harrow   * Harrow
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   * Redbridge   * Redbridge
   * Sutton   * Sutton
 +  * Thurrock
   * Tower Hamlets   * Tower Hamlets
   * Waltham Forest   * Waltham Forest
   * Wandsworth   * Wandsworth
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-Essex Country Council March 2020. "The council is updating its library management system (the IT platform used to run the service). The preferred option is to join the Libraries Consortium.If this decision goes ahead it is anticipated that Essex will join the consortium around summer 2021". [[https://​libraries.essex.gov.uk/​news/​investment-in-libraries-has-started/​|Investment in libraries has started.]] Essex County Council website 20 March March 2020 
  
 ==== Scottish Consortium of Public Libraries (SCoPL) ==== ==== Scottish Consortium of Public Libraries (SCoPL) ====
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