EDI Pilot Project Steering Committee Final Report and Recommendations

Goddard, Lisa and Keeping, Dianne and Antle, Theresa and Doody, Christine and Icenhower, Elizabeth (2009) EDI Pilot Project Steering Committee Final Report and Recommendations. Project Report. Memorial University Libraries. (Unpublished)

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Before 2006 the University Library received about 180,000 paper slips annually from six different approval vendors: Coutts, Blackwell, YBP/Lindsay & Croft, Harrassowitz, Touzot, and Casalini Libri. In May 2006 a steering committee was struck to determine how to move Selection & Acquisitions processes into an electronic environment. By mid‐2007 we had successfully implemented electronic slips and 9xx/EDI ordering with our three major vendors, two of whom had never worked with a SirsiDynix customer before. In late 2007 the EDI committee began to explore WorldCat Selection, which was implemented in 2008. This system includes slips from our three major vendors, as well as our smaller specialty vendors. It took almost a year to get all of the vendors properly configured and working to our satisfaction. Memorial was the first Canadian university to adopt WorldCat Selection, which provided us an opportunity to help OCLC shape and refine the system. This report provides a detailed look the EDI implementation process, including the findings of the committee, and our final recommendations for streamlining workflow.

Item Type: Report (Project Report)
URI: http://research.library.mun.ca/id/eprint/58
Item ID: 58
Keywords: Academic Libraries, Memorial University, Electronic Data Interchange, acquisitions, selection, SirsiDynix, book vendors
Department(s): Memorial University Libraries
Date: August 2009
Date Type: Submission

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