10. How will the new SILS be introduced to patrons?
The End User Outreach Subgroup (EUOS) is charged with developing a communications plan to introduce SILS to patrons. EUOS will launch a patron-focused website, and will develop templates and assets such as email text, slide decks, templates, visual assets, etc. Near and after go-live, EUOS will develop templates for training patrons on how to use the new system. Beyond the SILS-EUOS group, each campus will also have an End User Outreach group that will work closely with EUOS to customize and implement this communications and training plan.
11. Where can I find a full list of SILS decisions?
SILS cohort groups have been making decisions for the SILS implementation. A full list of these decisions is available here: All-decision Rollup . More decisions will be added to the page as cohort groups work through various issues and workflows.
12. What content will be in the Network Zone during the test load phase? How will it be managed?
In the test-load phase, which will start in February, initial content contained in the Network Zone (NZ) includes the following:
Licensing and vendor information for CDL managed systemwide and multi-campus electronic resources (migrated from CDL 360 database)
CZ-originating bibliographic records and online coverage information for CDL managed systemwide and multi-campus electronic resources (migrated from SFX and 360)
Approximately 487,000 SCP Bibliographic records from 44 collections and 41 databases (the names are listed on this Google sheet: SCP data identified for migrating to NZ (Test load))
About 179,000 Bibliographic records for federal government documents (aka Marcive Records)
Bibliographic records migrated from all the campuses (for more information, see this decision page: (Test load) Bibliographic records to leave out of the NZ)
Please note: it is expected that following the migration process, some CDL managed systemwide and multi-campus electronic resources will not be activated in the Network Zone or might be activated in NZ and “available for” non-participants. Cleanup needs, processes, and implications will continue to be worked on during the test load period.
More data may be added as various SILS groups reporting to the Policy & Practice Coordinators (PPC) work through the implications of storing different types of data in NZ. The work on creating policies and guidelines on how to manage data in NZ has started as well. Currently, the Resource Management Functional Group is working on this document, Bibliographic Record Management in the SILS Network Zone. Other PPC groups will post their policies as the information becomes available.
13. Will digital collections content be accessible via SILS? Will SILS replace existing campus/CDL digital content repositories (e.g. Calisphere)?
While we expect that both the campuses and CDL will harvest some or all of their digital collections to make them available in the Primo discovery layer, we do not anticipate that such harvesting will replace campus/CDL repositories. Instead, our hope is that by making digital collections discoverable in Primo, more users will find and use these unique digital collections.
14. What was the vanguard and who participated in it?
This slate of vanguard campuses represented a mix of large and small campuses using different library systems, and an opportunity to include the RLFs and CDL. For more information, seethis SILS News post.12. Where can I find a full list of SILS decisions?SILS cohort groups have been making decisions for the SILS implementation. A full list of these decisions is available here: All-decision Rollup . More decisions will be added to the page as cohort groups work through various issues and workflows.
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