Systemwide Integrated Library System (SILS) News

SILS News

Below please find posts from the SILS News listserv! While confidential, UC-only information originally distributed on the listserv won't be made avaialble here, we are posting all publicly shareable content to increase project transparency and ease of access to information. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact your campus liaison or AskSILS-L@listserv.ucop.edu directly.

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Date: Mar. 27, 2019
Title: Moving forward with internal review of the SILS Phase 3 mid-term report and RFP

We’re happy to report that the SILS Working Group recently shared their phase 3 mid-term report, which includes the RFP documents, with the Direction & Oversight Committee (DOC) for their review and feedback. Many thanks to DOC for their helpful comments and edits. Next week, the report and RFP will be delivered to the Council of University Librarians (CoUL)... (more).

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Date: Feb. 27, 2019
Title: We're almost halfway through phase 3 of the SILS project!

We’re almost halfway through phase 3 of the systemwide ILS (SILS) project! Below please find a few updates about work happening right now... (more).

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Date: Feb. 06, 2019
Title: SILS RFP requirements - feedback due on Friday

As many of you know, the third batch of requirements for the SILS RFP was released for review at the end of January and campus feedback is due this Friday, February 8th. The expertise groups have done an excellent job of representing UC’s needs for selecting a systemwide ILS... (more).

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Date: Jan. 15, 2019
Title: SILS December webinar - recording now available!

In December, the SILS working group hosted a DOC-sponsored virtual brown bag on the SILS project... (more).

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Date: December 21, 2018
Title: Introducing SILS-News, the blog edition!

Recognizing that the SILS-News listserv doesn’t provide a satisfactory mechanism for reading past messages, we’ve decided to implement a SILS-News blog edition on the SILS project website... (more). 

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Date: November 30, 2018
Title: DOC virtual brown bag on the SILS project this December

We’re happy to share that the next DOC virtual brown bag will focus on the SILS project! SILS representatives will talk about the vision for the SILS, how the expertise groups are approaching the requirements drafting process and what this means for campuses, and finally, a preview of next steps in the SILS project... (more). 

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Date: November 08, 2018
Title: High-level SILS timeline now on the public website

We’ve expanded the timeline on the public SILS project website to include key dates for phase 3 and future phases of work... (more).

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Date: November 06, 2018
Title: SILS phase 3 slogan, mission statement, and slogan!

We’re happy to share that the phase 3 SILS principles are now on the website, along with a SILS mission statement and slogan... (more).

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Date: October 26, 2018
Title: Expectations around confidentiality and the SILS project

You might be wondering why more project information isn’t readily available on the SILS website, or why the SILS project wiki isn’t public. To maintain the integrity of the request for proposal (RFP) process and the confidence of suppliers entrusting UC with proprietary information, it is critical that the libraries avoid publicly sharing certain project details at this time, including potential requirements and confidential information concerning potential ILS suppliers... (more).

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Date: October 25, 2018
Title: Introducing: the SILS abbreviations glossary!

Phase 3 of the project is underway, and thanks to your feedback we’ve realized something important: the SILS project has accumulated an impressive number of abbreviations!... (more).

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Date: August 13, 2018
Title: SILS phase 3 cohort announced!

Earlier this month, the Council of University Librarians (CoUL) announced the SILS phase 3 cohort!.. (more).

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Date: June 28, 2018
Title: SILS project team completes phase 2!

The SILS Working Group is very pleased to announce we have successfully completed phase 2 (Exploration) of the Systemwide Integrated Library System (SILS) project and have approval from the Council of University Librarians (CoUL) to proceed with phase 3... (more).

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Date: May 22, 2018
Title: SILS Project is nearing the end of phase 2!

The SILS Working Group has nearly finished phase 2, the exploration phase of the Systemwide Integrated Library System (SILS) project... (more).

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Date: April 10, 2018
Title: Introducing: SILS News!

Thank you for your interest in the Systemwide Integrated Library System (SILS) project and welcome to SILS News! The SILS Working Group is about halfway through phase 2 of the project... (more).

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Date: March 29, 2018
Title: SILS Project update

This update was previously shared in March 2018 by University Librarians before SILS News was created. In case you missed the email, we’re sharing the news again.

The SILS Working Group had a project team kickoff on January 10, 2018 to begin phase 2. Phase 2 is a brief exploratory phase intended to help us quickly understand costs and the systems likely affected by a consortial ILS. Our deliverable at the end of this phase is a report to CoUL describing the systems that would likely be replaced by a consortial ILS, our existing costs, and likely future costs for a consortial ILS... (more).

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Last updated: July 22, 2019