Tim Bowersox, Cyril Oberlander, Kate Pitcher, and Mark Sullivan
The Getting It System Toolkit (GIST), a suite of free and open source tools & software, leverages systems to optimize library acquisitions and deselection workflow, reducing the staff time necessary to make informed decisions and process materials. The Toolkit is divided into two functions:
GIST for ILLiad consists of three components that enhance the ILLiad® interlibrary loan request management software: addons, webpage customizations, and the acquisitions manager. All three components may be selectively utilized in ILLiad, for instance, ILLiad web pages may be applied to enhance the end-user request interface to add full-text discovery, or an ILLiad Addon can help ILL’s purchase on demand program discover the best way to purchase items difficult to borrow. By combining all three and customizing these components for your library, you achieve significant benefits and optimize the combination of Acquisitions and ILL services.
The GIST Gift & Deselection Manager (GDM) is designed to manage and streamline library workflow for processing gifts and evaluating materials for weeding. It is standalone open-source software that automates the gathering of data for evaluating donations; including holdings, edition comparisons, full-text, and other data. The GDM also enables collection managers to perform item-by-item deselection or use the batch analysis tool to create custom deselection reports for large weeding projects.
Building Responsive Library Collections with the Getting It System Toolkit combines helpful how-tos from the developers themselves, and first-hand implementation accounts from users of these time-saving tools. The volume is split into the Toolkit’s use with ILLiad and GDM, providing easy reference for users. This manual is an invaluable resource to any library using, or considering using, the Getting It System Toolkit.
With contributions by:
- Kerri Goergen-Doll, Oregon State University
- Eric Joslin, Washington University in St. Louis
- Ryan Litsey, Texas Tech University
- Micquel Little, Monroe Community College, formerly at St. John Fisher College
- Katherine Mason, Central Michigan University, formerly at Old Dominion University
- Kate Ross, St. John Fisher College
- Susanna Van Sant, Tompkins Cortland Community College
Truly effective resource sharing depends upon each library running at peak efficiency. The goal of the Workflow Toolkit is to help ILL staff implement best practices that will save valuable turnaround time, while also cutting the costs of doing business. Maintained by the IDS Project's Mentors, in partnership with Atlas Systems, the Toolkit provides best practices that can enhance all aspects of borrowing, lending, and document delivery services through ILLiad customizations, resource sharing strategies, and workflow improvements. View the online version for the most recent updates and additions.
Cyril Oberlander, Patricia Uttaro, Katherine Pitcher, and Kathleen M. Miller
Both public and academic libraries are invested in the creation and distribution of information and digital content. They have morphed from keepers of content into content creators and curators, and seek best practices and efficient workflows with emerging publishing platforms and services. The Library Publishing Toolkit looks at the broad and varied landscape of library publishing through discussions, case studies, and shared resources. From supporting writers and authors in the public library setting to hosting open access journals and books, this collection examines opportunities for libraries to leverage their position and resources to create and provide access to content.
The Library Publishing Toolkit is a project funded partially by Bibliographic Databases and Interlibrary Resources Sharing Program funds which are administered and supported by the Rochester Regional Library Council. The toolkit is a united effort between Milne Library at SUNY Geneseo and the Monroe County Library System to identify trends in library publishing, seek out best practices to implement and support such programs, and share the best tools and resources. Our goals include to:
- Develop strategies libraries can use to identify types of publishing services and content that can be created and curated by libraries.
- Assess trends in digital content creation and publishing that can be useful in libraries and suggesting potential future projects.
- Identify efficient workflows for distributing content for free online and with potential for some cost-recovery in print on demand markets.
A list of chapters is available in the full record.
For more information visit https://www.publishingtoolkit.org/
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