The Illinois Heartland Library System LLSAP Working Group has just released an RFI (Request for Information) for a possible replacement ILS (Integrated Library System) for all 4 automation groups (LINC, Gatenet, Silnet, and RPLS LLSAP). The closing date for vendor submissions is September 2. Initial evaluation will be done by the IHLS LLSAP Working Group.
Once a group of 3 or 4 finalists are chosen, the automation groups' members will be able to attend demonstrations and rate the finalists' products in the months of September and October. More information will be sent out about this process as it is developed. We are also working to develop joint cataloging policies and a shared fee structure for all members as well.