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Janet Wilson <[log in to unmask]>
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Tue, 23 Nov 2021 13:39:10 -0600
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Hi All,

Rangeley Public Library is considering joining a shared integrated  
library system (ILS). I am trying to determine if this is the right  
decision for our library and would love to hear from other libraries  
who have already made this move.

We would have to change to a new circulation system, would need new  
barcodes on all of our books, and would need new library cards for all  
of our patrons. I am trying to figure out how much time this is likely  
to take. If you had to do those things when joining your ILS, can you  
tell me approximately how many staff hours went into the change over?

What do you see as the biggest advantages and biggest disadvantages to  
joining? How did your patrons react to the change? Any other thoughts?

Thank you,

Janet Wilson

Janet Wilson, Director
Rangeley Public Library
P.O. Box 1150
7 Lake St.
Rangeley, ME 04970
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