At the close of day on October 31st, the announced deadline, the Library Services Platform Project had received Institution Participation Agreements from 107 colleges. The vendor, Ex Libris, has agreed to a two-week extension to give those seven colleges who have not joined a bit of extra time to reconsider. The overwhelming participation rate—94% of colleges in a single cycle of adoption-- represents a clear endorsement of a system that will increase our collaboration, improve our workflow, create more equity, and ultimately, better connect our students, faculty and staff to high-quality resources.
Thanks to all who ushered through the participation agreements at their institutions. The amount of time and effort required to do so was significant and represents our librarians’ commitment to this project statewide.
Implementation forms are being distributed to all participating colleges over the next couple of days. In order to ensure delivery, please indicate who will serve as your college's LSP Project Lead here: http://bit.ly/lsp_lead n
Below is a calendar of major benchmarks for the LSP Project in the coming year:
Late January 2019: Implementation Kick-off
March-April 2019:Test loads delivered, Sandboxes available
April –October 2019: Data review and integrations
October 2019: Provision local SFTP servers for test loads, Authentication forms complete,
3rd party integrations completed
November 2019: Product experts certified
December 2019-January 2020: Product Go-Live
January – February 2020: Configuration refinements/review
March 2020: Switch to standard support
Be certain to sign-up for the LSP listserv to receive ongoing information about the project: