OBS-SIS Local Systems Committee

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At the106th AALL Annual Meeting on Monday July 15th at 5:30 p.m., the Local Systems Roundtable will present the trailblazing work of the Orbis Cascade Alliance-- a 37-member academic library consortium that includes 6 law libraries in Oregon, Washington, and Idaho.

In 2008, the members of this consortium migrated from individual integrated library systems to a shared library management system- the Ex Libris Alma and Primo management system. This roundtable will focus on the planning and implementing of a shared system by the first cohort of libraries that led to making their vision a reality. Three members from the Alliance will lead an informal moderated roundtable, which will include both prepared and real-time questions from the audience.

Orbis Cascade Alliance Presenters: Bill Kelm, Systems Librarian at Willamette University in Salem, Oregon; Al Cornish, departing Systems Library at Washington State University at Pullman and incoming Shared ILS Program Manager for the Alliance staff; and Ann Nez, one of our own and Coordinator of Technical Services at Gallagher Law Library at the University of Washington.