Well what a great surprise to come back from holiday to find the sun still shining in Britain at the end of September! Even more pleasing to my eyes is the progress we have made developing new code for the Soutron system.
The Artel system is an automated method of requesting material from the British Library Document Supply Centre and it is being phased out. The clock is ticking, so make sure you have plan in place to move to a new LMS.
Here at Soutron, we are keen to improve communications via blogs and also via our Support Portal. We are updating the Knowledge Base with
So you find yourself in the inevitable position of either starting, maintaining or updating your archive or collection. By no means a small task, but one that you have to complete all the same. So where do you begin? What do you need to consider and remember when working with the archive?
The library used to include a Systems Librarian, someone whose role was to ensure that the library was well provisioned by technology and that the systems used by the library were up to muster. I recall one law library was so ahead of the game, that the IT department would come to the library to look for new ideas! The Systems Librarian post is still