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Addenda #15: Serials

Question:

Who is you primary serials agent? Are you currently using electronic claims?

Answer:

Our primary serials agent is EBSCO.  Currently, we are not using electronic claiming but may choose to do so in the near future.

Addenda #14: E-Commerce

Question:

What e-commerce provider are you using currently, if any?

Answer:

Currently, we do not have online payment available through our public catalog.  However, for other payments that we take through our website for library events, donations, etc., we use PayPal.

Addenda #13: Kits

Question:

In the Outreach section, you ask about cataloging and circulating kits.  Will you describe the typical components of your “kits” used by Outreach in more detail? 

Answer:

Our "kits" are plastic storage bins that typically contain books, DVDs, puppets, and games on a particular theme.  We need to be able to keep track of the container as well as the materials inside and gather circulation statistics on both.

Addenda #12: NCIP

Question:

What does the HMCPL currently use the NCIP connection for? 

Answer:

Currently, HMCPL does not use NCIP but instead uses Z39.50.  However, we wanted to include this protocol in the RFP to ensure future product compatibility.  While we’re not using it right now, there is the possibility that our state library service will use it in the future and we are a part of their interlibrary loan cooperative.

Addenda #11: Style for Answers

Question:

In sections 3.1 to 3.12, do you prefer the itemized questions to be integrated into the paragraph descriptions of the sections or for the description to precede the individualized points with complies / does not comply style answers?  Read more »

Addenda #10: RFID Units

Question:

How many RFID units are in use? Read more »

Addenda #9: Circulation Policies

Question:

To what degree does each site maintain their own unique circulation policies? Read more »

Addenda #8: Patron Database

Question:

Is your patron database a shared database between all your sites?  Or, are patrons restricted to their own location. Read more »

Addenda #7: Self-Check Units

Question:

How many self-check units are in use?

Answer:

We currently have 11 Bibliotheca RFID and 3 Centec self-check machines.

Addenda #6: Data Migration

Question:

What data elements do you want migrated?

Answer:

We will need to migrate everything that is currently in our database including all patron, bill, payment, item, bibliographic, holds, transaction, acquisitions, and serials information.

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