Open Application Period for I-Share Participation

CARLI is seeking interested, qualified CARLI governing member libraries to participate in I-Share, the shared Ex Libris Voyager integrated library system currently operated by CARLI and used by 85 CARLI libraries. Libraries joining in this implementation round would begin migration planning in fall 2015 and go “live” on Voyager and in the I-Share union catalog in early summer 2016. A brief summary of I-Share costs and benefits is available at from the I-Share overview page.
CARLI Governing member libraries interested in receiving detailed I-Share cost estimates and planning information should email a letter of interest to the CARLI Office at no later than March 30, 2015. There is no obligation in requesting a cost estimate.
After reviewing cost estimates, libraries that are interested in applying to become an I-Share participant will be asked to complete an application by April 24. The CARLI Board of Directors will approve the final list of new I-Share libraries and libraries will be notified about the decision regarding their application in late April 2015.
At their December 4 meeting, the I-Share Next Task Force task extended the timeline to replace Voyager. Implementation of the library management system that will ultimately be selected to replace Voyager is tentatively slated to begin in summer 2017, a year later than originally estimated. As we will be staying on Voyager longer than previously planned, the CARLI Board has approved opening I-Share participation to additional libraries this year.
To inquire about becoming a CARLI I-Share library, or for any additional information about I-Share, please email CARLI at .