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School Library System
Service No: 506-6316-000

School Library System
The basic, state-funded School Library System service provides regional resources, professional development, and a means of sharing resources among component school libraries via inter-library loan.
There is no cost for participation in the basic service.
Expanded School Library System services are offered at an additional cost to component districts. They are listed below.
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Kathy Harasta, Program Assistant



Open Source Automated Library System (OPALS) - School Library Automation
Service No.: 505-6320-002

Open Source Automated Library System (OPALS) - School Library Automation
This service offers access to a Web-based, open source library automation program with a central server maintained at BOCES. In the initial year of implementation, Phase I includes database development in machine-readable (MARC) format and Phase II includes training and installation of hardware and software.  Second year costs do not include start-up expenses.

Prerequisites: Participation in the basic state-funded School Library System service and in the Expanded Database Development service.

Additional Costs: Barcodes, equipment and special requests.

Contact: Elaine Stankosky
Phone: (607) 766-3912
Email: [email protected]

Additional Modules:
 
Equipment Module: This service builds upon the core OPALS system to offer equipment management, a comprehensive module for tracking, inventorying and circulating assets.
Database Authentication: This service streamlines access to all district databases via a single webpage interface; students can enter a single password to access all database subscriptions.
 
Book Room Module: This service allows for the creation of a separate OPALS site to manage book room collections.  

 
School Library System Expanded Interlibrary Loan
Service No: 506-6316-002

Media Library
Service No: 504-6310-001

Media Library
This service provides teachers with instructional resources(e.g. digital streaming media, DVDs, videos, multimedia kits, sound recordings, audiobooks, multiple-copy books, and document collections), specialized media-related equipment and associated professional development.
Included in this service:
Contact:
Kristina Garcia
Phone: (607) 766-3734
School Library System Expanded Database Development and SCOOLS Database
Service No: 506-6316-001

School Library System Expanded Database Development and SCOOLS Database This service includes the input of newly acquired school-owned resources into a central database for the BOCES area. The output will be a database maintained on the Internet as a cooperative project with five other BOCES school library systems in the South and Central regions of New York state (SCOOLS).

Prerequisites: Participation in the basic state-funded School Library System Service.

Contact: Elaine Stankosky
School Library System Coordinated Cooperative Collection Development
Service No: 506-6316-004

School Library System Coordinated Cooperative Collection Development Coordinated Cooperative Collection Development (CCCD) enables school libraries to plan resource purchases with the greatest cost efficiency. Service must be purchased in units as specified in the Final Request form.

Prerequisites:  Participation in the basic state-funded School Library System service.

Contact: Nicole Waskie-Laura
Phone: (607) 766-3730
Email: [email protected]
or
Kathy Harasta
Phone: (607) 766-3731
Email: [email protected]



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