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.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.