Library of Congress, Harvard, U Penn Conducting Market Research For Possible Library Archival System (LAS) Replacement
The Library of Congress in conjunction with Harvard University and the University of Pennsylvania (Solicitors), currently use a proprietary Library Archival System (LAS) to inventory and track the location of the analog, i.e., physical, general collection items. Information gathered through this RFI may be used for a possible future Library requirement to implement and migrate to a new library inventory management system to replace the existing proprietary system (LAS).
The RFI has much more info including a link to this document that lists requirements the three organizations want in a new system.
Direct to Complete RFI
See Also: Generation Fifth Applications Web Site
Maintain/market LAC database. Code originally developed at Harvard.
See Also: The 2012 Federal Research Division Report (part of LC), Sharing a Federal Print Repository: Issues and Opportunities (82 pages; PDF) includes a small amount info about the Library Archival System (LAS). See page 22 of the document.
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