Answered By: Steve Spohn
Last Updated: Jan 27, 2015     Views: 129

After a library or library group is enrolled, MLS begins the activation process.  Timing is largely dependent upon the number of libraries in the queue and timely and accurate responses to technical information requests.  The process is as follows:

  1. General vendor setup - contact information, etc.
  2. Authentication - IP addresses, SIP2, EZProxy, etc.
  3. Discovery - MARC records, APIs, etc.
  4. Promotion - Print and online collateral
  5. Training - On site and hands on

Comments (4)

  1. Steve,
    How do we know where we are library is in the queue?
    Thanks,
    Lisa
    by Lisa Francine on Mar 10, 2015.
  2. Hi Lisa - Somebody will be in touch shortly. Sounds like we might have a bad email somewhere in the works. - Steve
    by Steve Spohn on Mar 10, 2015.
  3. We also are wondering where we are in the queue - is there a list somewhere that we can check to get an approximate date of activation?

    Thanks,

    Alexandra
    by Alexandra Grebinar on Mar 16, 2015.
  4. Hi Alexandra - C/W MARS is in the information gathering phase. Right now, we're collecting information from all the libraries. Once we hear from all the libraries, we'll submit the information to the three vendors so they can get you all activated. Cheers! Steve
    by Steve Spohn on Mar 16, 2015.

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