Wednesday, January 24, 2007

Sirsi Unicorn "Go Live" date has been postponed

Text of e-mail sent to all staff, 01/24/07:

In conjunction with the Sirsi Project Manager and several key team members here, we have mutually agreed to postpone the "Go Live" date until later in the spring. This decision is a result of several factors, and will result in a smoother transition and improved product performance for staff and customers. Some of the key reasons for this decision are:

1. Sirsi is nearing completion of an upgrade that will provide greater functionality and system performance. We have an opportunity to participate in this upgrade. Rather than rush the process through, we feel that it is crucial to have time to test the enhancements and ensure that we have a robust, user-riendly product.

2. The postponement allows us a better opportunity to develop thorough training materials and a streamlined process so that everyone is trained in a timely manner.

3. We recognize that February is an extremely busy time for public service staff. This postponement will allow you the opportunity to schedule adequately to meet customer demands during this period.

A revised implementation timeline and specific new date for "Go Live" will be forthcoming. In the meantime, the training schedule previously announced for Circulation and Information staff is cancelled. As we move closer to completion, Cynthia will announce Circulation and Reference training dates and open the enrollment.

Should you have any questions or concerns about this change, feel free to contact met at 2723 or virgiliod or Alan Stewart at 2856 or stewarta. Also, you may track any updates to the project by visiting the ILS blog found here:

Thanks for your continued support for this essential service enhancement.

Damone Virgilio
Staff Development Manager
Memphis Public Library and Information Center
3030 Poplar Ave.
Memphis, TN 38111

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