This interactive roundtable session equips participants with a starting point for choosing a new collections management database. Collections specialists experienced in database acquisition processes will guide each station. Station 1: Where to Begin? Create a needs assessment and learn how to effectively research and test collection management systems. Station 2: Learn from your peers. Talk to colleagues who have been through the process of selecting and implementing a new database. Station 3: Unchartered territory—explore open-source collections management systems.
Review Elana Carpinone's handout about choosing a collections managmenet system.