Requirements documents from Library functional groups

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Last updated September 27, 2014.

Around 2007, open source ILS products were just beginning to attract attention as alternatives to the commercial products. Evergreen and Koha were the open source library systems that seemed to have the most promise, and information about both were actively collected by the Library. Since systems staff were aware that any new ILS would undoubtedly have certain functional gaps, groups of Library staff were asked to identify the core functional requirements for their area. Work had already begun on this analysis during the Horizon 8.0/Corinthian development as it was necessary to enumerate critical requirements in order to verify the system would be able to replace existing systems. Before doing a “gap analysis” on the existing open source systems, we asked staff to formalize these lists of requirements. These lists can be found in a chart that links to Word documents at: http://www.lib.uchicago.edu/staffweb/depts/ils/projects/ilsreplacement/.