A Method for Software Selection in Libraries


Last updated January 7, 2012.

This decision support tool does not prescribe a one size fits all procedure for selecting software but rather aims to raise the relevant questions to be asked by libraries seeking to implement a new system. While the reader may be the project lead it is imperative that engagement with all potential users of the system is achieved as early as possible. For this reason this guide should not be seen as a tool for exclusive use by any one individual but rather as a reference for all those involved in the process.

This support tool is laid out below in sequential steps, however users may find it beneficial to jump over sections or even modify the methodology for their own purposes. There are two additional sections below focused on topics that should be considered before starting the process.