Re: Preparing for a new system (Diane Lewis) Stephen Clark 26 Feb 1998 15:23 UTC

Date: Thu, 26 Feb 1998 08:08:05 EDT
Subject: Re: Preparing for a new system

You have a roller-coaster ride ahead!  The most important thing to
do, IMHO, is to work with your systems guru and the new vendor's
serials trainer to map your serials data in NOTIS from that system to
its destination in your new system.  Invariably, some data will either
have no place to reside in the new system or it will end up in an
inappropriate place in the new database.

The next most important thing is to have everyone understand that there
will be a steep learning curve and beaucoup toil necessary to make the
system work for you.   Good luck--as on most coasters you
will come through it all o.k. at the end.
Diane M. Lewis, Serial Records   phone:  (703)648-4399
& Exchange Librarian             fax:    (703)648-6373
U.S. Geological Survey Library
National Center--MS 950
Reston, Virginia  20192

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