This research project examines various common user interface products in the library software market today.
It was determined that Common User Interface was a much broader vision than much of the research done to date, which focusses on metasearching. Although standards are in development, they appear to be in early development and consortia needs are not yet well described at all. It was decided not to pursue any further research at this time but to focus energies on continued implementation and development of the province-wide e-library services.
List of recommended criteria for consideration before selecting an integrated library system.
Part of the on-going dialogue about the need for a single integrated library system resulted in the need for interoperability standards that could be used by the Provincial Library, individual public library systems, or, possibly, school divisions.