Migration of Automated Systems

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Migration of Automated Systems by Mind Map: Migration of Automated Systems

1. Rationale:

1.1. System Must Support Web Access/Internet

1.2. Cutting Edge Technology Support

1.3. Newer Modules are Supported

1.4. Need a System Other than DOS-based

1.5. Vendor Performance Needs Improvement

1.6. Flexibility & Expandability Are A Must

1.7. School Districts Are Moving To WANs

2. The Process

2.1. Database Cleanup

2.1.1. Have an Inventory for Your Collection

2.1.2. Weed Collection/Delete Bibliographic Records

2.1.3. Evaluate Codes & Circulation

2.2. Database Analysis

2.2.1. Analyze Bibliographic & Circulation Data

2.2.2. Analyze Additional Modules

2.3. Database Completion

2.3.1. Decide How to Catalog Items Not in System

2.4. Data Migration

2.4.1. Test for Accuracy In Records/Catalog

3. Recommendations

3.1. Create a Detailed Checklist of Every Functionality Currently Used

3.2. Expect Transitional Problems

3.3. Cross-Check RFP Specifications vs. Vendor's Migration Proposal

3.4. Don't Rely on Short-Term Solutions

3.5. Have Performance Audits on Site

3.6. Invest in Training

4. Succeed Factors

4.1. Level of Understanding of Database

4.2. Vendor's Experience

4.3. Staff Development

4.4. Planning & Preparation

4.5. Involvement of User

4.6. Effective Communication With Everyone Involved

4.7. RFP Specifications Are Met