Menu
Internal Affairs readies market for national library system replacement

Internal Affairs readies market for national library system replacement

The Department of Internal Affairs is getting ready to ask for expressions of interest

Shared nationwide library system Kotui primed for upgrade.

Shared nationwide library system Kotui primed for upgrade.

Credit: National Library

A shared national library information system called Kotui and operated by the National Library is coming up for replacement.

The current service is provided by a consortium including Spark-owned CCL for hosting; a system to manage a library’s physical items provided by SirsiDynix; a search facility across a library’s physical and electronic items provided by EBSCO, and; the New Zealand based support and administrative function for the Kōtui service, provided by The National Library.

The Kōtui service helps the Department of Internal Affairs (DIA) meet its obligations under the National Library Act, a notice of intent published this week explained. 

"The Kōtui consortia provides New Zealand public libraries with affordable, efficient library management software and a seven-day service desk to help them manage their collections. 

"The service also includes functionality for library users that would otherwise have been unaffordable to many councils."

The existing arrangement for a shared system and services runs until 2021, but DIA will be seeking expressions of interest in 

"We’re going out for a world-class solution that would meet our requirements by providing Kōtui with enhanced features, services and at a competitive price for the consortia." 

Thirty-nine NZ local authorities currently use the system in their libraries. 

Expressions of interest will be sought from potential providers to allow an initial evaluation of their suitability.


Follow Us

Join the newsletter!

Or

Sign up to gain exclusive access to email subscriptions, event invitations, competitions, giveaways, and much more.

Membership is free, and your security and privacy remain protected. View our privacy policy before signing up.

Error: Please check your email address.

Tags local governmentNational librarylocal authoritiesKotuilibrary softwareEBSCOSirsiDynix

Events

Featured

Slideshows

Meet the Reseller News 30 Under 30 Tech Awards 2020 winners

Meet the Reseller News 30 Under 30 Tech Awards 2020 winners

This year’s Reseller News 30 Under 30 Tech Awards were held as an integral part of the first entirely virtual Emerging Leaders​ forum, an annual event dedicated to identifying, educating and showcasing the New Zealand technology market’s rising stars. The 30 Under 30 Tech Awards 2020 recognised the outstanding achievements and business excellence of 30 talented individuals​, across both young leaders and those just starting out. In this slideshow, Reseller News honours this year's winners and captures their thoughts about how their ideas of leadership have changed over time.​

Meet the Reseller News 30 Under 30 Tech Awards 2020 winners
Reseller News Exchange Auckland: Beyond the myths — how partners can master cloud security

Reseller News Exchange Auckland: Beyond the myths — how partners can master cloud security

This exclusive Reseller News Exchange event in Auckland explored the challenges facing the partner community on the cloud security frontier, as well as market trends, customer priorities and how the channel can capitalise on the opportunities available. In association with Arrow, Bitdefender, Exclusive Networks, Fortinet and Palo Alto Networks. Photos by Gino Demeer.

Reseller News Exchange Auckland: Beyond the myths — how partners can master cloud security
Reseller News welcomes industry figures at 2020 Hall of Fame lunch

Reseller News welcomes industry figures at 2020 Hall of Fame lunch

Reseller News welcomed 2019 inductees - Leanne Buer, Ross Jenkins and Terry Dunn - to the fourth running of the Reseller News Hall of Fame lunch, held at the French Cafe in Auckland. The inductees discussed the changing face of the IT channel ecosystem in New Zealand and what it means to be a Reseller News Hall of Fame inductee. Photos by Gino Demeer.

Reseller News welcomes industry figures at 2020 Hall of Fame lunch
Show Comments