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Mission SDLN: Connecting South Dakota's libraries
Vision SDLN is the framework through which member libraries connect with each other to optimize shared resources and services for their communities.
SDLN Today SDLN offers its member libraries automated systems enabling them to deliver creative library services in a cost effective manner. Currently SDLN:
  • Offers members a common computer system (ILS)
  • Facilitates resource sharing (ILL) among libraries
  • Provides database access and support
  • Coordinates a single point of technical support
  • Features friendly, helpful, knowledgeable staff
  • Develops training opportunities (From SDLN & other members)
  • Allows economy of scale/low cost group purchasing
  • Promotes member-driven governance
  • Fosters multi-type cooperation including uniform services statewide – encouraging lifelong literacy
  • Provides special services – email, web hosting, authentication, patron loads,
  • Enables local customization, policies, control, websites
  • Communicates directly with member libraries

 

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