GALILEO User Views Debut Delayed Unitil March 2008 FW: Update on GALILEO User Views

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Public Library Directors and Friends,

Just wanted to be sure you were aware that the debut of the new GALILEO
User Interfaces (including the one exclusively designed for public
library users) has been delayed until March. Some unanticipated
technical problems surfaced during the move from beta to production
which forced the change in schedule. Merryll Penson from GALILEO has
provided an explanation below. My thanks to all of you who contributed
comments and suggestions during the beta stage and encourage all of you
to hang in there just a little longer. I'm confident the debut in March
will be worth the wait!

All good things! -- Toni Z.

Toni Zimmerman
Director, Resource Sharing & Interlibrary Cooperation
Georgia Public Library Service
A Unit of the University System of Georgia
1800 Century Place, Suite 150
Atlanta, GA 30345-4304
Phone: (404) 235-7129 (Effective Monday, 3/6/06)
Fax: (404) 235-7201 (Effective Monday, 3/6/06)
tzimmerman@georgialibraries.org
www.georgialibraries.org

"Please note phone and fax number changes"

-----Original Message-----
From: GALILEO Steering Committee [mailto:GALSTEER@LISTSERV.UGA.EDU] On
Behalf Of Penson, Merryll
Sent: Friday, January 04, 2008 4:53 PM
To: GALSTEER@LISTSERV.UGA.EDU
Subject: Update On New GALILEO User Views

Dear GALILEO Users,

We had hoped that the release of four new interfaces for each of our
GALILEO user communities would occur at the transition between Fall and
Winter school calendars in order to have the lowest possible impact on
users, given the year-round services libraries provide, and had been
aiming for the week of December 17th. When that didn't happen, we had
hoped with some intense work over the holidays we would still be able to
make that transition in early January. However, due to some challenges
discovered as we prepared to move from beta into production, the new
interfaces will not be ready until March. A fifth interface intended to
replace the Kid's interface now in production is being revisited based
on feedback from usability and K12 stakeholders; the current Kid's
interface will continue to be in use through March.

Thank you for providing help and assistance with this release and the
many positive comments you have shared - I know that a delay is not what
any of us were expecting, but we hope that we will have a better product
that will serve your users well in the early Spring. Please let me know
if you have specific questions about this. We appreciate your
understanding and patience.

Merryll

Merryll S. Penson
Executive Director, Library Services
Office of Information and Instructional Technology
Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia
2500 Daniells Bridge Road
Building 300
Athens, GA 30606

706-583-2007 (voice)
706-583-2294 (fax)

Merryll.penson@usg.edu
http://www.galileo.usg.edu

--
Merryll

Merryll S. Penson
Executive Director, Library Services
Office of Information and Instructional Technology
Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia
2500 Daniells Bridge Road
Building 300
Athens, GA 30606

706-583-2007 (voice)
706-583-2294 (fax)

Merryll.penson@usg.edu
http://www.galileo.usg.edu
http://gil.usg.edu

Please note: new address and new phone number