ILS stands for Integrated Library System. This is the software we use to manage the library holdings. It includes a database with two interfaces — one for staff and one for patrons. The staff interface is currently Sirsi’s WorkFlows and includes the following modules:
Circulation (lending materials to patrons and receiving them back)
- Acquisitions (ordering, receiving, and invoicing materials)
- Cataloging(classifying and indexing materials)
- Serials(tracking magazine and newspaper holdings)
The patron interface we use currently is Sirsi’s eLibrary, also known as the Library Catalog or the OPAC (Online Public Access Catalog).