DPL resumes ordering new books, movies and music
For all you library geeks who are wondering what’s been going on behind the scenes during the past month? Libraries send the majority of their orders directly to library vendors via EDI (electronic data interchange). Our integrated library system (Polaris) has to talk to a number of different vendor databases. On the vendor end the data we transmit tells them how many copies we want, which branches they will go to and how the item should be processed and cataloged. It sounds simple but it took a lot of data entry, computer programming and testing on the part of our staff, Polaris staff and our vendors to make it all happen! We are glad to be back to business as usual and we hope you will be excited by the new titles you see in the catalog.