Label-Less Library Logistics: Implementing Labor-Saving Practices in Massachusetts’ High-Volume Resource Sharing System, an article by Lori Ayre, Greg Pronevitz, and Catherine Utt, has been published in Volume 3, Issue 3 of the online journal, “Collaborative Librarianship”

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The authors express their gratitude to all members of the task forces (see links to rosters below) that worked so hard to make this transition possible and especially to Debby Conrad (SAILS Library Network, Middleboro, Massachusetts) who co-chaired the RFP Task Force and so ably represented the technology side to allow a successful RFP. We also wish to thank all of the vendors and contractors who participated in this lengthy, complex process and generously shared information with us to help us understand the intricacies and variables of library logistics.

MLS Links:

RFI Task Force Roster
RFP Task Force Roster
RFP (2010)
RFP Score Sheets
MLS Announcement
MLS Policies
RFI (2009)
Consultant Study (2009)
Member Library Testimonial Video

Professional Activities:

Moving Mountains Blog
ALA, ASCLA, ICAN Physical Delivery Discussion Group
NISO Physical Delivery Working Group


Moving Materials: Physical Delivery in Libraries, Valerie Horton and Bruce Smith, Editors