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Systemwide ILS (SILS)

The Systemwide ILS (SILS) is a centralized library management and discovery system – powered by Ex Libris’ Alma / Primo VE software – that unites the collections and digital resources for the entire UC system. The SILS brings together all ten UC campus libraries, the California Digital Library, and two regional storage facilities into one system. The UC Libraries benefit through newly streamlined workflows and greater collaboration between campuses in collections management.

Learn about the SILS governance, including rosters, news, and history.

Staff: follow the SILS wiki for detailed technical information, policies, and processes.

UC Library Search is the primary discovery service for the collections of the UC Libraries. The users of UC Libraries benefit from a centralized location to search and browse UC Libraries’ materials as well as materials held outside the UCs. UC Library Search users can find, request and manage materials through their UC Library Search account.

Learn more about UC Library Search, including links to campus UC Library Search homepages.

SILS Operations Center at CDL

The SILS Operations Center at CDL partners with cross-campus SILS teams to ensure the operational success of the SILS. The Operations Center has dedicated staff to manage the SILS service for UC, including liaising with our Ex Libris vendor representatives, performing routine system maintenance, and providing systemwide coordination support, all done in partnership with the SILS shared governance structure. 

Learn more about the SILS Operations Center at CDL.

SILS Operations Center at CDL Team

As of September 2021, in addition to development staff within D2D, three full-time staff members at CDL comprise the SILS Operations Center.

Caitlin NelsonSILS Service Manager View profile
Alison RaySenior Systems Analyst – Network Zone AdministratorView profile
Gem Stone-LoganSenior Systems Analyst – Network Zone Administrator View profile