Electronic Data Interchange (EDI)

Our EDI system was developed in-house during 2009-2011, working closely with Kent, Milton Keynes, Hampshire and Kirklees. Technical consultancy was provided by Civica, SirsiDynix, Axiell, Talis (Capita) and Nielsen. Uniquely, our EDI works with or without ISBN numbers - overcoming the issues once faced with Foreign-Language titles.

A London Libraries Consortium (LLC) survey showed that without automation, it cost £5.46 to 'put a book on the shelf'. With Supplier Selection, Marc Records and full EDI, this cost dropped to £0.62 per book.