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UNO Integrated Library System Selection Records

 Collection — Box: 1-4
Identifier: UNO-0055

Scope and Contents

The UNO Integrated Library System Selection Records cover the selection and implementation of the Innovative Interfaces, Inc. (III) integrated library system (ILS) software used by the University of Nebraska System. The University of Nebraska at Omaha and University of Nebraska--Lincoln libraries were at the time using the Library Information Retrieval System (L.I.R.S.), an Automated Library Information System (ALIS) from DataPhase Systems Inc. The planning process to select a new ILS began in 1986. After soliciting twelve vendors, seven proposals were received in 1988. In 1989, a contract was negotiated with Innovative Interfaces, Inc. for the INNOPAC software, which was to be used at all University of Nebraska campuses--the University of Nebraska--Lincoln, University of Nebraska at Omaha, and University of Nebraska Medical Center. UNO's implementation of III's INNOPAC was locally named GENISYS (GENeral Information SYStem). GENISYS went live in 1990 and was used by the UNO library until 2012. This collection includes the correspondence, meeting minutes, and agendas of the UNO and UNL committees involved in the selection process; consultant information and reports; requests for proposals from UNO, UNL, UNMC, and Kearney State College; information regarding rejected vendors; information from site visits to libraries to see fully implemented ILSes in action; vendor evaluations, comparisons, and recommendations; articles and working papers consulted; and UNO implementation documentation, budget information, training materials, committee records, public relations, and promotional materials for GENISYS. The collection includes original documents, photocopies, printouts, and handwritten notes.


  • 1986-1993


Language of Materials


Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research use. Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations, the Nebraska Public Records Statutes (Neb. Rev. Stat. §§ 84-712 through 84-712.09), and other relevant regulations. Confidential material may include, but is not limited to, educational, medical, and personnel records. Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in this collection without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications (e.g., a cause of action under common law for invasion of privacy may arise if facts concerning an individual's private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which the University of Nebraska Omaha assumes no responsibility.

Conditions Governing Use

The researcher assumes full responsibility for conforming with the laws of copyright. Whenever possible, Archives & Special Collections will provide information about copyright owners and related information. Securing permission to publish or use material is the responsibility of the researcher. Note that unless specifically transferred to the University of Nebraska at Omaha, any applicable copyrights may be held by another individual or entity. Further information about copyright policy is available at


1.8 Cubic Feet (4 boxes, 1 binder)


Organized by topics and subtopics, after the pattern of the University Archives file cabinets.

Custodial History

Accession records are incomplete or absent. The materials originated with multiple UNO and UNL library committees and were transferred to University Archives via a variety of channels.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

University of Nebraska at Omaha. Criss Library

Related Materials

Criss Library Records

Processing Information

Processed by Cynthia Taylor, Archives Assistant, 1980-2012.

UNO Integrated Library System Selection Records
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Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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Repository Details

Part of the University of Nebraska at Omaha Archives & Special Collections Repository

Archives & Special Collections
Dr. C.C. and Mabel L. Criss Library
6001 Dodge St.
Omaha Nebraska 68182-0237 United States