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Documentation is the last major area of preparation during system implementation.

For multiple library installations, each location should have copies of all of the user reference manuals.

In addition to the IOLS manuals, you should plan to prepare or revise your policies and procedures manual. Revised procedures may be collected as the project progresses by recording all decisions made and the reasons for those decisions. The library system procedures manual is a document that integrates the system with your organization's internal policies. This document applies the policies or guidelines that direct the operator's action, rather than the step-by-step instructions for performing the task. For example, the IOLS user's guide may tell the operator how to override a hold on an item for a patron; your policies and procedures manual will tell the operator what circumstances warrant using the override. The policies and procedures manual might also incorporate aspects of the conversion manual, such as data entry instructions and standards.

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