Type
Requirement
Importance
Compliance

1.

General functionality





The system must:




incorporate the following functions:


R1


bibliographic database management (including authority control)


R2


OPAC and end user services


R3


circulation control


R4


acquisitions


R5


serials control


R6


document delivery and inter-library loans


R7


management information


R8


be integrated with data only needing to be entered once to support all functions


R9


support realtime updating in all functions


R10


track staff operations for audit purposes


R11


provide for progressing material through the various stages of processing, so that at all times the current status of an item can be shown, e.g. on order, in cataloguing


R12


provide for multi-site operation


R13

comply with the relevant provisions of the Disability Discrimination Act 1995


R14

comply with the Web Accessibility Initiative Level AA


R15

comply with the relevant provisions of the Special Educational Needs and Disability Act 2001


R16

comply with the provisions of the Data Protection Act 1998



Operation and user interface





The system must:


R17


provide a graphical user interface in all functions


R18


provide for direct access between functions where workflows dictate this


R19


allow staff to initiate a database search from any point in the system where workflows dictate this


R20


provide for use of function/hot keys for frequently used functions


R21


allow navigation tasks to be performed via the keyboard as well as with a mouse


R22


allow different searching/display options for staff for different functions


R23


allow library-defined inactivity time-outs in all functions



Help



R24


The system must have help facilities, to include:


R25


screen examples


R26


context-sensitive help


R27


search option for help on given topics


R28

tutorials



Customisation and configuration





The Library must be able to customise the system in the following areas:


R29


screen layouts for public access


R30


bibliographic fields and field labels


R31


indexes


R32


record displays


R33


help texts


R34


The interface for system configuration must be consistent with the rest of the system



Access to the system



R35


Access to the system must be password protected


R36


Access should be prevented if a pre-set number of tries is exceeded




The system must allow:


R37


different levels of access to functions/sub-functions according to level of user


R38


suppression of disallowed options


R39


restriction of groups of users/workstations to specific functions


R40


maintenance of access levels by the Library