Silo Project

The SILO Project was joint project Between the Iowa State of Library and Iowa State University Parks Library with a U.S. DOE $2.5 million grant. In 1995 I managed a project to install the Horizon Library Management system ona IBM Rs/6000 running AIX.  In addition to the State Library collection, I loaded the Iowa union catalog, 2.5 million bibliography records.  At the time there were 15 million holding records, for a total production database of 25 million records in the Sybase system.

There were six aspects to the SILO project; Iowa Locator, SILO ILL, Web services, DNS, eMail and LIsts services.