Re: £25m over 5 years
Bit more than that, though
Over 100 sites accross N Ireland to manage
Stock transfer and management (perhaps 5,000,000 items (books, periodicals physical media, etc) give or take)
License management for digital lending media
Physical movement - perhaps 20 vans moving stuff - including vehicle route planning and real time gps tracking.
The mobile library service uses 3/4 & satellite comms for web access (this was done before ubiquitous 3/4 G in Northern Ireland rural areas)
800+ staff - perhaps 1500 pcs (with half in public access areas)
securing 8-900 public access PCs with web access (porn filters etc)
Interfaces with school libraries service (1300 schools)
Production of content.
No microfiche anymore.... There was until quite recently.
It is a bit overpriced, though