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Hey Kids!

And those who work with them…As Amy said in the last post, we recently sent out an email to our school media specialists asking for their wishlist for a kid’s catalog. We’ve gotten a few replies and we’d love to…

A Kids’ Catalog for Bibliomation’s Schools

We’ve just begun a dialogue with King County Library System (KCLS) to see if we can work together in the development of a children’s graphical, icon-driven web catalog for Evergreen. KCLS web librarians, Lisa Hill and Melissa Falgout, seem very…

Conference Call with King County, Mass. Networks

We had a conference call last Thursday, December 3rd, with King County and the three Massachusetts networks (MVLC, NOBLE, and C/W MARS) that plan to move to Evergreen in 2011. We’re hoping to collaborate with these and other interested library…

Mike and Amy’s Odyssey Begins

Mike Simonds, Bibliomation’s CEO, and I have begun our Grand Odyssey to all of Bibliomation’s libraries. We plan to visit each one so that we can bring our members up to speed with our open source exploration and our selection…

What’s coming down the pike?

The Development Partners are hard at work preparing for their conversion to Evergreen. For some, this means some serious time in the stacks – rebarcoding with the machine pictured here (or barcoding for the first time) is on their to…

Open Source Presentation in December

The Connecticut Library Consortium (CLC) is sponsoring a series of presentations on open source migrations at CT libraries. In October, the University of Hartford presented on their migration to LibLime’s Koha, last week the Goodwin College, in East Hartford presented…

Good News!

Hooray! LibraryThing for Libraries now works with Evergreen! You can see it in action at Kent County Public Library in Maryland. -KateKate SheehanOpen Source Implementation Coordinatorksheehan{at}biblio{dot}org

Earlier this week, Amy and I went to CLA’s speed mentoring session. We met LIS students, new librarians and those considering library school. Almost every time I talked about our move to Evergreen, I was asked what open source is.…

Lists, Lists, and More Lists

Our open source team has been busy, creating listservs to keep our member libraries informed of our Evergreen developments. The first list, BibliOak, will be used as a communication tool for us and our development partner libraries – The Beacon…

Equinox Contract Signed

Today we signed the contract with Equinox, making our partnership with them official. We also had a conference call this morning with Shae Tetterton, Equinox’s Project Manager for Bibliomation. We’ve set up weekly migration meetings with Shae, beginning on Monday,…