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Kate Sheehan joins Bibliomation’s Open Source Team

The following excerpt was taken from an email earlier today from Mike Simonds, Bibliomation’s CEO, to Bibliomation’s library directors: Bibliomation is delighted to announce that Kate Sheehan will be joining its staff in November. Kate is well known in Connecticut…

Conference Call with King County

Bibliomation staff participated earlier this afternoon in a GoToMeeting/conference call with Jed Moffitt and Matt Carlson of King County Library System (KCLS). King County has poured quite a bit of development dollars into Evergreen enhancements, including refinements to their Circulation…

Network Services Meeting

Yesterday, Network Services met and got their first look at Bibliomation Evergreen 1.4 (our demo/test server). There was a lot of excitement in the air as I was showing Evergreen to them. The members also had some great suggestions as…

Biblio’s Open Source Project now on Facebook

Hi all– Bibliomation’s Open Source Developmental Partners Project now has a home on Facebook. Four small public libraries – the Douglas Library, in Hebron, the Slater Library, in Griswold, the Beacon Falls Library, and the Windham Free Library – have…

Bibliomation Board approves Evergreen recommendation

The following message was first posted on September 25th by Mike Simonds, CEO of Bibliomation, on Connecticut’s conntech listserv, a list that focuses on technology in CT’s libraries:[Any questions you may have regarding our migration plan can be sent to…

A Day with Equinox: Evergreen Exploration

We’ll be spending some time over the next few months to investigate the consortial functionality of Evergreen. We’re starting with a day-long session with Shae Tetterton, project manager at Equinox, the support vendor for Evergreen software development, implementation, and hosting…

Open Source Systems and Risk Management

Here’s a general article in LJ about the importance of assessing your risk before you take on an open source ILS system: It’s an interesting read and very timely:http://www.libraryjournal.com/article/CA6611591.html

Evergreen v. Koha – Comparisons

I’ve been looking for posts comparing Evergreen to Koha and I’m not finding much. Some posts are old and no longer accurate. Very frustrating. Here’s one from an Evergreen user in the making:http://kcplinnovations.blogspot.com/2007/11/comparing-evergreen-and-koha.html and here is a basic comparison between…

Darien Library’s Social OPAC (SOPAC 2.0)

On September 1st, John Blyberg launched his social OPAC at the Darien Public Library. This revamped OPAC front-end includes a number of web 2.o features like: user-added ratings, comments, and reviews ability for libraries to add community repository data This…

Chrome – Google’s New Web Browser

In case you haven’t heard, Google has developed their own web browser and it is open source. It’s in beta at the moment. To read about it, see the Google Blog post: http://googleblog.blogspot.com/2008/09/fresh-take-on-browser.html -Amy