Let the coding begin!

It’s now official – we have just signed off on the Equinox development quote for our Evergreen K-12 schools due date functionality.

This functionality will give all Evergreen academic and K-12 school libraries the ability to set end-of-semester due dates for their students. In addition it will provide the ability to set hard due dates for faculty.

ESI hopes to have development completed for us to test by the end of this calendar year. Bibliomation will have the Lebanon Schools live on Evergreen by the end of this month. If all goes well, the Lebanon Schools will be able to use this new functionality in June 2011.

Bibliomation has partnered with the following Evergreen sites on this development project:

Project Conifer (Ontario, Canada)
Sage Library System (Oregon)
Kirtland Community College (Michigan)
MassLNC (Massachusetts)

We’d like to publicly thank our development partners for their cooperation. We could not have moved forward with this project without them!

If you have any questions about this Evergreen development project, you can contact me at terlaga{at}biblio{dot}org.

–Amy
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Amy Terlaga
Assistant Director, User Services
Bibliomation, inc.

You came. You saw. You ate some ice cream

Yesterday’s ice cream social was a rousing success, thanks to the enthusiastic attendance of 65 librarians from 23 libraries. Next time, I’ll make sure to get less ice cream and more hot fudge – you are people after my own heart with your epic hot fudge consumption!

Our timeline generated a lot of interest, so I’ll post it here:

The production servers are arriving and getting set up between now and the end of September.

We’ll be profiling libraries throughout the fall, which we’ll do by taking what we have in Horizon and translating it into Evergreenese. We’ll be sending out questionnaires to clarify as needed.

Once we’ve got everyone profiled, we’ll start entering rules and settings. We’ll keep at that until we’re done (it’s quite the process).

We’ll have the early training (the sneak peek training) from January until March, but the real training will take place in late April.

Go Live is slated for Memorial Day weekend, 2011!

We’ll keep all of our members posted on all things Evergreen – keep asking questions!

-Kate (ksheehan@biblio.org)

The Windham Free Library is now LIVE on Evergreen

The Windham Free Library is the fifth library in Bibliomation’s Development Partner project to go live on Evergreen. The library began circulating items on the BibliOak Evergreen system this morning!

Windham Free joins the Beacon Falls, Hebron, Lebanon, and Sprague libraries on BibliOak.

To view the Windham Free Library catalog, you can go to:

http://acorn.biblio.org/windham

I scream, you scream


We all scream for Evergreen! Oh, and ice cream…

Bibliomation members are invited to an ice cream social at Middlebury Public Library. We’ll hear from BibliOak members about their experiences with Evergreen and the open source team will demo some exciting Evergreen features.

When: August 10 10:00 a.m.
Where: Middlebury Public Library

We’ll start with the Q+A with the development partners, then we’ll have ice cream during the demo!

You supply your questions, we’ll supply the hot fudge!

RSVP to Joan at jshamato@biblio.org

CC image from D Sharon Pruitt

Evergreen Enhancements for K-12 Schools, Academics

Bibliomation is partnering with four other Evergreen sites to sponsor some enhancements that will benefit academic libraries and K-12 schools.

The enhancements will allow Evergreen libraries to apply hard due dates and end-of-semester dates against specific patron profile groups.

The four partners working with Bibliomation are:

Sage Library System (Eastern Oregon)
Kirtland Community College (Michigan)
MassLNC (Massachusetts)
Project Conifer (Ontario, Canada)

The enhancements will be developed by Equinox, Inc. A cost and time estimate should be provided to Bibliomation and its partners in the coming week.

For more information, you can contact me at terlaga{at}biblio{dot}org.

Amy Terlaga
Assistant Director, User Services
Bibliomation, Inc.

And Then There Were Three …

The Jonathan Trumbull Library, in Lebanon, is now live on Bibliomation’s Evergreen system. They came up on May 18th and are happily chugging along.

Jonathan Trumbull is the third development partner to be brought up on BibliOak. They join the Beacon Falls Public Library and the Douglas Library of Hebron.

To read the Equinox press release, click here.