The newsletter for Evergreen open source library software
Volume 3, Issue 2 - March/April 2010
Evergreen Out and About, Evergreen Development and Documentation Update, Evergreen People, Evergreen Jobs, New Evergreen Libraries, Planet Evergreen, A Few Reminders, Newsletter Administrivia
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Currently, Equinox Software is offering the following classes:
Cataloging in Evergreen (Part 1) May 19 -- 1pm-2:30pm -- Online In this class, we will explore cataloging and holdings maintenance in Evergreen. Topics for discussion include: searching the catalog; viewing a MARC record; adding, editing, and deleting copies and volumes; editing an item’s status and attributes; and using buckets for holdings maintenance. This class would be useful to cataloging staff. Cataloging in Evergreen (Part 2) May 26 -- 1pm-2:30pm -- Online In this session, we will identify best practices and procedures for cataloguing in Evergreen. Topics for discussion include: creating, maintaining, and importing bibliographic records; importing and overlaying records; and using record buckets to make batch changes. This class would be useful to cataloging staff. Booking in Evergreen June 2 -- 1pm-2pm EST -- Online In this session, we will focus on booking in Evergreen. We will discuss how to create and pick up reservations for bibliographic items. We will also discuss the reservation process for other item types, such as laptops and meeting rooms. This class would be useful to administrators, circulators, and other staff who would book items for library patrons. Acquisitions Preview June 16 -- 1pm-2:30pm EST -- Online In this class, we will review the plans for the Acquisitions module, examine current functionality, and tour the most recent development. This class would be useful to administrators, prospective Evergreen users, and others interested in Acquisitions development.
Evergreen Administration and Statistics Module 8/10/10, 2:00pm-4:00pm Evergreen Catalog Module 8/18/10-8/19/10, 2:00pm-4:00pm Evergreen Catalog Module 12/07/10-12/08/10, 2:00pm-4:00pm
LYRASIS (created from a merger of SOLINET, PALINET and NELINET) has taught dozens of Evergreen classes. Lyrasis is dedicated to training and instructing Evergreen, and they welcome your comments and suggestions for courses. All of their current course offerings are continuously updated, and Lyrasis plans to add more courses in the future. For comments or questions, contact Lyrasis instructors Jennifer.Bielewski@lyrasis.org or Jenny.Liberatore@lyrasis.org
Midwest Collaborative for Library Services (MCLS) offers hands-on training on-site at Evergreen Libraries. Training modules include Circulation, OPAC, Copy Cataloging and Staff Client Administration. Training includes not only the functionality of the software but also information on the most efficient staff workflow. Classes are taught by librarians with first hand Evergreen experience.
Contact Megan Dudek at email@example.com for information and pricing.
Katherine Lussier has been appointed the project coordinator of the Massachusetts Library Network Cooperative (MassLNC), a joint of project of the Central/Western Massachusetts Automated Resource Sharing (C/W MARS), the Merrimack Valley Library Consortium (MVLC) and the North Of Boston Library Exchange (NOBLE).
Lussier most recently served as Assistant Administrator for Technology with the Southeastern Mass. Regional Library System.
The MassLNC networks will cooperatively investigate and implement a consortium-scaled open source library management system to improve service to member libraries and contain costs. The networks will have three separate installations, set up in parallel to facilitate mutual support.
Funded with federal funds provided by the Institute of Museum and Library Services administered by the Mass. Board of Library Commissioners, and by participating libraries, MassLNC is focusing efforts on the Evergreen library system.
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Feel free to forward, share, etc.! Jason sits at the top of the blame map, but we also have direct edits from Warren Layton, NRCan Library / Bibliothèque RNCan, and contributions and suggestions from Joe Atzberger, Equinox Software, Catherine Lemmer, Indiana, and Amy Terlaga, Bibliomation.
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