April 2014 MassLNC Update

Development Projects

The MassLNC Executive Board voted at the end of March to contract for several development projects recommended by the MassLNC Development Committee. Read more »

Tell Us What You Want to See at the Next MassLNC Conference

Save the date! The next MassLNC Evergreen Users Conference is scheduled for May 28, 2014 at Northern Essex Community College in Haverhill, MA. The conference is open to any staff working at libraries that are members of the MassLNC consortia (C/W MARS, MVLC and NOBLE) and gives them an opportunity to learn about Evergreen and to share tips and tricks. Read more »

MassLNC Seeks Quote to Connect Evergreen to SHAREit

MassLNC is seeking quotes to develop an interface that will facilitate communication between Evergreen and SHAREit (provided by the
company, Auto-Graphics). The interface will need to respond to NCIP version 2 messages.

More information on the project is available at http://masslnc.cwmars.org/system/files/ncip-rfq-2014-final_0.pdf. Read more »

Report from Evergreen Performance Evaluation

OmniTI performed an Evergreen software evaluation on Evergreen this past fall on behalf of the Massachusetts Library Network Cooperative. The performance evaluation evaluated the Evergreen database, staff client and messaging framework.

The study was mostly funded with a Library Services and Technology Act grant authorized through the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners.

I have posted the full report on the Evergreen wiki at http://wiki.evergreen-ils.org/doku.php?id=dev:testing:performance_report. Read more »

Congratulations to Evergreen Conference Scholarship Recipients

The Massachusetts Library Network Cooperative is pleased to announce that eight people will be attending the 2014 Evergreen International Conference in March due to scholarships from MassLNC and from Equinox Software, Inc.

MassLNC offered two scholarships per day for library staff from the MassLNC networks. The recipients of those scholarships are: Read more »

MassLNC Seeks Quotes for Development of Evergreen and of the Syrup Course Reserves System

The Massachusetts Library Network Cooperative is seeking quotes for development of enhancements to the Evergreen Integrated Library System. The project descriptions and instructions for vendors/developers are available at http://masslnc.cwmars.org/node/2909.

All quotes are due by 11:59 EST Wednesday, March 12, 2014. Any questions about the scope or approach should be sent to MassLNC Project Coordiantor, Kathy Lussier, by February 26, 2014. Read more »

MassLNC One-Day Scholarships for Evergreen International Conference

The 2014 Evergreen International Conference is on its way to Massachusetts, and we would like to see many local faces at the conference who otherwise wouldn't be able to attend the event.

MassLNC is offering one-day scholarships for library staff working at C/W MARS, MVLC and NOBLE libraries to attend the conference, which will be held March 19 to March 22, 2014 at the Boston Marriott Cambridge in Kendall Square, Cambridge, MA. The scholarships will cover registration for a day. Read more »

Two Months Until Evergreen 2014 Comes to Cambridge

The 2014 Evergreen International Conference will come to Cambrige in just a little more than two months. Co-hosted by MassLNC and Bibliomation, Inc., the conference will be held from Wednesday, March 19 to Saturday, March 22. The schedule offers many programs that will be useful to end users, including a tutorial on using the Evergreen reports module and programs on patron billing, setting up custom receipt templates, and managing buckets and bookbags. Read more »

Celebrating a New Development Partnership

MassLNC is ringing in the New Year with a new development partnership that will provide more flexibility on how Evergreen sites can use format icons in the catalog.

The Multi-valued Record Attributes and Controlled Record Attributes (MVF/CRA) development project will allow sites to use different icons to easily distinguish between books and e-books, for example, or between VHS, Blu-ray, and DVD. This project was a top-ranking catalog idea that came out of MassLNC's first development ideas process - http://masslnc.cwmars.org/node/2676. Read more »

MassLNC Seeks Quotes for Development

The Massachusetts Library Network Cooperative (MassLNC) is seeking quotes from developers for enhancements to the Evergreen Integrated Library System. Project requirements and instructions for submitting a quote are available at http://masslnc.cwmars.org/node/2872. Prospective vendors may submit quotes for one, all or any number of projects identified in the requirements. Read more »

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