Building Our Own Future - MassLNC Conference 2013

Building Our Own Future,. MassLNC's first Evergreen conference for staff at C/W MARS, MVLC and NOBLE libraries,  is quickly approaching. We will be starting at 9 a.m. Wednesday with food/coffee at the Worcester Technical High School conference center. Programming will begin at 9:30 a.m. Read more »

MassLNC Seeks Quotes for Enhancements to Evergreen Billing & Handling of Lost, Long Overdue & Claims Returned Items

MassLNC invites developers and vendors to submit quotes for enhancements to Evergreen billing and handling of lost, long overdue & claims returned items. Project requirements are available at Prospective vendors may submit quotes for one, all or any number of projects identified in the requirements. Read more »

Answers to Vendor Questions for Software Performance Evaluation

MassLNC has posted repsonses to questions it received for the upcoming software performance evaluation. These questions and responses are available at

Proposals are due to MassLNC by 11:59 (EDT) Wednesday, April 24, 2013 and should be e-mailed to Kathy Lussier at

MassLNC Seeks Consultant to Conduct Evergreen Software Performance Evaluation

The Massachusetts Library Network (MassLNC) is seeking a consultant or multiple consultants to perform a software performance evaluation of the Evergreen Integrated Library System. The full project description is available at software performance review final.pdf. Read more »

MassLNC and Bibliomation to Host 2014 International Evergreen Conference

The Evergreen International Conference Selection Committee announced yesterday that Massachusetts will be the site of the 2014 conference.

MassLNC is co-hosting this conference with Bibliomation, a consortium of public and school libraries in Connecticut. 

The International Evergreen Conference takes place annually in the spring.  A varied program is offered, attempting to cover many aspects of Evergreen and appeal to developers, system administrators, managers, consortia leaders, and front-end staff.  Read more »

Save the Date - MassLNC Evergreen Users Conference on May 15

MassLNC is planning its first Evergreen conference for staff working at libraries that are members of the MassLNC consortia (C/W MARS, MVLC and NOBLE).

The full-day event will be held at Worcester Technical High SchoolRead more »

Thank You for the Development Ideas

Thank you to everyone in the MassLNC community who contributed ideas over the past few weeks and gave a thumbs-up to the ideas they liked. Attached is a spreadsheet with a report of all the development ideas submitted and a network breakdown of who supported the ideas. Collecting these ideas was just the first step in the process for determining which development projects MassLNC will ultimately decided to implement. The process will continue as follows: Read more »

Three Days Remaining for Providing Input on Development Ideas

Just a reminder that library staff need to submit or like ideas for Evergreen development by the end of the day Thursday. Only a handful of people have shown their support for development ideas, and the Development Committee needs to hear from as many people as possible to get a clear direction on where development funds should be targeted. Read more »

Let Us Know What Your Development Priorities Are

The MassLNC Development Committee will soon begin setting priorities for its next round of development. We need to hear from library staff at C/W MARS, MVLC and NOBLE on where you would like to steer development funds. Read more »

MassLNC Sets Its Sights on Search Enhancements

MassLNC has begun the process of finding developers to work on search enhancement projects for Evergreen. These projects include an alphabetical author, title and subject browse for the catalog; a linear staff-friendly call number browse; a synonym list for search terms; support for using traditional Boolean operators in a search; and a simple method for excluding electronic resources from search results. Read more »

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