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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Tell Us Your Development Ideas

MassLNC announces the launch of its new Development Ideas site. With this site, staff from libraries that are members of the MassLNC participating networks (C/W MARS, MVLC, and NOBLE) are invited to submit their ideas for enhancements to Evergreen and show their support for other ideas that have been submitted. Read more »

MassLNC Development Committee Hits the Ground Running

The newly-formed MassLNC Development Committee started its work last month and is already very busy exploring ways to further improve Evergreen

MassLNC Contributes to Acquisitions Development

As MassLNC finished up its LSTA grant period on June 30, the participating networks agreed to commit its remaining development funds to high-priority acquisitions development with the expecatation that the new acquisitions features will be available in the next version of Evergreen (2.3.) MassLNC is one of four partners contributing to this project.

C/W MARS and NOBLE Are Live on Evergreen

 

Massachusetts became a little greener today with the migration of two consortia, C/W MARS and NOBLE, to Evergreen. They joined a third MassLNC consortium, MVLC, which moved to the open-source system in May 2011.

Planning for MassLNC's Future

Since December, a task force with representatives from each of the MassLNC networks has been meeting to discuss the future direction of the Massachusetts Library Network Cooperative. The cooperative formed around a LSTA-funded grant for the three networks to work together as they implemented separate instances of an open-source library system and to spearhead joint development projects.

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MassLNC Year in Review

This past year saw a lot of activity from MassLNC and its participating consortia as they prepared to move to Evergreen. It’s hard to believe how much we’ve accomplished in one brief year. Some of the highlights from 2011 include: 

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Clarification on Submission Date for MassLNC RFP Responses

The MassLNC Request for Proposals (RFP) for enhancements to the Evergreen Integrated Library System contained an error indicating that proposals were due on September 14. All RFP responses are due at 5 p.m. (EDT) Thursday, September 22. A corrected RFP includes the correct dates.

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