More MassLNC Development Projects in the Works

MassLNC has several more development projects in the works and will soon be issuing another Request for Proposals (RFP). We have posted some of our project ideas for this next RFP, including usability enhancements to the staff client, record matching & overlay in acquisitions, and building flexible search scopes in the catalog based on multiple copy locations.

Congratulations to Thomas Berezansky

MVLC Assistant Network Administrator, Thomas Berezansky, is the newest core committer to the Evergreen project. Core committers are developers who work within the community and vet patches from other developers and each other.

MVLC Is Now Live On Evergreen

The Merrimack Valley Library Consortium (MVLC) is the first MassLNC consortium to go live on Evergreen. Today (May 31) will be the first day of business on Evergreen for MVLC libraries .

To our knowledge, MVLC is also the first system to use Evergreen 2.1. This release includes several MassLNC-funded enhancements, as well as enhancements contributed by Jason Stephenson and Thomas Berezansky of MVLC.

MVLC is a network of public libraries serving thirty-five communities throughout the Merrimack Valley region of Massachusetts.

MassLNC Issues RFQ for Development of Syrup Course Reserves System

MassLNC has been exploring the use of the Syrup Course Reserves System in conjunction with Evergreen to support the needs of academic libraries in C/W MARS and NOBLE. Based on our inititial evaluation, we are seeking assistance in further developing Syrup to meet the needs of our libraries.

Cataloging in Evergreen 2.1

MassLNC has posted another batch of training screencasts on the Evergreen Video Shorts page that demonstrates cataloging, holds and acquisitions. These screencasts also show the new cataloging enhancements that are expected to be making an appearance in Evergreen 2.1.

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Evergreen Video Shorts

MassLNC has created several Evergreen Video Shorts to help library staff from participating networks familiarize themselves with Evergreen. The first batch of shorts includes a general introduction to the Evergreen interface, patron management, and some circulation functions. Soon to come are screencasts on holds, cataloging (which will include MassLNC-sponsored enhancements to the cataloging interface), and acquisitions.

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RFP Notice of Deadline Extension

The Massachusetts Library Network Cooperative is extending the deadline for its Request for Proposals (RFP) for Evergreen enhancements. The new deadline is 5 p.m. (EDT) today (March 31, 2011.) The RFP is available at and the responses to initial vendor questions are available at Any responses should be sent to by 5 p.m. (EDT) today.

Answers to Vendor Questions for March 2011 Development RFP

MassLNC has posted responses to the four questions it received regarding the March 2011 Request for Proposals (RFP) to develop enhancements for the Evergreen ILS. Responses to the RFP are due to the MassLNC office by 5 p.m. (EDT) Wednesday, March 30, 2011.

MassLNC Issues RFP for Evergreen Enhancements

The Massachusetts Library Network Cooperative is inviting vendors and developers to respond to a Request for Proposals (RFP) to develop enhancements for the Evergreen ILS.

Evergreen 2.0: what doesn't it have?

Evergreen 2.0 was released last week and introduced many new features, including acquisitions functionality, end-of-semester and fixed due dates, and a revamped patron editor interface.

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