MassLNC's Learning Process

The MassLNC partner networks, C/W MARS, MVLC and NOBLE, continue to learn more about Evergreen and how to best implement it to meet the needs of our libraries.

Project Coordinator Kathy Lussier is conducting a series of use case discussions and focus groups with small groups of librarians from the participating networks, bringing them together to confirm the key needs of our participating libraries, and to provide some interaction and understanding between the libraries in the three networks. Read more »

Food for Thought

Tracy Swaim, Director of Member Services for MVLC, pulled together The Food for Thought Powerpoint that was show at last fall's information sessions. The presentation provides an analogy comparing proprietary Integrated Library Systems with Open Source Library Systems. Attached is a zip file containing the Powerpoint along with accompanying MP3 files.

Open Source Project Update

I just wanted to take a few moments to introduce myself. I am Kathy Lussier and have been working since February 1 as the coordinator for the MassLNC Open Source project. I come from the Southeastern Massachusetts Library System where I worked for more than seven years as the Assistant Administrator for Technology. For many years, I have been excited about the potential open-source systems offer for libraries, and I am thrilled to have the opportunity to help C/W MARS, MVLC and NOBLE libraries move to Evergreen. Read more »

Open Source Informational Meeting Presentations

In October the Open Source Taskforce held two informational meeting for the libraries of the three networks working on Open Source.  Listed below are some of the presentations that were given that day.

Powerpoint Presentations

For what they are worth, we've attached a few Powerpoint presentations below that were developed to explain this "MassLNC" proposal. 

Feel free to use them as you wish.

King County Library System (Seattle WA) Software Requirements - UPDATED

Attached to this posting are 7 documents created by the King County Library System detailing their software requirements for development on the Evergreen platform. While they don't necessarily specify all of the multiness requirements we need (their scope is for a "large centralized branch system" rather than a consortium), they do provide some good examples of software requirements.  Please take a look.

Submit your own Software Requirement

Click here to submit your own software requirement.  Anyone with an account can do this, and it's easy!

Software Requirements for Platform Selection

Listed below are links to software requirements most pertinent to selecting our platform: Read more »

Notes from the Evergreen Conference

I'm here attending the first annual Evergreen Conference in Athens Georgia, a lovely southern college town and home of the University of Georgia. The conference has been sponsored by Equinox, the State Library of Georgia and Solinet. Program information can be found at the conference wiki.

Day One : Session One

Hackfest - Coding Read more »

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