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Massachusetts Library Group Receives Grant from EBSCO Information Services

Financial Grant will Support New Evergreen Developments

Worcester, Mass. — October 25, 2016 — The web-based, open source Integrated Library System (ILS) Evergreen will be continuing to develop software that meets the needs of libraries thanks in part to a grant from EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO). The grant to the Massachusetts Library Network Cooperative (MassLNC) is intended to finance new developments of popular catalog features for thousands of libraries using Evergreen.

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MassLNC Welcomes New Partners to Evergreen Development Initiative

The Massachusetts Library Network Cooperative (MassLNC) is pleased to welcome three new partners to its initiative to fund development in the Evergreen open-source Integrated Library System. Read more »

Introducing the MassLNC Evergreen Development Initiative

MassLNC is pleased to announce a new program to grow membership in its development collaborative to the larger Evergreen community.

The MassLNC Evergreen Development Initiative is an opportunity for libraries and consortia running Evergreen to maximize their resources by pooling funds to sponsor exciting new features and important bug fixes. Read more »

Report from the 2015 Evergreen Hack-A-Way

MassLNC sponsored this year's Evergreen developer hack-a-way, which was held at NOBLE headquarters in Danvers. There have already been several wrap-ups in the community about the hack-a-way, but I wanted to focus on some highlights of interest to MassLNC. Read more »

MassLNC August 2015 Updates

MassLNC continues to stay busy throughout the summer with a new developer, an exciting event to plan for, and progress made on some critical development projects.
Welcome Jake!
MassLNC is pleased to announce the hire of a part-time developer to work on bug fixes and enhancements important to Massachusetts Evergreen libraries. Jake Litrell started working for MassLNC on July 1.

MassLNC is hiring

The Massachusetts Library Network Cooperative is hiring a part-time developer to work on bug fixes and enhancements for the Evergreen Integrated Library System. The expected start date for the developer is July 1, 2015.

The position offers great work/life balance and flexibile working hours. The successful candidate will telecommute and be expected to maintain a designated work area to perform their MassLNC duties. Some travel may be required.

It's a great opportunity to work with a team committed to Evergreen's success and to work with a dynamic open-source community. Read more »

MassLNC Seeks Quotes for Bug Fix/Enhancement Project

MassLNC is seeking quotes for a project that will provide staff with options for handling holds when the last potential copy/part available to fill the hold is deleted for the system. Read more »

New Development, New Partnerships and a First Look at the New Client

MassLNC recently contracted with Equinox Software, Inc. to perform work on two development projects. Read more »

The power of collaborative development

The best part of sponsoring Evergreen development projects is that moment when we share an idea that came from our users with the rest of the Evergreen community and discover that, not only do other sites want to see the same feature in Evergreen, but they are also willing to put their financial and staff resources toward the project. Read more »

MassLNC Development Activity for FY14

Fiscal Year 2015 is right around the corner. Like many of our Evergreen libraries, MassLNC is busy wrapping up FY14 and looking back on what we've accomplished over the past year. We're also beginning to plan ahead for next year's projects.

The MassLNC Development Committee met earlier this month to review our development projects from FY14 and to begin planning for next year's development. Read more »

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