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MassLNC October 2013 Update

Evergreen 2.5

The Evergreen developers released the beta version of 2.5 at the end of September. The beta release is when new features are cut off for a specific release and gives us a definitive idea of what features will be available. Please note that your library will not see these features until your consortium upgrades to 2.5 (or, in the case of MVLC, during your next update), and the timing of this upgrade varies by consortium. Read more »

MassLNC August Update

Development projects

As the Evergreen community is approaching the deadline for new features to be submitted for the 2.5 release, MassLNC has seen several sponsored development projects merged into Evergreen. 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 http://masslnc.cwmars.org/node/2762. 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 http://masslnc.cwmars.org/node/2781

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

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 http://masslnc.cwmars.org/sites/masslnc.cwmars.org/files/Evergreen 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 »

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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