Update on Open Source ILS

Howe Library invites New Hampshire and Vermont libraries to

AN UPDATE ON OPEN-SOURCE ILS

Monday, November 14, 2011
10:00 – 1:00
Howe Library, 13 South Street, Hanover, NH

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10:00 – 10:45

HOWE LIBRARY’S EVERGREEN ILS

Mary White, Director & Pamela Smith, Systems Librarian

Report on the migration process and going-live (August 2010)

Update on the recent implementation of the new acquisitions component (July 2011)

Progress on the up-coming implementation of the serials component

Two libraries are considering joining the Howe consortium – are others interested?

10:45 – 11:15

VERMONT’S OPEN SOURCE ILS PROJECT: Catamount Library Network

Martha Reid, Vermont State Librarian

Five Vermont libraries (Brattleboro, Ludlow, Rutland, Springfield, and Waterbury) are working with the

VT Department of Libraries on an open-source pilot project, with the vision that this could develop into a statewide ILS. Hear background information about the project, an update on the software choice between Koha and Evergreen, and a timeline for future activity.

11:30 – 12:00

UPDATE ON NEW HAMPSHIRE STATE LIBRARY’S OPEN-SOURCE INITIATIVE nhaisLOCAL

Michael York, NH State Librarian & Mary Russell, Librarian, NHAIS Services, NH State Library

The nhaisLOCAL open-source library system project (http://nhaislocal.blogspot.com) includes a community of about 70 small and medium sized libraries who are working with the NHSL to implement an open-source local system for their library. This will be an update on their current goals and timelines.

12:00 – 1:00

QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS

REGISTRATION AND IMPORTANT NOTES:

Howe Library does not open its doors to the public until 10:00. Since you will be arriving earlier, please use the lower, rear entry which will be unlocked for you.

Parking in Hanover is challenging. We encourage you to carpooland to allow extra time for finding a parking place.

PLEASE DO NOT PARK IN HOWE LIBRARY’S PARKING LOTS. There is a parking garage across the street from the library. The charge for three hours is $2.25. More information may be found here:http://www.hanovernh.org/Pages/HanoverNH_Parking/map.pdf

This free event is open to the first 100 people to register. Register herehttp://bit.ly/oVbICe

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