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
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 here: http://bit.ly/oVbICe