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March Issue of MCLS News Available Online

The March issue of MCLS News is now available online.  See the March issue for information on upcoming special programs and workshops and updates on group purchasing, NCIP for Evergreen, and more. For links to back issues of MCLS News and to subscribe or unsubscribe from MCLS News email list, see our MCLS News page.

Michigan Evergreen: NCIP Update

In July 2011, MCLS began working with an independent software developer, Library Technology Consultants, to create an NCIP responder for the Michigan Evergreen system. This development is designed to provide several benefits to MeLCat libraries using Evergreen. The LTC team has successfully implemented patron authentication via NCIP. Once moved to the production server, patron authentication …Read more »

Lenawee County Library to Join Michigan Evergreen

Welcome Lenawee County Library! MCLS is pleased to announce that Lenawee County Library is joining the Michigan Evergreen shared integrated library system.  MCLS staff, Megan Dudek and Evette Atkin, will train Lenawee County Library staff later this fall, with a migration date in January 2012. Our Michigan Evergreen shared catalog is open for additional libraries …Read more »

NCIP Development Underway for Michigan Evergreen & MeLCat

MCLS Retains LTC to Develop Open-Source NCIP Component for Evergreen Lansing, MI – July 18, 2011. MCLS is thrilled to announce that we have entered into a contract with Library Technology Consultants (LTC) to develop an Evergreen NCIP responder to work with MeLCat, Michigan’s popular statewide multitype resource-sharing system.  The proposed programming will streamline resource …Read more »

Michigan Evergreen to Upgrade to Version 2.1

MCLS is pleased to announce that Michigan Evergreen plans to upgrade to version 2.1 of the Evergreen software later this year.  The upgrade will add: (1) serials functionality including prediction and check-in, (2) a fully-functional acquisitions module,  (3) full authority control, and (4) a booking module for rooms and other resources. Michigan Evergreen “On the …Read more »

Barryton and Beulah “Go Live” on Michigan Evergreen

MCLS is pleased to welcome two new libraries to Michigan Evergreen, Barryton Public Library and The Darcy Library of Beulah, who migrated to our shared ILS last week. The Darcy Library of Beulah migrated to Michigan Evergreen on March 17, and Barryton Public Library migrated on March 18.  MCLS, Grand Rapids Public Library (GRPL), and …Read more »

Michigan Evergreen to be Featured at International Conference

Michigan Evergreen, Michigan’s open-source shared ILS, will be featured in three programs at the Evergreen International Conference 2011 to be held in Decatur, GA, April 27-30. MCLS staff, Evette Atkin and Megan Dudek, are presenting “We the People: Governing Our Shared Evergreen System,” and Jeff Godin from Michigan Evergreen member library, TADL, is presenting two …Read more »

Barryton and Beulah to Migrate to Michigan Evergreen

The Midwest Collaborative for Library Services (MCLS) is pleased to announce that two new libraries are migrating in March to Michigan Evergreen, our shared open-source ILS project. The Darcy Library of Beulah will go live on March 17, and Barryton Public Library will go live on March 18. Both libraries are migrating from NuGen systems. …Read more »

Evergreen Update

On January 11, Michigan Evergreen staff trained the University of Detroit Jesuit High School’s library staff on Evergreen.  U of D Jesuit is running a local install of the Evergreen open source ILS. This year’s Evergreen International Conference will be held in Decatur, Georgia, on April 27-30, 2011. For information, see Georgia Pines web page. Two …Read more »

Michigan Evergreen Issues RFQ for NCIP Development

MCLS is requesting a quote to do the necessary software programming to make the Michigan Evergreen Open Source Integrated Library System (ILS) software NCIP-interoperable with MeLCat, which runs on the Innovative Interfaces Inc., INN-Reach software. RFQ: NCIP (Version 1) Responder Development for MeLCat & Evergreen Midwest Collaborative for Library Services Date of Issuance: November 1, …Read more »

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