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The Hype and Hope of MOOCS

Can’t go to ALA Midwinter? Do you still want to be a part of the conversation? Join 2013 Library Journal Mover and Shaker and U-M Special Projects Librarian Emily Puckett Rodgers for discussion after viewing a free symposium on MOOCS, January 24, 2014. As part of OCLC’s Americas Member Meeting, “The Hype and Hope of …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 »

Kirtland Community College to Migrate to Evergreen

Kirtland Community College Library will migrate to Evergreen in January 2010, making them the first academic library in Michigan to adopt Evergreen.  MLC is pleased to welcome Kirtland to the Evergreen family! Kirtland is working with Equinox Software, Inc., to install and implement Evergreen on the library’s local servers.  Michigan Evergreen staff Evette Atkin and …Read more »

MLC Position Posting for Michigan Evergreen Training/Support Librarian

Michigan Evergreen Training and Support Librarian The Michigan Library Consortium (MLC) is looking for a tech-savvy, problem-solving, adventurous librarian to join our Michigan Evergreen team. Michigan Evergreen is an open-source shared ILS project, with ten libraries in the shared system and more to be added in 2009-2010. This position is responsible for training and support …Read more »

Library of Michigan Joins Plinkit

Press release posted on LIS Wire: Contact: Justine Shaffner, Plinkit Collaborative Coordinator ; 800.397.1552 x140 February 12, 2009 – Plinkit, a multi-state collaborative that uses an uncomplicated template-based web site creation toolkit, is delighted to announce it has added a ninth organization as a member. The Library of Michigan has joined Colorado, Illinois, Oregon …Read more »

Michigan Evergreen Program and Demos at MLA

MLC Evergreen staff will demonstrate the Michigan Evergreen open-source ILS at the MLA Conference this week, Booth #7 in the MLA Exhibits. Booth demos are scheduled for: Wednesday, 2pm-5pm Thursday, 7:30am-12noon Also, MLC and GRPL Evergreen staff will present a program at MLA on Thursday, 1:30pm-2:45pm, in Room Prairies V. If you’re interested in learning …Read more »

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