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Niles District Library Goes Live on Michigan Evergreen

Congratulations to Director Nancy Studebaker and her staff at the Niles District Library (NDL)!  MLC is pleased to announce that NDL went live on Michigan Evergreen yesterday, joining other pilot libraries, Branch District Library and Grand Rapids Public Library. The final four Michigan Evergreen pilot libraries will go live in November: Traverse Area District Library …Read more »

GRPL goes live on Michigan Evergreen

The Grand Rapids Public Library went live on MIchigan Evergreen yesterday – see MLC’s News page and the Michigan Evergreen blog for details.  There were the usual first-day hiccups, but today all seems to be running smoothly.  Niles District Library is scheduled to go live on Michigan Evergreen next week. This is a pretty exciting …Read more »

Open Source in Michigan Libraries

In preparation for MLC’s special program “Open Source, Open Libraries,” we polled the lists a couple months ago asking for information on open source software currently in use in Michigan libraries.  The list of the responses is now compiled on the Open Source page on the Michigan Libraries Wiki at: Please feel free to …Read more »

MLC Annual Meeting Highlights Open Source Software for Libraries

Daniel Chudnov, Information Technology Specialist in the Office of Strategic Initiatives at the Library of Congress, will be the keynote speaker at MLC’s 2008 Annual Meeting, “Open Source, Open Libraries,” on Friday, October 3, 2008, in Lansing.  To register online for the program, go to MLC’s Workshop Registration page. We’re excited about Mr. Chudnov keynoting …Read more »

Branch District Library First to Go Live on Michigan Evergreen

The Michigan Library Consortium (MLC) is thrilled to announce that Branch District Library is our first Michigan Evergreen library to migrate to the open-source Evergreen software. Their new catalog is part of Michigan Evergreen, Michigan’s open-source ILS project. Migrations for the remaining Michigan Evergreen pilot libraries are scheduled for this fall: Grand Rapids Public Library …Read more »

Michigan Evergreen update

Our big news at MLC this week is that we signed a contract with Equinox to provide consulting and data conversion/migration services for the Michigan Evergreen project. Click here for Equinox’s press release. This is an exciting step for us, because we’re now ready to start the real work of converting the pilot libraries’ data …Read more »

Evergreen seminar in Second Life Feb. 12

The Michigan Library Consortium (MLC) is hosting a seminar in Second Life on Tuesday, February 12, 4pm SL time (that’s 7pm EST – Michigan time). The seminar will focus on Evergreen ILS open-source software. Our speakers will be Don McMorris from Equinox and Tim Daniels from one of the Georgia libraries using Evergreen. The seminar …Read more »

Job posting

MLC has posted a job opening for an ILS Training & Support Librarian to work on the Michigan Evergreen project. For links to the complete job description and application form, go to:

Georgia libraries win award for Evergreen

The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has named the Georgia Public Library Service as one of 10 recipients of the second annual Mellon Awards for Technology Collaboration. The $50,000 grant recognizes GPLS for the development and release of the Evergreen open-source library automation system. The Mellon Awards honor not-for-profit organizations for leadership in the collaborative development …Read more »

MLC Presentations at the MLA Conference

Are you attending the MLA Annual Conference in Lansing this week? MLC staff are involved with a number of presentations. Evette Atkin is presenting a program on Second Life on Thursday at 10:45am (see News for details). Louise Bugg is presenting a MeLCat program on Wednesday at 4:00pm, and Suzanne Robinson is presenting on MeL …Read more »

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