Weekly Update — November 19, 2013

Quote of the Week

“What’s not to love? Can’t believe all the choices [available in Evergreen Indiana]. Now I can read all my faves!”— Anna Hicks, Adult Circulation, Morgan County Public Library

Upgrade News

The 2.5 version of the Evergreen ILS software was officially released on November 11, 2013. We will be configuring and testing the software for our use over the next few months. There are a lot of exciting improvements, so keep an eye out for future announcements!

OPAC Enhancements Survey

As we head into the final round of governance meetings for 2013, we are collecting feedback from the membership to provide guidance to the Executive Committee on the third party OPAC enhancements that your library finds crucial to providing excellent service. We would appreciate feedback from staff members in all departments and service levels by December 4, 2013.

OPAC Enhancements Survey

Final Call

We are one library away from getting the 25% discount for Wowbrary, please let Anna (agoben@library.in.gov) know by Thursday, November 21, 2013 if you would like to offer this service to your library patrons. Questions welcome!

Committee News

The Fall 2013 Cataloging Fall Roundtable is this week! Learn about the fixed fields beyond the 008 including valuable information that will affect searching after the upcoming Evergreen upgrade. (A link to the registration forms may be found below.)

Member News

Royal Center-Boone Township Public Library is seeking a new director. Details are available here: Royal Center-Boone Township Public Library Director.

Migration News

We have completed our migration cycle for 2013 and are moving into 2014 with 104 members live on the system!

Deadlines

The early adopters’ discount program for the A to Z database has been extended until the end of November. Please contact Layth Al-Turk (layth.al-turk@atozdatabases.com) if you are interested in subscribing.

Upcoming Evergreen Indiana Training Opportunities

November 21
2013 Fall Evergreen Indiana Cataloging Roundtable, 10am-12pm, Webinar
December 12
Basic Circulation, 9am-12pm, Indiana State Library, Room 428
Holds, 1pm-3pm, Indiana State Library, Room 428
December 17
Basic Cataloging, 9am-12pm, Indiana State Library, Room 428
Local Administration, 1pm-3pm, Indiana State Library, Room 428