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Weekly Update — August 1, 2017

2017 Tour Update

We were on the road again last week visiting more of the Evergreen Indiana Region 1 libraries.

In case you’re interested in tracking our progress, there is an interactive map (with links to the full sized profile cards) now available: 2017 Tour.

Maintenance Notice

Over the weekend the Popularity-Relevance sort settings were revised thanks to feedback from the community. We hope the update improves your search experience!

On Monday, July 31, 2017, we upgraded to Evergreen version 2.12.4. The majority of the update addressed patches to the webclient, so the impact should be minimal.

Deadlines

The 2017 Ethics Audit closes today, August 1, 2017.

Upcoming Evergreen Indiana Events

August 22, 2017
Cataloging Party, 9am-5pm, Swayzee Public Library, Swayzee, IN

Upcoming Evergreen Indiana Training Opportunities

August 24, 2017
Advanced Cataloging, Part I, 9am-Noon, Webinar. You must register for and attend both parts of the webinar to be eligible for your Cat1 and receive your 6 TLEUs.
August 25, 2017
Advanced Cataloging, Part II, 9am-Noon, Webinar. You must register for and attend both parts of the webinar to be eligible for your Cat1 and receive your 6 TLEUs.
September 27, 2017
Basic Circulation, 9am-12pm, Indiana State Library, Room 428 (3 TLEU)
Holds, 1pm-3pm, Indiana State Library, Room 428 (2 TLEU)
September 28, 2017
Local Administration and Basic Reporting, 9am-12pm, Indiana State Library, Room 428 (3 TLEU)
Basic Cataloging, 1pm-3pm, Indiana State Library, Room 428 (2 TLEU

Weekly Update — July 25, 2017

The Tour Marches On!

Last week, the admin team headed north again! In case you’re interested in tracking our progress, there is an interactive map (with links to the full sized profile cards) now available: 2017 Tour.

Member News

Poseyville Public Library welcomes new director Deborah Siwinski!

Deadlines

The 2017 Ethics Audit closes on August 1, 2017.

Migration News

We were in Walkerton again last week. Representatives from 3 libraries, including 2 first time guest catalogers, were in attendance. We cataloged 2 full collections and started on a third with a tally of 650 items in one day!

Upcoming Evergreen Indiana Events

August 22, 2017
Cataloging Party, 9am-5pm, Swayzee Public Library, Swayzee, IN

Upcoming Evergreen Indiana Training Opportunities

August 24, 2017
Advanced Cataloging, Part I, 9am-Noon, Webinar. You must register for and attend both parts of the webinar to be eligible for your Cat1 and receive your 6 TLEUs.
August 25, 2017
Advanced Cataloging, Part II, 9am-Noon, Webinar. You must register for and attend both parts of the webinar to be eligible for your Cat1 and receive your 6 TLEUs.
September 27, 2017
Basic Circulation, 9am-12pm, Indiana State Library, Room 428 (3 TLEU)
Holds, 1pm-3pm, Indiana State Library, Room 428 (2 TLEU)
September 28, 2017
Local Administration and Basic Reporting, 9am-12pm, Indiana State Library, Room 428 (3 TLEU)
Basic Cataloging, 1pm-3pm, Indiana State Library, Room 428 (2 TLEU)

Weekly Update — July 11, 2017

Catalog Update


Beginning on June 30, the item circulation modifier information was made available in the staff view of the catalog. This came from requests relating to staff needing faster access to that information, particularly in the case of transiting videodiscs. We hope you find the updated interface helpful!

Member News

While working on recovery from the fire, Eckhart Public Library’s non-resident students and teachers have been granted temporary access to the consortium with the approval of the Executive Committee. Area libraries may receive visitors with blue cards; please watch for an alert noting the special conditions for allowing them access.

Plainfield-Guilford Township Public Library welcomes new interim director Reann Poray!

Deadlines

Upcoming Evergreen Indiana Events

July 21, 2017
Cataloging Party, 9am-5pm, Walkerton-Lincoln Township Public Library, Walkerton, IN

Upcoming Evergreen Indiana Training Opportunities

September 27, 2017
Basic Circulation, 9am-12pm, Indiana State Library, Room 428 (3 TLEU)
Holds, 1pm-3pm, Indiana State Library, Room 428 (2 TLEU)
September 28, 2017
Local Administration and Basic Reporting, 9am-12pm, Indiana State Library, Room 428 (3 TLEU)
Basic Cataloging, 1pm-3pm, Indiana State Library, Room 428 (2 TLEU)

Weekly Update — July 5, 2017

Member News

The Eckhart Public Library suffered significant fire damage to the main library facility and collection over the weekend. (Local news report available here.) Fortunately, no one was injured, but there’s a lot of work ahead before things will be back to normal. Consortium admin is working with the library to make sure that their patrons can still get access to consortium holdings while the library undergoes repairs and rebuilds the collection. We will also assist with discovery of remotely owned materials which may have been damaged. I’ve started hearing from area libraries that want to provide additional aid and access. Thank you for your enthusiasm and patience, and I’ll let you know what we can do on the automated side of things versus what you’ll need to coordinate locally.

Greentown-Eastern Howard School Public Library welcomes new director Mindy Hobensack!

Evergreen on Tour

The admin team together with EC representative Scott Tracey was on the road last week again! This time we were delighted to visit with:
Covington-Veedersburg Public Library Review Card
Newton County Review Card
West Lebanon-Pike Township Public Library Review Card

Migration News

We were in Walkerton last week! It was a small group, but we were able to complete the cataloging of the children’s collection with the addition of 423 items to the Evergreen Indiana catalog.
Walkerton Cataloging Party - 2017-06-30

Deadlines

Upcoming Evergreen Indiana Events

July 21, 2017
Cataloging Party, 9am-5pm, Walkerton-Lincoln Township Public Library, Walkerton, IN

Weekly Update — June 28, 2017

Support Notice

The Indiana State Library will be closed in observance of the Independence Day holiday on July 4, 2017. INfoExpress service will be suspended on that date. There will be reduced support staff onsite this week and through the holiday; we apologize for any inconvenience and thank you for your patience!

Deadlines

  • The 2017 Ethics Audit closes on August 1, 2017. Thanks to everyone who’s gotten in their paperwork already!
  • The next barcode/library card purchasing pool is scheduled for July 10-14, 2017. Please check your stocks!

Upcoming Evergreen Indiana Events

June 30, 2017
Cataloging Party, 9am-5pm, Walkerton-Lincoln Township Public Library, Walkerton, IN
July 21, 2017
Cataloging Party, 9am-5pm, Walkerton-Lincoln Township Public Library, Walkerton, IN

Weekly Update — June 15, 2017

Search Filter Update!

What do Amheric, Inuktitut, Guarani, Quechua, Songhai, and Wolof have in common? Along with 154 other languages, they are all represented in the Evergreen Indiana catalog as the primary language of active holdings! A recent update to the Language filter in the Advanced Search interface means that only languages for which we have records will appear as options for selection. Please note that this filter automatically updates weekly, so you may need to allow a few days to see new languages appear or deprecated languages disappear.

Committee News

  • The Executive Committee met at 10am on Tuesday, June 13, 2017, at the Indiana State Library. The meeting was recorded and may be viewed on Youtube. Monica Casanova is stepping down from the committee; Amanda Mawhorter was appointed by the committee to fill out her term.
  • The eContent Committee meeting scheduled for Tuesday, June 13, 2017 at the Indiana State Library was cancelled.

Deadlines

  • The 2017 Ethics Audit closes on August 1, 2017.
  • The next barcode/library card purchasing pool is scheduled for July 10-14, 2017. Please check your stocks!

Upcoming Evergreen Indiana Events

June 19, 2017
Cataloging Party, 9am-5pm, Spiceland Town and Township Public Library, Spiceland, IN
June 30, 2017
Cataloging Party, 9am-5pm, Walkerton-Lincoln Township Public Library, Walkerton, IN
July 21, 2017
Cataloging Party, 9am-5pm, Walkerton-Lincoln Township Public Library, Walkerton, IN

Weekly Update — June 6, 2017

Committee News

  • The Executive Committee will meet at 10am on Tuesday, June 13, 2017, at the Indiana State Library. Subjects under discussion will include the 2018 budget, a possible update to the Circulation Matrix, auto deletion of long lost/missing materials, and welcoming the new committee members.
  • The eContent Committee will meet at 1pm on Tuesday, June 13, 2017 at the Indiana State Library.

Deadlines

  • The 2017 Ethics Audit closes on August 1, 2017.
  • The next barcode/library card purchasing pool is scheduled for July 10-14, 2017. Please check your stocks!

Upcoming Evergreen Indiana Events

June 19, 2017
Migration Cataloging Party, 9am-5pm, Spiceland Town and Township Public Library, Spiceland, IN
June 30, 2017
Migration Cataloging Party, 9am-5pm, Walkerton-Lincoln Township Public Library, Walkerton, IN
July 21, 2017
Migration Cataloging Party, 9am-5pm, Walkerton-Lincoln Township Public Library, Walkerton, IN

Weekly Update — May 31, 2017

It’s a cataloging celebration!

We were back in Knightstown for another cataloging party on May 19, 2017. For three participants, this was their first ever cataloging party; and we made outstanding progress processing 493 items in one day!

Mark your calendars now to get in on the fun! We will be holding cataloging parties at Walkerton-Lincoln Township Public Library on June 30, 2017 and July 21, 2017, 9am-5pm (EDT); please join us for part or all of the day! Additional sessions will be scheduled at Swayzee and Spiceland soon!

Bylaws Amendment passes consortium vote

The 2017 Bylaws amendment has received a supermajority approval vote. The Bylaws have been updated with the new language (addressing membership eligibility and costs).

New Asynchronous Course Available

A new introductory course with a focus on the new webclient is now available! This course is eligible for 1 TLEU. Please visit http://learn.evergreen.lib.in.us today to register and complete the course.

Committee News

  • The Cataloging Committee will meet tomorrow, June 1, 2017, at 10am at Hussey-Mayfield Memorial Public Library.
  • The Executive Committee will meet at 10am on Tuesday, June 13, 2017, at the Indiana State Library.
  • The eContent Committee will meet at 1pm on Tuesday, June 13, 2017 at the Indiana State Library.

Deadlines

The 2017 Ethics Audit closes on August 1, 2017.

Upcoming Evergreen Indiana Training Opportunities

June 7, 2017 – LAST CALL!
Basic Circulation, 9am-12pm, Indiana State Library, Room 428 (3 TLEU)
Holds, 1pm-3pm, Indiana State Library, Room 428 (2 TLEU)
June 8, 2017 – LAST CALL!
Local Administration and Basic Reporting, 9am-12pm, Indiana State Library, Room 428 (3 TLEU)
Basic Cataloging, 1pm-3pm, Indiana State Library, Room 428 (2 TLEU)

Weekly Update — May 17, 2017

Congratulations!

Please join me in congratulating our newly elected Committee members! The voting was very intense this year for the contested seats, coming down to just a couple of votes in more than one race. My sincerest thanks to all of the outstanding nominees who volunteered their time and skills to serve the community! The handover between the new and outgoing committee members will occur during the June meetings.

Executive Committee:

  • Class A/At-Large: Vanessa Martin, GBURG
  • Class B: Sheryl Sollars, WFLDW
  • Class C: Ruth Frasur, HGSTN

Cataloging Committee:

  • Ellie Doun, LEBNN
  • Susan Jones, DANVL
  • Lori Parsell, GRRTT

Patron Services Committee:

  • Class A: Lorie Long, MORGN
  • Class B: Virginia Jensen, MOORE & Josh Lewis, LEBNN
  • Class C: Andrea Basinger, GRRTT & Eric Fisher, ALEXM

Global Stat Cat Update

The global Audience stat cat is now required for all new and updated holdings. If you did not get a chance to send in your shelving location spreadsheet for batch update, you are still welcome to submit those to jumpstart the process for your library.

Deadlines

  • The 2017 Bylaws amendment votes are due by May 31, 2017.
  • The 2017 Ethics Audit closes on August 1, 2017.

Upcoming Evergreen Indiana Training Opportunities

June 7, 2017
Basic Circulation, 9am-12pm, Indiana State Library, Room 428 (3 TLEU)
Holds, 1pm-3pm, Indiana State Library, Room 428 (2 TLEU)
June 8, 2017
Local Administration and Basic Reporting, 9am-12pm, Indiana State Library, Room 428 (3 TLEU)
Basic Cataloging, 1pm-3pm, Indiana State Library, Room 428 (2 TLEU)

Weekly Update — May 9, 2017

Welcome New Castle-Henry County Public Library!

Last week, New Castle-Henry County Public Library went live! NCSTL is our newest Class A member. Located in New Castle, IN, they have a very active bookmobile program. Please share your congratulations!

Please note, due to the upgrade over the weekend, the migration deduplication has not been run yet. That will be completed this week!

Getting to know you!

This year, the admin team has committed to visiting all of the Evergreen Indiana libraries to answer questions and get to know you better! In April, we also visited:

Global Stat Cat Update

We’ve updated roughly half of the EI libraries with the new global stat cats. Please continue to ship your spreadsheets so we can convert them ahead of it becoming mandatory for all new and updated items!

Deadlines

  • Executive and subcommittee ballots are due by May 12, 2017. (THIS FRIDAY!)
  • The 2017 Bylaws amendment votes are due by May 31, 2017.
  • The 2017 Ethics Audit closes on August 1, 2017.

Maintenance News

The Evergreen 2.12 upgrade took place over last weekend. There were some issues with server timeouts as a result of the following reingest, but services have stabilized at this time. We will be announcing the testing protocols for the new webclient in the next couple of weeks!

Upcoming Evergreen Indiana Training Opportunities

May 15, 2017
Advanced Cataloging Workshop, 9am-4pm, Pike County Public Library (6 TLEU)
June 7, 2017
Basic Circulation, 9am-12pm, Indiana State Library, Room 428 (3 TLEU)
Holds, 1pm-3pm, Indiana State Library, Room 428 (2 TLEU)
June 8, 2017
Local Administration and Basic Reporting, 9am-12pm, Indiana State Library, Room 428 (3 TLEU)
Basic Cataloging, 1pm-3pm, Indiana State Library, Room 428 (2 TLEU)