Category Archives: Evergreen International

Weekly Update — October 10, 2017

2017 Tour Update





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. We’re going to be on the road a lot in the next few weeks with visits and migrations, so thank you for your patience if it takes a bit longer to get back to you than usual.

Committee News

The eContent Committee met at the Indiana State Library on October 10, 2017 at 10 am. Among the discussion topics were the implementation of the Advantage Plus program for the eIndiana group and Kanopy (a streaming media vendor). An update will be sent out the eContent listserv.

The Executive Committee met at the Indiana State Library on October 10, 2017 at 1 pm. Items on the agenda include a replacement for the Patron Services Committee, updates to proof of residency requirements, and a revision of the patron privacy policy to enumerate agencies eligible for disclosures. The meeting was broadcast and recorded.

Migration News

On October 19, 2017, Ohio Township Public Library will open their doors as the latest active Evergreen Indiana member! Please note that there will be a modified cataloging freeze in place that week leading up to the go-live. Area libraries are invited to send staff to mentor OHTWP staff that day! Please let me know if you’ll be able to attend.

Upcoming Evergreen Indiana Events

October 27, 2017
Fall Cataloging Roundtable and Workday, webinar and Indiana State Library
November 7-9, 2017
Evergreen International Hack-A-Way, Fort Benjamin State Park Inn, Indianapolis, IN

Weekly Update — April 18, 2017

On the road!

This year, the admin team is hitting the road to visit all of the member libraries. We’re touring your buildings, answering questions, and collecting ideas and feedback for current and future projects. We’ll be taking pictures and collecting info to highlight a few things that are unusual or extra special at your library to share with the community! Our first visits took place in late March.

2016 Evergreen International Annual Report

The 2016 Annual Report for the Evergreen ILS project was released at the 2017 International Conference. Check it out to see how Evergreen Indiana plays a role in collaborating with libraries across the US and world!

Deadlines

  • MassLNC Development Survey closes on May 5, 2017
  • Executive and subcommittee ballots are due by May 12, 2017.
  • The 2017 Bylaws amendment votes are due by May 31, 2017.
  • The 2017 Ethics Audit closes on August 1, 2017.

Member News

Poseyville Carnegie Public Library welcomes interim director Amy Effinger!

Migration News

The New Castle-Henry County Public Library go live has been scheduled for May 3, 2017. There will be a modified cataloging freeze April 29-May 3, 2017 associated with this migration. Area libraries are invited to participate at the go-live! Please let Anna know if you’re planning to attend!

Upcoming Evergreen Indiana Training Opportunities

April 27, 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.
April 28, 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.
May 2, 2017
Local Administration and Basic Reporting, 9am-12pm, New Castle-Henry County Public Library (3 TLEU)
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)

Weekly Update — April 11, 2017

EIAC 2017


We had a great time in Indianapolis at the Annual Conference on March 31, 2017; we welcomed nearly 120 of you to a dozen training program options! Presentations and photos from the event are being gradually added to the Past Conferences page, so be sure to check back over the next couple of weeks for additional content!

Evergreen International Annual Conference 2017


11 EI libraries sent 19 staff to the Evergreen International conference in Covington, KY last week! We presented, networked, and got inspired to try new things! Presentation materials are available for anyone who would like to take a look!

Promotional materials survey

Due to expressed interest in the community, we’re researching options to cooperatively purchase some Evergreen Indiana branded promotional materials. We’re asking that all interested libraries please take a couple of minutes and fill out a survey so that we can see what is of the most interest. Completing the survey will not commit your library to any purchase at this time; it’s simply to gauge interest!

Deadlines

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

Committee News

The Executive Committee met at the Evergreen Indiana Annual Conference. Several issues were tabled until the June meeting. The 2018 annual meeting was confirmed as an anniversary gala; planning will begin once a budget has been chosen. A global required item stat cat was approved; libraries will be contacted about converting their collections in the next few weeks. This meeting was recorded and may be reviewed on Youtube.

Member News

Otterbein Public Library welcomes new director Latisha Provo!

Migration News

The New Castle-Henry County Public Library go live has been scheduled for May 3, 2017. There will be a modified cataloging freeze May 1-3, 2017 associated with this migration. Area libraries are invited to participate at the go-live!

Upcoming Evergreen Indiana Training Opportunities

April 27, 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.
April 28, 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.
May 2, 2017
Local Administration and Basic Reporting, 9am-12pm, New Castle-Henry County Public Library (3 TLEU)
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)

Weekly Update — March 29, 2017

We’re off to conference!

The Evergreen conference season has arrived! We look forward to seeing everyone who can make it on Friday at the Evergreen Indiana Annual Conference. Then next week, we’re off to Covington, KY for the Evergreen International Conference. Please note that support may be a bit slower to respond than usual with the reduced on-site staffing. We appreciate your patience and can’t wait to see you all at conference!!!

Deadlines

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

Committee News

The Executive Committee will hold their next meeting at the Evergreen Indiana Annual Conference on March 31, 2017. All interested staff are invited to attend.

Migration News

The New Castle-Henry County Public Library go live has been scheduled for May 3, 2017. There will be a modified cataloging freeze May 1-3, 2017 associated with this migration. Area libraries are invited to participate at the go-live!

Weekly Update — March 22, 2017

Transiting Videodisc Update


Approximately 60% of the shipping cases have been delivered to the pilot libraries, and collection conversion is starting! In less than a week and as of this morning, over 26,000 dvds and blu-rays have been updated with the new circ mods and almost 400 videodisc hold transits captured!

If your library is interested sharing or if you have questions about how to handle these materials, please contact Anna!

Deadlines

  • The 2017 Evergreen Indiana Annual Conference will be held on March 31, 2017 at the Fort Benjamin Harrison State Park Garrison. The final schedule has been posted on the Conference page. Registration closes tomorrow (March 23, 2017)! Please register now!
  • Executive and subcommittee ballots are due by May 12, 2017.
  • The 2017 Bylaws amendment votes are due by May 31, 2017.
  • The 2017 Ethics Audit closes on August 1, 2017.

Committee News

The Patron Services Committee met on March 21, 2017 at 10am at Greenwood Public Library. Subjects under discussion included the training manual, materials processing standards, an update to the patron account expiration notice, transit of damaged materials, and the pest procedures. The meeting was recorded and may be reviewed on YouTube.

The Executive Committee will hold their next meeting at the Evergreen Indiana Annual Conference. All interested staff are invited to attend.

Migration News

The New Castle-Henry County Public Library go live has been scheduled for May 3, 2017. There will be a modified cataloging freeze May 1-3, 2017 associated with this migration. Area libraries are invited to participate at the go-live!

See you in Covington!

Registration is open for the 2017 Evergreen International Annual Conference. The conference will be held April 5-8, 2017 in Covington, KY.

Weekly Update — March 14, 2017

Migration News

Please congratulate Washington Carnegie Public Library (WTONC) on their successful migration last week! Catalogers, thanks for your patience and please note that we have also already completed the associated de-dupe of bib records.

Please welcome our newest member, Ohio Township Public Library. Their application was approved unanimously by the Executive Committee via electronic ballot.

The New Castle-Henry County Public Library go live has been scheduled for May 3, 2017. There will be a modified cataloging freeze May 1-3, 2017 associated with this migration. Area libraries are invited to participate at the go-live!

Committee News

The Patron Services Committee will meet on March 21, 2017 at 10am at Greenwood Public Library. All interested staff are invited to attend.

Look What’s Here!

We have received the shipping boxes and labels for the DVD transit program! We’re getting things sorted out and working on how best to get the boxes to everyone (they’re a bit awkward to ship in bulk as flat pack via INfoExpress). We’ll be dropping them off, handing them over at conference and meetings, and whatever else we can do get them to participating libraries in the coming weeks. Additional information will be released to the Support listserv.

Conference Season is almost here!

Registration is open for the 2017 Evergreen International Annual Conference. The conference will be held April 5-8, 2017 in Covington, KY.

The 2017 Evergreen Indiana Annual Conference will be held on March 31, 2017 at the Fort Benjamin Harrison State Park Garrison. Breakfast and lunch will be served. Please register now (a link to a list of session descriptions is available on the form)!

Weekly Update — February 28, 2017

Migration News


We were at Knightstown Public Library last week to help with their recataloging project! Representatives from 5 libraries were on hand to help out. Our thanks to everyone who participated!

The Washington Carnegie Public Library’s go live has been scheduled for Wednesday, March 8, 2017. A modified cataloging freeze on March 6-8 will be associated with this go-live. If you are in the area and would like to attend the go-live, please let Anna know to expect you! A story appeared in the local news about their migration today!

Committee News

The Cataloging Committee will meet on March 2, 2017 at 10am at Plainfield Guilford Township Public Library. All interested staff are invited to attend.

Maintenance: New Shortnames

Just a reminder that we will be updating everyone to the new shortnames tonight, February 28, 2017. We are hopeful these new names will significantly alleviate name confusion transit issues in future.

Conference Season is just around the corner!

Registration is open for the 2017 Evergreen International Annual Conference. The conference will be held April 5-8, 2017 in Covington, KY.

The 2017 Evergreen Indiana Annual Conference will be held on March 31, 2017 at the Fort Benjamin Harrison State Park Garrison. Breakfast and lunch will be served. Please register now (a link to a list of session descriptions is available on the form)!

Deadlines

The next barcode and library card pool is scheduled for March 6-10, 2017. This will be the final purchase on this contract, so be sure to stock up!

Upcoming Evergreen Indiana Training Opportunities

March 3, 2017
Spring Cataloging Roundtable – Authority Control, 10am-Noon, Webinar. (2 TLEU)
March 7
Local Administration and Basic Reporting, Washington Carnegie Public Library, 9am-Noon (3 TLEU)
March 14
Basic Circulation, 9am-12pm, Indiana State Library, Room 428 (3 TLEU)
Holds, 1pm-3pm, Indiana State Library, Room 428 (2 TLEU)
March 15
Basic Cataloging, 9am-12pm, Indiana State Library, Room 428 (3 TLEU)
Local Administration, 1pm-3pm, Indiana State Library, Room 428 (2 TLEU)

Weekly Update — February 21, 2017

Committee News

The Cataloging Committee will meet on March 2, 2017 at 10am at Plainfield Guilford Township Public Library. All interested staff are invited to attend.

Maintenance: New Shortnames

Just a reminder that we will be updating everyone to the new shortnames on February 28, 2017. Since these were approved over a year ago, you may wish to review the list and remind yourself of your new shortname. We are hopeful these new names will significantly alleviate name confusion transit issues in future.

Migration News

The Washington Carnegie Public Library’s go live has been scheduled for Wednesday, March 8, 2017. The LocalAdmin and Reporting course, being taught onsite on March 7, is being opened up to other area library staff, please see below to register. A modified cataloging freeze on March 6-8 will be associated with this go-live.

A team of catalogers will be on-site at Knightstown Public Library today for a collaborative cataloging session! Watch for progress updates (and maybe photos) next week!

It’s almost Conference Season!

Registration is open for the 2017 Evergreen International Annual Conference. The conference will be held April 5-8, 2017 in Covington, KY.

The 2017 Evergreen Indiana Annual Conference will be held on March 31, 2017 at the Fort Benjamin Harrison State Park Garrison. Breakfast and lunch will be served. Please register now (a link to a list of session descriptions is available on the form)!

Deadlines

The next barcode and library card pool is scheduled for March 6-10, 2017. Please check your stock!

Upcoming Evergreen Indiana Training Opportunities

March 3, 2017
Spring Cataloging Roundtable – Authority Control, 10am-Noon, Webinar. (2 TLEU)
March 7
Local Administration and Basic Reporting, Washington Carnegie Public Library, 9am-Noon (3 TLEU)
March 14
Basic Circulation, 9am-12pm, Indiana State Library, Room 428 (3 TLEU)
Holds, 1pm-3pm, Indiana State Library, Room 428 (2 TLEU)
March 15
Basic Cataloging, 9am-12pm, Indiana State Library, Room 428 (3 TLEU)
Local Administration, 1pm-3pm, Indiana State Library, Room 428 (2 TLEU)

Weekly Update — February 16, 2017

Registration Now Open: EIAC 2017

The 2017 Evergreen Indiana Annual Conference will be held on March 31, 2017 at the Fort Benjamin Harrison State Park Garrison. Breakfast and lunch will be served. Please register now (a link to a list of session descriptions is available on the form)!

Register for EIAC 2017!

Maintenance Update: New Shortnames

We will be updating everyone to the new shortnames on February 28, 2017. We have already coordinated with major vendors that use shortnames for authentication, but if you have local contracts which utilize your shortname, you may need to reach out for an update in your configuration. Since these were approved over a year ago, you may wish to review the list and remind yourself of your new shortname. We are hopeful these new names will significantly alleviate name confusion in future.

NOTE: The links for overdue and lost notices are not changing to reflect the new shortnames, please continue to use the current links. An alternate method of accessing those notices is currently in development and should be available soon.

Committee News

The eContent Committee met on February 14, 2017 at 10 am at the Indiana State Library. We will be renewing our discount program with DEMCO Software (aka Boopsie) and information on JP Gillen’s Library App will be released to the eContent list.

The Executive Committee met on February 14, 2017 at 1pm at the Indiana State Library. The meeting was schedule for the 2017 conference has been released! Detailed program descriptions are available for review. Please note that minor shifts in timing may still occur. Registration is open for the 2017 Evergreen International Annual Conference. 8 Scholarship applicants were awarded scholarships to attend the conference by Evergreen Indiana.

Deadlines

The next barcode and library card pool is scheduled for March 6-10, 2017. Please check your stock!

Upcoming Evergreen Indiana Training Opportunities

March 3, 2017
Spring Cataloging Roundtable – Authority Control, 10am-Noon, Webinar. (2 TLEU)
March 7
Local Administration and Basic Reporting, Washington Carnegie Public Library, 9am-Noon (3 TLEU)
March 14
Basic Circulation, 9am-12pm, Indiana State Library, Room 428 (3 TLEU)
Holds, 1pm-3pm, Indiana State Library, Room 428 (2 TLEU)
March 15
Basic Cataloging, 9am-12pm, Indiana State Library, Room 428 (3 TLEU)
Local Administration, 1pm-3pm, Indiana State Library, Room 428 (2 TLEU)

Weekly Update — February 7, 2017

Maintenance and Configuration Updates

A weekly purge of unused monographic parts has been implemented.

Materials which have been assigned the Discard/Weed status are being automatically deleted 6 months after being set to that status. Libraries are encouraged to actively delete weeded holdings, but this cleanup tool will catch those which are missed.

The default sort order has been set to Popularity Adjusted Relevance. The popularity metric has been updated to evaluate the number of copies associated with a record, the total number of holds over 5 years, publication date, frequency of circulation, total circulation, and current hold counts. We’re excited to see how well this assists patrons with finding their desired materials!

Committee News

The eContent Committee will meet on February 14, 2017 at 10 am at the Indiana State Library. Vendor products under discussion will include Baker & Taylor’s Axis 360, J.P. Gillen’s Library App, and SkillSoft.

The Executive Committee will meet on February 14, 2017 at 1pm at the Indiana State Library. Topics on the agenda include the international conference scholarships, the 2018 membership fee rates, an exit fee bylaws amendment, insurance, the current pilots, and updates to the patron matrix. The meeting will be streamed and recorded.

2017 Evergreen International Conference

The schedule for the 2017 conference has been released! Detailed program descriptions are available for review. Please note that minor shifts in timing may still occur. Registration is now open for the 2017 Evergreen International Annual Conference. Scholarship applicants will be notified of the Executive Committee’s decisions next week.

Migration News

The Washington Carnegie Public Library’s go live has been scheduled for Wednesday, March 8, 2017. The LocalAdmin and Reporting course, being taught onsite on March 7, is being opened up to other area library staff, please see below to register. A modified cataloging freeze will be associated with this go-live.

Deadlines

The next barcode and library card pool is scheduled for March 6-10, 2017. Please check your stock!

Upcoming Evergreen Indiana Training Opportunities

March 3, 2017
2017 Spring Cataloging Roundtable, 10am-Noon, Webinar.
March 7
Local Administration and Basic Reporting, Washington Carnegie Public Library, 9am-Noon (3 TLEU)
March 14
Basic Circulation, 9am-12pm, Indiana State Library, Room 428 (3 TLEU)
Holds, 1pm-3pm, Indiana State Library, Room 428 (2 TLEU)
March 15
Basic Cataloging, 9am-12pm, Indiana State Library, Room 428 (3 TLEU)
Local Administration, 1pm-3pm, Indiana State Library, Room 428 (2 TLEU)