Category Archives: Consortium Buys: Library Cards

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 — November 15, 2016

RDA Toolkit Purchase

Ready to make the switch to RDA once the Authority Control cleanup converts the catalog? The RDA Toolkit group purchase is now accepting new members. Individual seats are available for $157.25; 2 or more are available for $149.60. Renewals and new members will be accepted until Monday, November 28, 2016. Existing members will receive notice of their current subscription later this week. Please email Anna with any questions or to subscribe or renew.

Support Notice

A brief reminder that the Indiana State Library will be closed November 24-26, 2016 in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday. INfoExpress service will also be suspended.

Maintenance Notices

During the Authority Control implementation, scheduled December 2-December 28, 2016, catalogers are reminded not to update existing bibliographic records. Please watch for updated timelines.

The next Evergreen software upgrade has been scheduled for December 31, 2016-January 1, 2017. All library access to the database will be suspended during that window.

Barcode Pool

Get your orders in now! The Barcode and Library Card pool is now open. The next pool will be in March 2017!

Upcoming Evergreen Indiana Training Opportunities

December 6
Basic Circulation, 9am-12pm, Indiana State Library, Room 428 (3 TLEU)
Holds, 1pm-3pm, Indiana State Library, Room 428 (2 TLEU)
December 8
Basic Cataloging, 9am-12pm, Indiana State Library, Room 428 (3 TLEU)
Local Administration, 1pm-3pm, Indiana State Library, Room 428 (2 TLEU)

Weekly Update — November 8, 2016

2016 Regional Roundtables Complete

We wrapped up our final Regional Roundtable in at the Spencer County Library! Representatives from 7 member libraries were in attendance.

2016 Southwest Regional Roundtable participants
2016 Southwest Regional Roundtable participants

Our thanks go out to all of our generous hosts this year and to all of the libraries that sent staff to provide input, share experiences, and suggest new projects!

2016 Evergreen International Hack-A-Way

2016 Hack-a-way participants
2016 Hack-a-way participants

Last week, Evergreen Indiana hosted the 2016 Evergreen International Hack-A-Way. 22 developers and sysadmins traveled to Indianapolis from across the US to collaborate on development work and plan for future projects. We were delighted to have the opportunity to host and support the development community.

Support Notice

A brief reminder that the Indiana State Library is closed November 8 and November 11 in observance of Election Day and Veterans’ Day. INfoExpress service is also suspended.

Maintenance Notices

During the Authority Control implementation, scheduled December 2-December 28, 2016, catalogers are reminded not to update existing bibliographic records. Please watch for updated timelines.

The next Evergreen software upgrade has been scheduled for December 31, 2016-January 1, 2017. All library access to the database will be suspended during that window.

Barcode Pool

The dates have been set for the next Barcode and Library Card pool. Please mark your calendars to get your purchase in November 14-18, 2016.

Upcoming Evergreen Indiana Training Opportunities

December 6
Basic Circulation, 9am-12pm, Indiana State Library, Room 428 (3 TLEU)
Holds, 1pm-3pm, Indiana State Library, Room 428 (2 TLEU)
December 8
Basic Cataloging, 9am-12pm, Indiana State Library, Room 428 (3 TLEU)
Local Administration, 1pm-3pm, Indiana State Library, Room 428 (2 TLEU)

Weekly Update — October 25, 2016

2016 Regional Roundtables

2016 Southeast Regional Roundtable
2016 Southeast Regional Roundtable

We were in Seymour and Mooresville last week for the Southeast and Central Roundtables! Representatives from 25 libraries were in attendance. Our thanks to our generous hosts, Jackson County Public Library and Mooresville Public Library!

2016 Central Indiana Regional Roundtable
2016 Central Indiana Regional Roundtable

The final Regional Roundtable of 2016 will be held this Friday in Rockport!

Reviewing Staff Permissions

We have updated the Staff Permissions Guide following the correction to the LocalAdmin profile. During this update, we did note some additional permission assignments that are out of line with current policy. In order to allow everyone a chance to prepare their staff, we will present the full list of permissions to be updated to the Executive Committee at their December meeting with an active date of January 1, 2017. LocalAdmins and staff are encouraged to review the guide and provide feedback.

Policy and Setting Updates

  • The “audiobook new” circ modifier is live and available for libraries to use.
  • The default circulation duration for pre-cats without an associated circ mod has been increased to 3 weeks.

Maintenance Notices

During the Authority Control implementation, scheduled December 2-December 28, 2016, catalogers are reminded not to update existing bibliographic records. Please watch for updated timelines.

The next Evergreen software upgrade has been scheduled for December 31, 2016-January 1, 2017. All library access to the database will be suspended during that window.

Barcode Pool

The dates have been set for the next Barcode and Library Card pool. Please mark your calendars to get your purchase in November 14-18, 2016.

Upcoming Evergreen Indiana Training Opportunities

December 6
Basic Circulation, 9am-12pm, Indiana State Library, Room 428 (3 TLEU)
Holds, 1pm-3pm, Indiana State Library, Room 428 (2 TLEU)
December 8
Basic Cataloging, 9am-12pm, Indiana State Library, Room 428 (3 TLEU)
Local Administration, 1pm-3pm, Indiana State Library, Room 428 (2 TLEU)

Weekly Update — July 5, 2016

Migration News

-The Eckhart Public Library and Garrett Public Library migrations have been scheduled for August 1, 2016.
-The Orleans Town and Township Public Library migration has been scheduled for August 22, 2016.

Please mark your calendars if you are a neighboring library and wish to send staff either for the go-live or that first week as support! Additional information about cataloging freezes will be released closer to the migrations.

Deadlines

The library card and barcode pool is now open through July 11, 2016. If you wish to participate in this pool, please contact Anna for pricing and ordering instructions.

Upcoming Evergreen Indiana Training Opportunities

July 30
Local Administration, 9am-12pm, Eckhart Public Library, Auburn IN (3 TLEU) [Participants must provide own laptop.]
August 17
Basic Circulation, 9am-12pm, Orleans Town & Township Public Library, Orleans, IN (3 TLEU) [Participants must provide own laptop.]
Holds, 1pm-3pm, Orleans Town & Township Public Library, Orleans, IN (2 TLEU) [Participants must provide own laptop.]
September 12
Basic Circulation, 9am-12pm, Indiana State Library, Room 428 (3 TLEU)
Holds, 1pm-3pm, Indiana State Library, Room 428 (2 TLEU)
September 14
Basic Cataloging, 9am-12pm, Indiana State Library, Room 428 (3 TLEU)
Local Administration, 1pm-3pm, Indiana State Library, Room 428 (2 TLEU)

Weekly Update — April 26, 2016

Evergreen International 2016

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Evergreen Indiana had 5 representatives at this year’s Evergreen International Annual Conference in Raleigh, NC. Congratulations again to our scholarship winners, Sarah Childs and Jocelyn Lewis! We came back with a lot of ideas for our consortium and for next year’s conference! Evergreen Indiana will be co-hosting the conference next year in Covington, KY, so please watch for announcements about how to get involved in this inspiring and fun event!

Calling All Catalogers: Spring Roundtable

Coming on May 19, 2016: Experienced Evergreen Indiana cataloguers will guide you through the screen information and many uses for Item Status and Copy Buckets. Whether you’re making batch item edits, batch call number changes, tracking special items, or deleting items, these two features are powerful tools to help make catalogue maintenance easier in Evergreen Indiana.

Registration is open; please use the links below in the Upcoming Trainings section.

Migration News

The Eckhart Public Library and Garrett Public Library migrations have been tentatively scheduled for August 1, 2016.

Deadlines

Our vendor has requested a change to our barcode/library card contract which would significantly increase the price. We are in active negotiations, but recommend that you plan on using the May pool if you want to lock in the current pricing ($.20/card). The pool will open on May 2, please prepare your orders now.

Upcoming Evergreen Indiana Training Opportunities

May 19
Spring Cataloging Roundtable, 10am-Noon, Webinar (1 TLEU)
June 28
Basic Circulation, 9am-12pm, Indiana State Library, Room 428 (3 TLEU)
Holds, 1:00pm-3:00pm, Indiana State Library, Room 428 (2 TLEU)
June 30
Basic Cataloging, 9am-12pm, Indiana State Library, Room 428 (3 TLEU)
Local Administration, 1:00pm-3:00pm, Indiana State Library, Room 428 (2 TLEU)

Weekly Update — March 8, 2016

Committee News

The Patron Services Committee will meet at 10am on Tuesday, March 15, 2016 at Mooresville Public Library. This meeting will be broadcast and recorded.

Committee meetings are open, and libraries are welcomed to send attendees to provide additional feedback.

Member News

Hussey-Mayfield Memorial Public Library welcomes new director Kelly Fann on April 4, 2016.
Linton Public Library welcomes new director Jennifer White.

Deadlines

The 2016 Evergreen Indiana Annual Conference registration is now open! Register here! (Registration will remain open until March 18, 2016 or until all available spaces are filled, whichever comes first.)

Last call!!! Scholarship applications for the 2016 Evergreen International Conference in Raleigh, NC must be completed in full and returned to the Evergreen Indiana Coordinator by this Friday, March 11, 2016! Applications are available here!

The barcode and library card pool is now open until March 11, 2016.

Upcoming Evergreen Indiana Training Opportunities

March 14
Basic Circulation, 9am-12pm, Indiana State Library, Room 428 (3 TLEU) [FULL]
Holds, 1:00pm-3:00pm, Indiana State Library, Room 428 (2 TLEU) [FULL]
March 16
Basic Cataloging, 9am-12pm, Indiana State Library, Room 428 (3 TLEU) [FULL]
Local Administration, 1:00pm-3:00pm, Indiana State Library, Room 428 (2 TLEU)
April 5
Advanced Cataloging, Part I, 9am-Noon, Webinar. You must register for and attend both parts to be eligible for your Cat1 and receive your 6 TLEUs.
April 6
Advanced Cataloging, Part II, 9am-Noon, Webinar. You must register for and attend both parts to be eligible for your Cat1 and receive your 6 TLEUs.
May 19
Spring Cataloging Roundtable, 10am-Noon, Webinar (1 TLEU)

Weekly Update — March 1, 2016

New Feature Available

Are you a fan of toolbars? Do you use the available toolbars, but wish you could add or remove buttons to improve your workflow? We have good news! LocalAdmins now have the ability to create locally customized toolbars. A brief tutorial is available.

Committee News

The Cataloging Committee met at 10am on Tuesday, March 1, 2016 at the Hussey-Mayfield Memorial Public Library. Their next meeting is scheduled for June 2, 2016.

The Patron Services Committee will meet at 10am on Tuesday, March 15, 2016 at Mooresville Public Library.

Committee meetings are open, and libraries are welcome to send attendees to provide additional feedback.

Member News

Mitchell Community Public Library welcomes new director Ophelia Roop.

Deadlines

The 2016 Evergreen Indiana Annual Conference registration is now open! Register here! (Registration will remain open until March 18, 2016 [Please note the deadline has been shifted!] or until all available spaces are filled, whichever comes first.)

Scholarship applications for the 2016 Evergreen International Conference in Raleigh, NC must be completed in full and returned to the Evergreen Indiana Coordinator by March 11, 2016. Applications are available here!

The next barcode and library card pool will open on March 7, 2016. Please prepare your orders!

Upcoming Evergreen Indiana Training Opportunities

March 14
Basic Circulation, 9am-12pm, Indiana State Library, Room 428 (3 TLEU) [FULL]
Holds, 1:00pm-3:00pm, Indiana State Library, Room 428 (2 TLEU) [FULL]
March 16
Basic Cataloging, 9am-12pm, Indiana State Library, Room 428 (3 TLEU) [FULL]
Local Administration, 1:00pm-3:00pm, Indiana State Library, Room 428 (2 TLEU)
April 5
Advanced Cataloging, Part I, 9am-Noon, Webinar. You must register for and attend both parts to be eligible for your Cat1 and receive your 6 TLEUs.
April 6
Advanced Cataloging, Part II, 9am-Noon, Webinar. You must register for and attend both parts to be eligible for your Cat1 and receive your 6 TLEUs.

Weekly Update — January 5, 2016

Upgrade News

We have completed the upgrade to 2.9! Reporting has been reinstated and all functions should be back online. If you observe further issues, please place a Helpdesk ticket. We are scheduling the OverDrive bibliographic record upload, and the new records should be in place by the end of the week. If you haven’t had a chance to take a look, please visit the project page for support and training documents and the new features video!

Support News

The Indiana State Library will be closed, and INfoExpress deliveries will be suspended on Monday, January 18, 2016 in observance of the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday.

eIDC News

New member Coatesville-Clay Township Public Library is now live.

Deadlines

  • SRCS ballots must be returned to the ISL on or before January 15, 2016 for tabulation. Find out more about SRCS!
  • The barcode and library card pool buy is now open until Friday, January 8, 2016. Please place your orders now!

Upcoming Evergreen Indiana Training Opportunities

March 14
Basic Circulation, 9am-12pm, Indiana State Library, Room 428 (3 TLEU)
Holds, 1:00pm-3:00pm, Indiana State Library, Room 428 (2 TLEU)
March 16
Basic Cataloging, 9am-12pm, Indiana State Library, Room 428 (3 TLEU)
Local Administration, 1:00pm-3:00pm, Indiana State Library, Room 428 (2 TLEU)

Weekly Update — November 4, 2015

Committee News

The Fall 2015 Patron Services Roundtable has been archived and is now available for viewing. If you would like to print or view the slidedecks, they are available on the Evergreen Indiana Webinars page.

We will be hosting guests from the Resource Sharing Committee at the December 8, 2015 Executive Committee meeting to discuss the SRCS (Statewide Remote Circulation System) project. Please mark your calendars (1pm-3pm) to join us or view remotely via that meeting’s broadcast.

Support News

The Indiana State Library will be closed, and INfoExpress deliveries will be suspended on Wednesday, November 11, 2015 as the state observes Veterans’ Day.

Member News

South Whitley Community Public Library welcomes new director Vicki Builta.

Deadlines

Please send in your ballots for the Executive Committee vacancy! Ballots are due to the State Library by November 25, 2015.

The barcode and library card pool buy is now open; it will close on the 6th. Please get your orders in now!

Upcoming Evergreen Indiana Training Opportunities

December 7
Basic Circulation, 9am-12pm, Indiana State Library, Room 428 (3 TLEU)
Holds, 1:00pm-3:00pm, Indiana State Library, Room 428 (2 TLEU)
December 9
Basic Cataloging, 9am-12pm, Indiana State Library, Room 428 (3 TLEU)
Local Administration, 1:00pm-3:00pm, Indiana State Library, Room 428 (2 TLEU)
December 16
Advanced Cataloging, Part I, 9am-Noon, Webinar. You must register for and attend both parts to be eligible for your Cat1 and receive your 6 TLEUs.
December 17
Advanced Cataloging, Part II, 9am-Noon, Webinar. You must register for and attend both parts to be eligible for your Cat1 and receive your 6 TLEUs.