Weekly Update – March 12, 2013


We’d like to begin talking about a plan for upgrading to the next version of Evergreen. As suggested by the Executive Committee, we are looking at weekends in August for our upgrade window. We propose to upgrade on Friday, August 9 to Sunday, August 11. More details will be forthcoming.

Also, with regards to getting staff prepared, ISL will be making a test server available in the coming months with the version of Evergreen to which we will be upgrading. At that time, ISL staff and our committees will organize learning opportunities (webinars, onsite demos, presentations, etc.) to get staff ready for the new version.

Evergreen Indiana Annual Meeting – Save the Date

The Evergreen Indiana Annual Meeting will be held on Thursday, May 9 in central Indiana (location: tbd). Cost is also TBD but registration should be available on the WebJunction Calendar soon!

Draft schedule:

8-9am Registration

9:30-10am Welcome

10-10:50 1st Sessions

a. Evergreen self-check users tell all – Scott Tracey, West Lafayette Public Library

b. RDA and You: How RDA will affect non-catalogers – Sarah Childs, Hussey-Mayfield Memorial Public Library

c. Searching the Evergreen catalog – Jill Stange, Indiana State Library

11-11:50 2nd Sessions

a. Updates and new features in the eIndiana Digital OverDrive Consortium – Montie Manning, Alexandria-Monroe Public Library

b. Cleaning up the patron database – Shauna Borger, Indiana State Library

c. Dealing with difficult patrons and enforcing Evergreen policy – Bill Anderson, Indiana State Library

12-1pm Lunch and business meeting

1-1:50pm Evergreen Jeopardy – Test your Evergreen knowledge! – Hosted by ISL staff and Ray Rainier, Peabody Public Library

2-2:50pm Subcommittee meetings / Presentation by the attendees of the 2013 Evergreen International Conference

3-3:50pm 3rd Sessions

a. Explicit Content: Getting what you want out of Evergreen Reports with minimum (well, less) cursing – Jason Boyer, Jackson County Public Library

b. Holds in Evergreen – Shauna Borger, Indiana State Library

c. Weeding and collection turnover, putting Evergreen to work – Alexis Caudell, Mitchell Community Public Library


Advanced Cataloging trainings have been scheduled for the end of the month.

Part 1, Tuesday, March 26
Part 2, Wednesday, March 27


Circulation Committee is meeting on Tuesday, March 19.
Draft agenda