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So e 2

  1. 1. <ul><li>The State of Evergreen </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Q1 2010 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Bob Molyneux </li></ul><ul><li>April 22, 2010 </li></ul>
  2. 2. Walk down memory lane <ul><li>December, 1999 PINES goes live (26 systems, 98 outlets) </li></ul><ul><li>June, 2004 - Lamar Veatch commits the Georgia Public Library Service (GPLS) to a one year test of an open source initiative to develop a consortial library system </li></ul><ul><li>September 5, 2006, Evergreen goes live (46 systems) </li></ul><ul><li>November, 2007, Prince Rupert Public Library, Prince Rupert, BC </li></ul><ul><li>June, 2008, University of Prince Edward Island </li></ul><ul><li>November, 2008, Tsuga (Innisfil, Ontario, Public Library) </li></ul><ul><li>June, 2009, National Resources Canada </li></ul>
  3. 3. Changing Nature of FUD <ul><li>Open source? You going to use code written by a bunch of dope-smokin' hippies? </li></ul><ul><li>Evergreen is only in Georgia </li></ul><ul><li>Evergreen is only in public libraries </li></ul><ul><li>Evergreen doesn't have acquisitions. </li></ul>
  4. 4. What is Evergreen? <ul><li>First Consortial Library System </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Provide an online catalog for the consortium </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Provide means for resources to be shared </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Designed for a geographically dispersed, resource sharing network </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Consortial principles <ul><li>Uniformity of policies? </li></ul><ul><li>Scale </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Transactions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Keeping the database current </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Searches </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Non-linearity of scale </li></ul><ul><li>Politics </li></ul><ul><li>Limits? </li></ul>
  6. 6. Wellsprings of open source <ul><li>US Public Libraries by Total Expenditures </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Q1: 89% of total dollars (2,200+) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Q2-Q4: 11% of total dollars (6,800-) </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Evergreen ecosystem <ul><li>Growth in the community </li></ul><ul><li>More nodes </li></ul><ul><li>Superconsortium </li></ul>
  8. 8. The Evergreen Superconsortium <ul><li>Cooperation between consortia </li></ul><ul><ul><li>First instance with Equinox as midwife </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Latest: Kids' OPAC </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Bibliomation </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>KCLS </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>GPLS </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Sitka </li></ul></ul></ul></ul>
  9. 9. <ul><li>Data! </li></ul>
  10. 10. Public Libraries Running Evergreen <ul><li>By year </li></ul>Systems Outlets Pop Served Total Circs 2006 45 246 4.6m 17.2m 2007 4 8 68k 320k 2008 37 87 963k 6.9m 2009 75 149 1.7m 10.7m Q1 2010 17 21 109k 372k Totals 178 511 7.4m 35.5m
  11. 11. Systems in Consortia Q1 2010 Conifer 15 Evergreen Indiana 62 Michigan Evergreen 11 NTLC 13 PINES 51 SC LENDS 10 SITKA 30 Spruce 4 Tsuga 1 Totals 197
  12. 12. Evergreen Installations by Types of Library <ul><li>Count of systems </li></ul>Type Academic 12 Public 178 School 2 Special 12 State libraries 2
  13. 13. Begging for data
  14. 14. Pop Quiz
  15. 15. What month did FlorencePL Join SC LENDS?
  16. 16. Information Inflection point? <ul><li>What’s ahead? </li></ul><ul><li>Evergreen singularity? </li></ul>

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