Michigan Evergreen: An Open Source Project

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  • Michigan Evergreen: An Open Source Project

    1. 1. Michigan Evergreen: An Open Source Project <ul><ul><li>Randy Dykhuis </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>October 28, 2008 </li></ul></ul>
    2. 2. Today’s Presentation <ul><li>Background </li></ul><ul><li>Pilot Project </li></ul><ul><li>Next Steps </li></ul><ul><li>Challenges </li></ul>
    3. 3. Background <ul><li>MLC </li></ul><ul><li>MeLCat – statewide resource sharing system </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Based on INN-Reach </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Open to any library in Michigan </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Nearly 300 participating libraries </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Many libraries with inadequate automation </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Small </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Resource poor – finances & human </li></ul></ul>
    4. 4. Background <ul><li>ILS system goals </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Compatibility with MeLCat </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Full featured </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Affordable by small libraries </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Value-added </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Commercial solutions </li></ul><ul><li>Open Source options </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Koha </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Evergreen </li></ul></ul>
    5. 5. Background <ul><li>June 2007 Field trip to Atlanta </li></ul><ul><li>Informal market research in summer/fall 2007 </li></ul><ul><li>MLC Board approval in January 2008 </li></ul>
    6. 6. Pilot Project <ul><li>7 libraries, 4 different ILS vendors </li></ul><ul><li>Timeline </li></ul><ul><li>Go Live </li></ul>
    7. 7. Pilot Project <ul><li>Cost-sharing </li></ul><ul><li>Staffing </li></ul><ul><ul><li>MLC </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Grand Rapids Public Library </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Equinox </li></ul>
    8. 8. Next Steps <ul><li>All pilot project libraries live by end of 2008 </li></ul><ul><li>Into MeLCat </li></ul><ul><li>Additional libraries into the shared system </li></ul><ul><li>Figuring out our organizational structure </li></ul>
    9. 9. Challenges <ul><li>Database maintenance & cataloging </li></ul><ul><li>Support & training </li></ul><ul><li>Software development </li></ul><ul><li>Evergreen </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Young company </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Coopetition </li></ul></ul>
    10. 10. Contact <ul><li>Ruth Dukelow, dukelow@mlcnet.org </li></ul><ul><li>Evette Atkin, atkine@mlcnet.org </li></ul><ul><li>Elaine Ross, rosse@mlcnet.org </li></ul><ul><li>Randy Dykhuis, dykhuisr@mlcnet.org </li></ul><ul><li>Blog: www.mlcnet.org/evergreen </li></ul>

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