Follow the progress of the Library @ Mohawk.s development of the open source ILS Evergreen. Hear the trials and tribulations and learn from the mistakes and successes that have occurred along the way . we are truly a learning organization on this project. We went live in summer 2008 . come and hear about where we.ve been, where we are and where we hope to be soon.
Robert Soulliere, Systems Librarian; Cynthia Williamson, Collection & Access Librarian, Mohawk College of Applied Arts and Technology
Find out how the Evergreen open source library system, originally developed for a public library consortium, is being adapted for academic libraries by three Ontario universities. Discussion will focus on the challenges, successes and mistakes (err, .learning opportunities.) of the project.
John Fink, Digital Technologies Development Librarian, McMaster University; Dan Scott, Systems Librarian, Laurentian University
Join an Evergreen developer on a tour of the architecture and source code of the Evergreen library system [...] Get ready to get your hands dirty with Evergreen . this will be a session filled with code!
William Erickson, Vice President, Software Development & Integration, Equinox Software Inc; Dan Scott, Systems Librarian, Laurentian University
Discover the Chinese version of Evergreen along with various multilingual issues related MARC standards, encoding, indexing, searching, and sorting especially associated with Chinese language.
Jason Zou, Systems Librarian, Lakehead University; Guoying (Grace) Liu, Systems Librarian, Leddy Library, University of Windsor
I was responsible for the sole Evergreen presentation at OLA SuperConference 2008 - it's awesome to see a lot more people jumping in this year! I'm keenly anticipating this conference - we'll have to set up at least one Evergreen "Birds of a Feather" session.
SuperConference is turning into an OSS powerhouse. In addition to the fantastic Evergreen content, Kevin Stranack will be giving an overview of open source options, Shann Leighton, William VanKeuren, and Wilda Allen will be describing how six autonomous libraries have formed a consortium to share KOHA, Michael Vandenburg and Cameron Metcalf will be covering CMS migrations where open source "reigns supreme" (to quote Iron Chef), and the leading OSS contender for CMS goodness, Drupal, takes center stage with Amanda Etches-Johnson, Catherine Baird, and Greg Sennema. Mark Leggott will also be on hand to explain how to harness disruptive technologies (and only a subversive inoculation would stop Mark from incorporating OSS into his pontification), Bartek Kawula is talking about OpenBiblio for the small and special library, Brian Beaton is describing the amazing K-Net which is powered by the OSS Nuke platform, and Loren Fantin will be demonstrating the OurOntario.ca suite which is open source. In the browser plugin category, Melissa Belvadi will be including LibX in her round-up of finding tools, and Cynthia Bail will be describing Zotero in her overview of citation tools. To bring it full circle, Stacy Allison Cassin and William Denton will be including the philosophy of Dan Chudnov in presenting their vision of One Big Library. Throw in some content on green computing and Toronto becomes a very hot destination at the end of January!