What's in a name? Library names in Evergreen
May 28th, 2019 by Rogan Hamby
Like most library management systems, Evergreen assumes that staff and patrons have very different needs. One of the less obvious differences is library names, or what in Evergreen are called organizational, or org, unit names. Org units ... [More]
You are Open Source - Joelle Hannert, Northwestern Michigan College
April 23rd, 2019 by Joelle Hannert, Laura Barry
Welcome back to our second installment of "You Are Open Source," part of an ongoing initiative to highlight the vibrant communities and libraries we have the pleasure to call partners. We would like to introduce you to Joelle Hannert, library and tec... [More]
Koha tip: I am not a number, I am a book in a free ILS!
April 18th, 2019 by Galen Charlton
Most of the time, using Koha can seem like just a matter of giving it random numbers and expecting non-random results. Consider a typical checkout:The number "30374000002741" is of course the results of scanning an item's barcode. But what do you d... [More]
Evaluating Open Source: "How?"
March 26th, 2019 by Grace Dunbar, Felicia Beaudry, Laura Barry
How will this product meet your needs? Make sure that the solution you are considering can be tailored to your needs not you tailored to fit the product. This and more in our last installation of our evaluating open source mini-blog series - this wee... [More]
Evaluating Open Source: "When?"
March 20th, 2019 by Grace Dunbar, Felicia Beaudry, Laura Barry
Is the open source solution you are considering kept current? Here's a short list of questions to ask as you're evaluating an open source solution for your library as part of our mini-blog series. This week's theme is "when?"When was the program fi... [More]