Weekly Update — December 10, 2015
SRCS: Voting is open!
We are accepting ballots from all members on the decision of whether or not to join the SRCS project as a consortium. Please be sure to research the project, speak with your Executive Committee representative, and ask any questions you may have so that you’re comfortable with your vote. eBallots went out on the Support listserv on December 9, 2015. Physical ballots will be released next week. Completed ballots must be returned to the ISL on or before January 15, 2015 for tabulation.
New shortnames proposed
As you may remember from the Regional Roundtables, we would like to implement an updated set of library shortnames that are more uniquely distinct across the state. The proposed list includes all IN public libraries so that we have fewer chances for complications in future as other libraries consider joining the consortium. Please let Anna know if you have any specific feedback on the name(s) proposed for your library!
The eContent Committee met on December 8, 2015 at the Indiana State Library. We hosted a presentation by SkillSoft, approved adding the “On the Shelf” feature to our NoveList configuration, and selected several vendors to pursue for later meetings. The eIDC Advisory Committee reviewed the implementation of and use by Student cardholders in OverDrive to date, discussed the end-of-year spendout status, and reviewed the possibility of formally selecting public domain content to the OverDrive collection. There will be a follow-up on the eContent listserv with terms for a possible SkillSoft purchase.
The Executive Committee met at 1pm on December 8, 2015 at the Indiana State Library. Agenda topics included SRCS participation and BIBFRAME development. A separate recap will be released, and the meeting’s recording may be viewed on: Youtube.
The Patron Services Committee will be meet at 10am on December 15, 2015 at the Greenwood Public Library. On the agenda are the Circulation Manual, the upgrade, the Circulation Matrix, and policies for new adults and fine-free libraries. Don’t forget to fill out this survey to provide us with some input to guide the Circulation Matrix discussion!
Committee meetings are open to the public, and member libraries are encouraged to send staff to contribute to the conversation!
The consortium will upgrade to Evergreen version 2.9 over the New Years weekend! We are actively testing the 2.9 interface in preparation for the upgrade! Please check out the instructions released to the Support listserv to participate in testing and visit the project page for support and training documents!
Please welcome the newest Evergreen Indiana member library, Starke County Public Library! Starke County’s application was approved by the Executive Committee on December 8, 2015, and they will be migrating to Evergreen Indiana in early 2016.
Thanks go out to our Periodicals Platform sponsorship group! The final support tier pricing ended up being $74 for Class C libraries, and $172 for Class A/B libraries. Don’t forget we are also ready for periodical content subscription renewals as you finish up your year-end spendouts!
The 2016 sponsors are:
Akron Carnegie PL, Andrews-Dallas Township PL, Barton Rees Pogue Memorial PL, Brownstown PL, Centerville-Center Township PL, Fulton County PL, Greensburg-Decatur County Contractual PL, Greenwood PL, Hagerstown-Jefferson Township PL, Hussey-Mayfield Memorial PL, Jackson County PL, Jay County PL, Lincoln Heritage PL, Loogootee PL, Mooresville PL, Morgan County PL, Noble County PL, Perry County PL, Plainfield-Guilford Township PL, Shelby County PL, Switzerland County PL, Syracuse-Turkey Creek PL
- We’re more than a group of libraries with a shared catalog. We are resource sharers extraordinaire! Share your programming and marketing success stories and inspire your peers. The Call for Proposals for presenters at the 2016 Annual Conference is now open.
- The Gale Analytics on Demand group buy deadline is December 18, 2015. Please contact John Pellegrino (firstname.lastname@example.org / 1-800-877-4253 x8205) if you want to participate.
Upcoming Evergreen Indiana Training Opportunities
Advanced Cataloging, Part I, 9am-Noon, Webinar. You must register for and attend both parts to be eligible for your Cat1 and receive your 6 TLEUs.
Advanced Cataloging, Part II, 9am-Noon, Webinar. You must register for and attend both parts to be eligible for your Cat1 and receive your 6 TLEUs.
Basic Circulation, 9am-12pm, Indiana State Library, Room 428 (3 TLEU)
Holds, 1:00pm-3:00pm, Indiana State Library, Room 428 (2 TLEU)
Basic Cataloging, 9am-12pm, Indiana State Library, Room 428 (3 TLEU)
Local Administration, 1:00pm-3:00pm, Indiana State Library, Room 428 (2 TLEU)