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Project End

Jul
30

The active phase of our 4 year project to examine technical support resources for proprietary and open source ILS is ending on July 31, 2013, but this site will continue to exist as a resource for librarians and others interested in OSS ILS. We hope it will continue to be a helpful resource for the community. If you'd like to contact us to add information to the site, please use our contact form.

Cheers!

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OSS ILS project publications

Apr
24

easelThis site is only one of the products of the research conducted as part of the OSS Lib-Tech project, an IMLS grant funded project which undertook a study of technical support resources for proprietary and open source Integrated Library Systems. Dr.

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Training resouces updates

Feb
05

classroomIn addition to the screencasts that have been added lately we've also added a few new training resources. Staff training is often overlooked or put off to the end of any ILS migration, but it is a key part of any successful transition.

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Site navigation videos

Jan
13

TVWe've just added some new videos to the site demonstrating different ways to find information here. The first is a general overview and walkthrough of the getting started tab. We also have a video of the Evergreen pages and our community pages.

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Data Preparation

Dec
18

catalog cardsWe have a number of resources for data preparation as you consider your migration options.

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Additional training resources

Dec
12

Training is always an important part of any migration process, and we're always on the lookout for community created training.

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Keep checking back for updates!

Dec
04

If you're already familiar with our site, please keep checking back as we are going to be adding many new materials before the end of the year. We will be posting screencasts demonstrating how to use our website and distributing information about how different libraries have done data preparation and staff training for their OSS ILSs - so stay tuned!

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Site update and some demographic info

Dec
03

If you've tried to leave a comment but have been receiving an error message we seem to have that fixed now. According to Cindy Lancaster, technology coordinator at SIS, it seems we were encountering a "bug with the field_sql_storage module in core that caused a problem with auto increments in the field_comment_body table." Hopefully it won't crop up again and we can get some commenting and forum posting going.

In other news, I compiled some demographic info using Google Analytics today, discovering the following:

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Just getting started?

Nov
27

Are you a little overwhelmed with all this information about OSS ILS options? Do all the names sound unfamiliar? Not sure where to begin your research? Our "Getting Started" page has useful FAQs, a list of terminology with definitions, general best practices, and basic descriptions for the main OSS ILSs in the U.S. - Evergreen and Koha. Visit the main page to learn about the main requirements for OSS ILSs.

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Migration management tools

Nov
27

Consideration of a new ILS usually involves the input of several interested parties, depending on the size of your library. Often it's a challenge to manage the process in an effective way. There are a number of tools available to help with collaboration and project management however, and we've highlighted a few on our Resources page.

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