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This post on the official Evergreen blog proposes that the superconsortium is the next stage in the evolution of Evergreen consortia. It argues that the superconsortium is a natural extension of open source development and consortial implementation.

The Hockey Librarian blog contains information about Pines, the Evergreen OS ILS Project, and the University of Rochester Extensible Catalog Project. The general blog covers categories such as the ALA, authority control, cataloging, and reference.

The Galecia Group blog contains information about Evergreen and links to the King County Library system and the Evergreen resource and sharing cooperative.

The TechSoup for Libraries blog contains information about the use of Evergreen and open source in library consortia. It describes the implementation of Evergreen in the Lake Cities Library system.

The Proverbial Lone Wolf Librarian blog contains information about the expansion of the implementation of Evergreen Open Source library software in the Grand Rapids Public Library.

The Free Range Librarian blog is written by community librarian for Evergreen OSS ILS K. G. Schneider. It discusses a wide range of topics such as blogging, book reviews, conferences, digital preservation, e-books, library 2.0, open data, and tagging.

This blog called Jack of All Trades includes a relatively detailed aricle about the Evergreen open source integrated library system. It discusses basic information about Evergreen, its history, installation, costs and support, and cataloging.

This blog called the K-12 Open Source Classroom contains information about Evergreen and other topics related to open source in education. It specifically addresses issues related to media and circulation.

This is the blog for the Evergreen open source library software. Categories include announcements, community projects, conferences, contributing, documentation, events, libraries, webinars, and releases.

The Equinox Software blog provides information on this open source provider of Evergreen and Koha. Additional information on services, news, and contacts is also available.

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Koha Geek is a blog by a librarian at Mahatama Gandhi University Library

This blog post from BibLibre talks about performance enhancements achieved by using Plack, a set of Perl tools, with Koha 3.10.

The Koha blog aggregates its posts related to OPACs, discussing topics like buttons, comments, logins, customization, tags, grids, and searching.

The LISWire news blog describes ByWater Solutions’ hitting the one-year mark of providing open source services to libraries. The general website also provides a FAQ, mailing lists, RSS feeds, subscription options, and testimonials.

The BibLibre blog describes its partnership with ByWater Solutions. The partnership aims to help meet the demands of the rapidly growing Koha community by providing crucial support for development and migration services.

The Vimal Kumar blog compares Koha and NewGenLib. It discusses Koha's advantage of having a truly global community and a wide developer and vendor base.

The Libology blog includes information about Katipo and LibLime. The main topic covered is the expansion of LibLime.

The LibraryThing blog contains information about support options for Koha. Other recent topics include tag clouds, branded applications, enhancements, audio books, and statistics.

The JacketFlap blog aggregates posts by topic, including open source and LibLime. These posts address topics such as trademark battles and paying for services.

This LINK 2.0 Koha blog contains information about Koha and LibLime. Topics include migration, communities, conferences, and news.

The Emerging Technologies Librarian blog compares LibLime and Koha. The post includes a basic introduction, information about open source, information about Koha and Liblime, and a discussion of their trademark battle and software development fork.

The Cataloging Futures blog contains information about open source cataloging tools and LibLime. Topics include RDA and the cataloging tool biblios.net.

The Librarian.net blog describes the trademark battles between Koha and LibLime in the US and New Zealand. It includes numerous links to relevant articles.

The Room of Infinite Diligence blog addresses issues related to Koha and Liblime. It mainly discusses the trademark dilemma and the problems associated with it.

This GMane blog is dedicated to fostering technical discussion of the Koha open source integrated library system. It allows users to submit information about bugs and bug fixes.

This blog for the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) Documentation Centre contains information about the Koha open source integrated library management software. It provides basic information about the Koha community, the libraries using Koha, and a link for more information.

This is the official blog for ByWater Solutions and addresses such topics as free open source webinars, MARC records, customer support, patron categories, libraries using Koha, migration, item types, and setting up libraries and branches in Koha.

The Clean Clouds blog includes an installation guide for Koha on various releases of Ubuntu with MySQL. It also provides information about open source and proprietary ILSs, Koha features, the software required, and finally detailed installation instructions.

This blog for the Multimedia Information Technology Group (MMIT) discusses Koha, open source, and trademarks. The post itself is brief but it contains numerous links to information to help readers understand the Koha-LibLime/PTFS development fork issue.

The 3 Geeks and a Law blog describes working with the open source library system Koha. It includes tips on Linux servers, hosting, Ubuntu, library branches, users, MARC records, and OCLC.

This Open Source Open Libraries website aggregates its posts and articles on the topic of migration. Topics covered include individual libraries going live with OSS ILSs, what to expect when migrating, and OSS ILS service providers.

The Collaborative Librarianship News website aggregates its articles on the topic of open source, including posts about training workshops, online materials, software development, calls for papers, consortia, resource sharing among smaller libraries, conferences, and software acquisitions.

The Disruptive Library Technology Jester blog discusses the impact of various technologies, including open source software, on libraries.

This is a Google Blogger website dedicated to NewGenLib topics such as MARC records, podcasts, implementation, news, and conversion tools.

This is a WordPress website dedicated to NewGenLib topics such as migration, installation, automation, and the maturity of the software.

The Deep Focus blog from the School of Architecture at the University of Texas at Austin provides a basic summary of Collective Access. It provides information about programming, digital media formats, and external data sources.

The Sonoma County Digital Library Project blog describes watching the development of Collective Access. It provides information about sources for updates, similar products, and the types of institutions that use the software.

The Open Source Archiving collaborative blog provides information about Collective Access. It describes the clean cataloging interface, the ability to define entities, "picklists" for vocabularies, profiles, sharing, and web publishing.

The Pattern Recognition blog discusses the Open Library Environment (OLE). It describes concerns about having too many people on "committees" to control the direction of the project.

The Rhodarian blog about archives topics discusses the Open Library Environment (OLE) Project. It describes the overall goals of the project as being to place the research library into the core business process within its educational institution and to collaborate with other institutions for resource sharing.

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