Don’t miss this interview with the Kyle Jones all about the WordPressMU/BuddyPress sites he’s developing for my classes at
Q: What are the pros and cons of using BuddyPress in an educational / classroom environment?
A: No other LMS that I’m aware provides such a human touch on learning. We really see the students [...]
My colleague Brenda Chawner is working on her PhD. Please take her survey if you’ve worked with OSS:
If you use free/open library or information management software, then please consider completing this survey if you haven’t already done so. It is anonymous, and may take up to 20 minutes of your time. The survey is [...]
Evergreen began in a similar way. In 2004, when it was obvious their legacy ILS could no longer support the needs of their 270-plus library consortium, Georgia PINES, the resource-sharing network of Georgia Public Library Service, held focus groups in which librarians were told, “Pretend it’s magic, and describe what you’d like library software [...]
A few weeks ago I got to to Kansas and train the NEKLS librarians on how to use the Koha ILS. While many libraries have been migrating to Koha (or choosing to migrate soon), NEKLS is the first that I’ve seen create a website for all of their libraries (and anyone else) to learn from as they train [...]
Casey Bisson writes:
The rights to my Library Technology Report on Open-Source Software for Libraries have reverted back to me, so I’m posting the text online under a CC-BY-SA license. More importantly, I’m using it as an opportunity to play with how longer-than-blog texts can be represented online.
Nice to have the full text of his outstanding LTR out on the [...]
Reminder: we here at Equinox have three (yes, three!) positions available for “Systems Developer, Library Automation Applications.”
Do you have a passion for libraries, or even just for organizing all the information you come into contact with? Does working with a small, agile team of software designers and developers to create unique and successful solutions [...]
Via Lorcan Dempsey:
From a news item on the library website at Prince Edward Island University announcing the introduction of the Evergreen library system ….
The only permanent change arising from this transition will be a positive one: a brand-new Library catalogue! We’ll be making lots of improvements to the catalogue search and display over [...]
Haven’t had a reinvention post in a while. I was tickled to read about Karen Schneider’s new position with Equinox.
As of June 23 (just in time for ALA!), I’m the Community Librarian at Equinox, the support and development company for Evergreen, the premier, industrial-strength open-source integrated library system software.
What, you ask, is [...]