[OPEN-ILS-GENERAL] 226 subscribers
JAshworth at daytonmetrolibrary.org
Fri Mar 23 10:29:07 EDT 2007
Count me among the other lurkers currently on Horizon.
I couldn't agree more with Elizabeth concerning the importance of the acquisitions module. It definitely has to be in place before we would seriously consider migrating to Evergreen. Although, it would be kind of funny to see our entire Acquisitions department go into shock by announcing they'll have to find some other way to do their job :)
| Joshua Ashworth
| IT Services - ILS Specialist
| Dayton Metro Library
| 215 E. Third St.
| Dayton, Ohio 45402
| jashworth at daytonmetrolibary.org
From: open-ils-general-bounces at list.georgialibraries.org [mailto:open-ils-general-bounces at list.georgialibraries.org] On Behalf Of Garcia, Elizabeth
Sent: Friday, March 23, 2007 10:04 AM
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Subject: Re: [OPEN-ILS-GENERAL] 226 subscribers
Hi John and all,
"My belief -- and please correct me if I'm wrong -- is that most of the Evergreen libraries are probably conversions from Horizon. "
PINES libraries were running Sirsi prior to Evergreen.
"Does the lack of acquisitions and serials significantly impact adoption? "
Absolutely. We have some large public libraries waiting to join PINES that will need the acquisitions module in place before coming on board. Most academic libraries have expressed the need for both serials and acquisitions before seriously considering a move to Evergreen. We have just completed the initial data-gathering via focus groups for the acquisitions module.
Elizabeth McKinney de Garcia
PINES Program Manager
Georgia Public Library Service
A Unit of the University System of Georgia
1800 Century Place, Suite 150
Atlanta GA 30345
egarcia at georgialibraries.org
On 3/23/07 9:46 AM, "John Fink" <john.fink at gmail.com> wrote:
Longtime user of OSS in libraries here, starting in 1995. I've always always been frustrated with commercial ILS vendors and have long wanted to see a robust open source ILS offering. About three or so years ago I did some messing about with Koha and found it okay, but not quite what I was looking for. The recent rise of Evergreen excites me treeee-mendously.
My library is a III shop and will remain that way for the forseeable future, but it never hurts to keep ones options open.
My belief -- and please correct me if I'm wrong -- is that most of the Evergreen libraries are probably conversions from Horizon. Is there some sort of document describing migration from a Horizon setup to Evergreen? Does the lack of acquisitions and serials significantly impact adoption?
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