Horizon to Evergreen Migration (was Re: [OPEN-ILS-GENERAL] 226 subscribers)

Hale, Pamela T phale at fhcrc.org
Tue Mar 27 13:53:55 EDT 2007

We are exploring Evergreen and we are currently a Horizon shop.  We also
have no real plans for migrating but we want to explore our options.  I'll
happily share anything I figure out about the conversion and I hope any
other Horizon libraries out there will do the same.

I think the lack of acquisitions and serials modules may be a limiting
factor for us, but this is still early exploration for us, so we are in a
"wait and see" kind of mindset.

Pamela Hale
Arnold Library

On 3/23/07 7:52 AM, "Jason Stephenson" <jstephenson at mailserv.mvlc.lib.ma.us>

> John Fink wrote:
>> A question:
>> My belief -- and please correct me if I'm wrong -- is that most of the
>> Evergreen libraries are probably conversions from Horizon.
> No, but a lot of Horizon libraries are now interested in options since
> our vendor has cancelled the next version of our product.
>>  Is there 
>> some sort of document describing migration from a Horizon setup to
>> Evergreen?
> There isn't, but since I plan to load our test Evergreen system with
> data from our Horizon system, something like that might come about at a
> later time.
> Also, we are not presently planning to migrate to Evergreen. We want to
> explore the capabilities and possibilities of the system. My main aim is
> to see how much work it would take to make it suitable for us, and to
> help with code patches in that direction if necessary.
> I have some experience with contributing to F/OSS projects in the past,
> and I see this as an opportunity for our consortium and for libraries in
> general.
>>  Does the lack of acquisitions and serials significantly
>> impact adoption?
> These are not issues for our consortium. We do not use either of these
> modules from our current vendor. Quite frankly, neither of them would
> have worked for us.
> There has been some interest from our members in getting an acquisitions
> module, but the one from our current vendor lacks basic security
> functionality. One location can alter another location's acquisitions
> setup for instance.
> While acquisitions would be a nice thing to have, it is not currently a
> requirement for us.
> Cheers,
> Jason Stephenson
> Merrimack Valley Library Consortium

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