[OPEN-ILS-GENERAL] 226 subscribers

Peter Newman Peter.Newman at cdu.edu.au
Thu Mar 29 00:30:44 EDT 2007

Hi Brad (and everyone - belatedly) 

I'm the library sysadmin at Charles Darwin University in Darwin
Australia and we have branches at 3 campuses which run off the same ILMS
(Horizon).  Previously our vendor supported systems running on open
source (RHEL) but now we're not sure what they support so are planning
contingencies which now justifies me spending work time installing and
evaluating Evergreen - YAY! :-)

I've been a sysadm for ~ 10 years working mostly in libraries and here
at CDU for just over 1 year.  All our servers here run on VMWare ESX
infrastructure which is really nice and I feel like a very lucky admin
given that our uni here is small and doesn't get much funding.  I
haven't had time to do a test installation of Evergreen and start
exploring possibilities for data migration but that is my first task.

Reading over your FAQ and feature list I have to this movie quote comes
to mind

 "Goddamn, I...I gotta tell you, I'm fairly excited to see
  what you're capable of, if Morpheus is right and all...We're
  not supposed to talk about this, but if you are...Damn, it's
  a very exciting time."

Are there many academic institutions running Evergreen?

Peter Newman

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Sent: Friday, 23 March 2007 10:15 AM
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Subject: [OPEN-ILS-GENERAL] 226 subscribers

Hi folks,

You know, there are 226 subscribers to this list. That's really amazing.

So, anyone care to break the ice and introduce themselves? It's awfully 
quiet in here. I'm sure someone has something more interesting to say 
than I do. :)

Well, ok, fine, twist my arm... I'll go first and introduce myself. I'm 
Brad LaJeunesse, one of the instigators behind the Evergreen project 
here at the Georgia Public Library Service. I'm not a software 
developer, but rather a systems administrator type, and I am primarily 
responsible for the servers that support the PINES consortium's 
installation of Evergreen. I'm also a degree-toting professional

In addition to my sys-admin duties, I also act as a project manager for 
the Evergreen software development project, yet I will readily admit 
that kind of work is not exactly my forte. There's just some sort of 
similarity between being a 'project manager' and a 'cruise coordinator' 
that I just can't get my head around. (Trust me, you never want to be on

a cruise that I've coordinated.) Thankfully I have a great team to work 

So, with my introduction out of the way, why are we all here? Well, ok, 
you're all here because you've heard of Evergreen, are interested in 
Evergreen, something like that... or you're just in the wrong place. :) 
I'm here because this was my crazy idea, so I'm stuck. But the rest of 
you-- what do you want to talk about? What questions do you have? What 
do you want to see on this mailing list?

If you wish to remain anonymous and send questions/comments directly to 
me, I'd be happy to post them back to this list for you.

Look forward to hearing from ya'll. If no one speaks up, I'll be forced 
to resort to more devious measures, such as singing karaoke.


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