[OPEN-ILS-GENERAL] Where, oh where ...

Lori Bowen Ayre lori.ayre at galecia.com
Wed Oct 3 10:30:23 EDT 2012


There is no official mentoring program for administrators (the developers
have been participating in the Google Summer of Code which is rather
mentory) but I'm sure you could find yourself one.

I know that the libraries that were part of the KCLS IMLS grant have phone
conferences every couple of weeks and that has proven to be an excellent
way to share information and build relationships.  Building these
relationships turns in to mentoring opportunities.  I encourage you to get
on IRC, attend the conference and continue to reach out as you've done.
 I'm guessing you'll find yourself someone willing to work with you.

I think it is a good idea to facilitate these kinds of relationships as
well and I think we can help with that on the new Drupal site we are
building (see Drupal.evergreen-ils.org).  If you'd like to work with the
Web Team on setting up something that would do that, we'd love to have you.

The DIG has done great work on documentation and we need even more.  Having
someone capable of creating screencasts of various tasks would be great.  I
think Equinox has done some but I've never seen a "getting started with
Evergreen" type of document or screen cast. But I agree we need it!


Lori Bowen Ayre //
Library Technology Consultant / The Galecia Group
Oversight Board & Communications Committee / Evergreen
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<Lori.Ayre at galecia.com>Specializing in open source ILS solutions, RFID,
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On Wed, Oct 3, 2012 at 5:33 AM, Donald Butterworth <
don.butterworth at asburyseminary.edu> wrote:

> I was afraid that might be the case. I had hoped that there were some
> master Jing <http://www.techsmith.com/jing.html> experts that had already
> created video tutorials. Alas not, eh? I've been reading though the
> Evergreen Indiana Training Manuals, and am finding them very well written.
> It looks to me like the text could almost be used, as is, for video
> scripts. Is there a video subcommittee in DIG?
> Does the Evergreen Community have a mentoring program where experienced
> libraries could take newbies under their wing and answer rudimentary
> questions?
> Blessings to all,
> Don
> Don Butterworth
> Faculty Associate / Librarian III
> B. L. Fisher Library
> Asbury Theological Seminary
> (859) 858-2227
> don.butterworth at asburyseminary.edu.
> On Wed, Oct 3, 2012 at 12:08 AM, Jason Etheridge <jason at esilibrary.com>wrote:
>> > Most of the major docs that have been done are available here:
>> > http://docs.evergreen-ils.org/
>> > http://www.open-ils.org/dokuwiki/doku.php
>> I think it's fair to say that the docs we have are more in the vein of
>> reference manuals than user guides.  There are library specific
>> training materials floating about, but I'm not sure how current or
>> comprehensive they are.  That said, DIG(*) is open to more help,
>> resources, etc.  We can make better documentation happen; I'm
>> impressed with what they've done so far.
>> (*) - http://www.evergreen-ils.org/documentation.php /
>> http://evergreen-ils.org/dokuwiki/doku.php?id=evergreen-docs:dig
>> -- Jason
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