[OPEN-ILS-GENERAL] Are folks still interested in Evergreen for Academics?

Jane Sandberg sandbej at linnbenton.edu
Fri Jan 12 10:19:19 EST 2018

Your point is well taken, Ruth.  I'm very grateful for your email.

I also wouldn't want to see a separate academic fork of Evergreen.  I feel
very fortunate to work in a library that blends approaches that are
typically associated with both academic and public libraries.  There are
many libraries that blend these approaches even further: tribal college
libraries that also serve as the public libraries *and* archives of their
communities jump to mind as really successful examples.

At the same time, there are many ways that Evergreen could better help our
Library bolster student success. I believe that there is value in
discussing these with other folks who share a student success lens.

I imagine that this group would convene discussions both by itself and with
the larger Evergreen community.  I agree with Kathy; I don't see a need for
a separate email list at this time.  I also suspect that this group would
find itself building coalitions not just with the public libraries that use
Evergreen, but also with the primary and secondary schools that use
Evergreen, the special libraries that use Evergreen, and with libraries
that don't fit into the way we historically categorize libraries here in
the United States.

I am very open to ideas about how to *not* reinforce the silo approach,
while still being able to have really in-depth, student-centered
discussion.  For starters, how would folks feel about changing the group's
name to something like the Student Success Interest Group?

Thanks also to Jennifer, Kathy, Ron, and Jim for your interest and
contributions to this discussion. :-)

On Fri, Jan 12, 2018 at 6:20 AM, James Keenan <jkeenan at cwmars.org> wrote:

> For the sake of the academic libraries in C/W MARS, I'm interested. I
> think it's important in general, though, not to separate academics and
> publics and create small, unintended exclusion zones based on type of
> institution.
> Jim
> On Fri, Jan 12, 2018 at 8:55 AM, Gagnon, Ron <gagnon at noblenet.org> wrote:
>> Academic libraries are an important part of our consortium and we are
>> interested in improving usability for academic libraries, and attracting
>> more to Evergreen.
>> Ron
>> On Thu, Jan 11, 2018 at 8:19 PM, Jane Sandberg <sandbej at linnbenton.edu>
>> wrote:
>>> Hi Evergreeners,
>>> A while back, there was a great group of folks at academic
>>> institutions who were discussing issues of interest to academic
>>> libraries that use Evergreen (e.g. course reserves, cataloging and
>>> display needs, workflows, integration with campus systems).
>>> There's some documentation of this group here:
>>> https://wiki.evergreen-ils.org/doku.php?id=evergreen_for_academics
>>> Would folks be interested in seeing this group return?  If so, what
>>> sorts of activities and/or discussions do you think would be fruitful
>>> for this group to engage in?
>>> Thanks,
>>>     -Jane
>>> --
>>> Jane Sandberg
>>> Electronic Resources Librarian
>>> Linn-Benton Community College
>>> sandbej at linnbenton.edu / 541-917-4655
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Jane Sandberg
Electronic Resources Librarian
Linn-Benton Community College
sandbej at linnbenton.edu / 541-917-4655
Pronouns: she/her/hers or they/them/theirs
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