[OPEN-ILS-GENERAL] Are folks still interested in Evergreen for Academics?
director at hagerstownlibrary.org
Fri Jan 12 10:21:51 EST 2018
Thank you, Jane. I'm following this discussion with interest.
On Fri, Jan 12, 2018 at 10:19 AM, Jane Sandberg <sandbej at linnbenton.edu>
> 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
>> 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.
>>> On Thu, Jan 11, 2018 at 8:19 PM, Jane Sandberg <sandbej at linnbenton.edu>
>>>> 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:
>>>> 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?
>>>> Jane Sandberg
>>>> Electronic Resources Librarian
>>>> Linn-Benton Community College
>>>> sandbej at linnbenton.edu / 541-917-4655
>>>> Pronouns: she/her/hers or they/them/theirs
>>> Ronald A. Gagnon
>>> Executive Director
>>> North Of Boston Library Exchange (NOBLE)
>>> Danvers, Massachusetts 01923
>>> 978-777-8844 <(978)%20777-8844>
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>> *Jim Keenan*
>> Library Applications Supervisor | C/W MARS
>> 67 Millbrook Street, Suite 201, Worcester, MA 01606
>> 508-755-3323 x 323 | http://www.cwmars.org
> Jane Sandberg
> Electronic Resources Librarian
> Linn-Benton Community College
> sandbej at linnbenton.edu / 541-917-4655 <(541)%20917-4655>
> Pronouns: she/her/hers or they/them/theirs
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