Friday, February 11, 2011

Going Out of Print

Going Out of Print

According to this article in District Administrator, school libraries will soon be primarily digital rather than print. The interesting point is not that students, along with adults, are shifting to digital media, but rather that this is front page news for school district administrators.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Saturday, February 5, 2011

The US Supreme Court has not been able to decide on whether the right of first sale exception applies to materials manufactured outside the US. The discussion is about printed books. Copyright law needs to be rewritten to take into account creation of literary works outside the US by means of data conversion technologies.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Manymoon Aquired by

Manymoon Aquired by

This should be an interesting combination, since Salesforce requires a lot of setup, and Manymoon requires almost none. It should be a powerful combination, especially for small businesses that don't want to go through a complex implementation process.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Sage Library System of Eastern Oregon has gone live with Evergreen

From today's LTLO from the Oregon State Library.

Congratulations to Eastern Oregon! King County moved to Evergreen a few months ago, and Eastern Oregon's move shows that open source driven by librarian developers can work even for a consortium of primarily very small libraries.


Sage Library System of Eastern Oregon has gone live with Evergreen as their next generation ILS. Equinox Software, Inc. oversaw the installation and migration of data from their previous system. Sage Library System of Eastern Oregon consists of 63 public, college, and school libraries. Eastern Oregon University, Pierce Library, is a member, and the university provides hosting services for the consortium. Karen Clay, Library Director at Eastern Oregon University, says, "We are very excited about the change to the new software. I think library users will get a better online experience. I am also pleased that after the transition, more of the public funds paid by Sage member libraries will be used for public purposes rather than being paid to a commercial software vendor." Equinox CEO, Brad LaJeunesse, says, "A consortium like Sage with very diverse libraries will certainly see the benefits of open source software. Public, school, and academic libraries all have different needs but the flexibility of Evergreen makes it an ideal system to allow every library to function at its highest level." Evergreen is a robust, open-source integrated library system best known for its unique ability to meet the needs of very large, high-transaction, multi-site consortia. However, it has also proven equally successful scaled down for even the smallest libraries. Since its debut in September 2006, the software has sustained the 280-plus libraries of the Georgia PINES consortium. Evergreen now supports over 700 libraries of every type-public, academic, special, and school media centers. Evergreen's rapidly expanding community includes libraries across 4 countries including 18 U.S. states and 8 Canadian provinces.