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Evergreen Virginia Project

Timeline

Portsmouth Public Library – November 5, 2012

Cumberland County Public Library – November 19, 2012

MountainCat (Wythe-Grayson Public Library, Galax-Carroll Public Library) – January 2013

Heritage Public Library – January 28, 2013

Eastern Shore Public Library – March 4, 2013

Upgraded to 2.3.7 – March/April 2013

Middlesex Public Library – July 15, 2013

Essex County Public Library – August 26, 2013

Moved hosting to Equinox from Lyrasis July 2014

Upgraded to 2.6 July 2014

Upgraded to 2.9 May 18, 2016

Amherst Public Library – June 2, 2016

Halifax South Boston Public Library – August 11, 2016

Notes for Incoming Libraries

Consortial cataloging can be a hard reality for those who are used to customizing bib records to best meet the searching needs of our patrons. Details that were previously added to fields such as title or edition can be inserted as a 5xx note.

Training for new EG catalogers (even experienced catalogers migrating into the consortium) will be trained on the Virginia Evergreen Libraries Catalog and will stress the importance of standardized records.

Member Communication

Member libraries are kept informed through a listserv at vel-general@listlva.lib.va.us. Participating libraries use this listserv to post and answer questions. One other listserv is for catalogers. If you would like to join any of these lists please contact the Virginia Evergreen Project Manager.

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