Virginia Evergreen Libraries Consortium
This project provides very affordable open source ILS to interested libraries that can be integrated into websites and mobile technology. Priority is to transition libraries from school based or old/non supported software. If a public library is interested in joining the Virginia Evergreen Libraries (VEL) Consortium, please contact the Program Manager. Below are libraries that are currently in the VEL Consortium.
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
Upgraded to 3.0 web client March 28, 2018
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.