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.
Virtual Training Schedule
All trainings are on the second Friday of the month from 10 am to noon.
November 8, 2019: Circulation
December 13, 2019: Serials
January 10, 2020: Local Administration…a recording of this training is available until April: https://equinoxoli.
There are three logins the libraries can use to view the video. The credentials are below and they can be shared by the libraries:
- vaevergreen1/ Evergr33n!
February 14, 2020: Basic Reports…a recording of this training is available until May:
All trainings can be accessed via this link:
Access Code: 117-679-693
New to GoToMeeting? Get the app now and be ready when your first meeting starts:
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
Middlesex Public Library – July 15, 2013
Essex County Public Library – August 26, 2013
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.