Virginia Evergreen Libraries Consortium
This project provides an affordable open source integrated library system (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 Nan Carmack. Below are libraries that are currently in the VEL Consortium.
- Please contact Nan Carmack (804/692-3792 or firstname.lastname@example.org for log in credentials)
- All three are available at https://equinoxoli.
- Local Administration–permanent access. This webinar is perfect for the new Evergreen user.
- Basic Reports…a recording of this training is available until the end of May
- Advanced Reports…a recording of this training is available until the end of July.
- Self-Check Set Up Tutorial…permanent access
- Online Card Registration Tutorial…permanent access
- Portsmouth Public Library – Added November 5, 2012
- Cumberland County Public Library – Added November 19, 2012
- MountainCat (Wythe-Grayson Public Library, Galax-Carroll Public Library) – Added January 2013
- Heritage Public Library – Added January 28, 2013
- Eastern Shore Public Library – Added March 4, 2013
- Middlesex Public Library – Added July 15, 2013
- Essex County Public Library – Added August 26, 2013
- Amherst Public Library – Added June 2, 2016
- Halifax South Boston Public Library – Added August 11, 2016
- Upgraded to 3.0 web client March 28, 2018
- 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 is mandatory for all new EG catalogers (even experienced catalogers migrating into the consortium) and will stress the importance of standardized records.