This LibGuide contains information for SCLENDS members. You will find resources related to the consortium in general and resources related to use of the Evergreen web client.
All consortium members are welcome to share any information or documentation they have created. This guide exists to provide a home online for such documents, so that we may further share our resources.
Please feel free to submit any documentation you would like to include on the SCLENDS sys admin listserv, or contact Meg Stroup directly.
This guide is a work in progress.
SCLENDS is a consortium of South Carolina libraries, and the software we use is called Evergreen. Evergreen is an open source application that handles our bibliographic, item, and patron functions as well as a growing number of other functions including reporting, statistics, acquisitions, and serials predictions. Evergreen was originally developed in Georgia as a solution for a statewide ILS (Integrated Library Solution). In the years since GA PINES went live with Evergreen, the software has matured. Despite being a young ILS, Evergreen is now starting to match the industry leaders feature for feature. As an open source product, the Evergreen software is free, though you still need knowledgeable staff to run it. SCLENDS is proud to be part of the growing trend of Evergreen libraries and consortia appearing internationally. While open source library consortia are still a small minority, our numbers are growing dramatically every year.
We are proud that South Carolina can be a leader in this trend of allocating resources more intelligently and using communal resources to grow our tools. This allows individual libraries to focus on providing services to our local communities.
South Carolina State Library, SCLENDS Cataloging Coordinator
1500 Senate Street, Columbia, SC 29205
(803) 737-7736 | firstname.lastname@example.org
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