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Inventory and closing down circulation
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Ava Jun 17, 2008.

Flexible scheduling
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Carole A. Aug 6, 2008.

Looking for a new OPAC
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Janice Jan 15, 2011.

 

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Mike McQueen left a comment for Pat Ropchan
"Greetings Pat, I'm Mike McQueen, teacher librarian and founder of http://www.GettingBoysToRead.com. Like many school districts, we are in a financial crises. Our school board recently proposed to eliminate ALL 20+ middle school teacher…"
Feb 2, 2012
Janice replied to Pat Ropchan's discussion Looking for a new OPAC
"Hey Pat, I have the OPALS system.  It's Open Source and I really like it. I use their web hosting service because our Tech department has enough on their plate and it is worth every penny.  There are start-up costs and an annual…"
Jan 15, 2011
Linda Wien Murray replied to Pat Ropchan's discussion Looking for a new OPAC
"I have used Destiny in two school districts and love it.  Very easy and intuitive.  Good tech support most of the time."
Jan 10, 2011
Shawn replied to Pat Ropchan's discussion Looking for a new OPAC
"I came from a district with CircPlus and I loved it. The reports functions were outstanding and I used Titlewise religiously."
Jan 7, 2011
Pat Ropchan commented on Lisa Perez's event Constructing New Learning Landscapes Webinar
"Thanks for the "heads up"."
Mar 9, 2010
Pat Ropchan is attending Lisa Perez's event

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Mar 9, 2010
Mary Fran Daley replied to Pat Ropchan's discussion Looking for a new OPAC
"I am leading a similar investigation. I have Spectrum Winnebago and am generally not happy. A few people I have talked to seem happy with Follett's Destiny on a number of fronts, particularly the add-ons. You can add Webpath to suggest relevant…"
Sep 20, 2009
David Sanger replied to Pat Ropchan's discussion Looking for a new OPAC
"In the Denver Public Schools we use Encore from iii (intelligent Interfaces Inc). It is the upgrade from Millenium. We are happy with the product and its capablities for our students. You can look at the PAC interfact at www.lion.dpsk12.org the III…"
Sep 16, 2009

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Hometown:
Calgary
What is the name of your school?
I've been a TL for 30 odd years and have experienced a lot of change in those years. I work at a 1-12 independent coed school (IB: PYP and Diploma) and was, until last year, the TL for the whole shebang.

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At 7:42am on February 16, 2009, Tom Adamich said…
Hi, Pat:

...Read you post recently and sent the following to KOHA. Let me know if you'd like to also talk more about MARC Wizard to assist in your cataloging efforts:

Message stream:

Hi. ...Look forward to talking with you. I posted the following on TeacherLibrarian.ning.com (http://teacherlibrarian.ning.com ) in response to the message that follows my response:

Hi. Have you ever consider open source for the school library?
Nicole E. Engard (Open Source Evangelist, LibLime): Serials Management in KOHA’s open source library software. The presentation will help you understand what open source is all about and show you how the Koha Open Source Automation system can not only handle formats like serials in the library catalog, but provide better services to patrons.
http://www.web2learning.net/wp-content/uploads/2006/06/ala-serials.pdf
Nicole C. Engard
Open Source Evangelist, LibLime
(888) Koha ILS (564-2457) ext. 714
nce@liblime.com
nicole.engard@liblime.com




Tom Adamich, MLS
President
Visiting Librarian Service
Senior Executive Consultant
Mitinet, Inc.
P.O. Box 932
New Philadelphia, OH 44663
330-364-4410
vls@tusco.net
toma@mitinet.com

Hi everyone,
We are in the process of changing our library’s online catalogue. At this point, we have been using Athena (Sagebrush/Follett product) for about 10 years. Unfortunately, our catalogue is not web based and the program will no longer be updated or supported (tech support). We need to move on. Could you tell me which OPAC you are using and if you are happy with it?
We have been looking at Destiny.
Thanks,
Pat

Pat's Profile information:

Hometown:
Calgary
About Me:
I've been a TL for 30 odd years and have experienced a lot of change in those years. I work at a 1-12 independent coed school (IB: PYP and Diploma) and was, until last year, the TL for the whole shebang.

________________________________________
From: Nicole Engard [nicole.engard@liblime.com]
Sent: Thursday, February 12, 2009 2:00 PM
To: Tom Adamich
Cc: Susan Buchanan; Galen Charlton
Subject: Re: Synergy with LibLime Serials/Cataloging via connection with Mitinet/VLS

Hi Tom,

Thanks so much for the email - and for recommending open source. I'm
CCing a few people at LibLime who might want to speak with you.

---

Nicole C. Engard
Open Source Evangelist, LibLime
(888) Koha ILS (564-2457) ext. 714
nce@liblime.com
AIM/Y!/Skype: nengard

http://liblime.com
http://blogs.liblime.com/open-sesame/



On Thu, Feb 12, 2009 at 1:55 PM, Tom Adamich wrote:
> Hi, Nicole:
>
> I'm the individual who referred Carolyn to you regarding KOHA and serials.
> In addition to serving as Head of Metadata Services, Muskingum College, I am
> also a consultant for Mitinet, which features cataloging software templates
> for a variety of formats (continuing resources and EAD are currently being
> added to the MARC Magician suite of MARC Wizard). My Mitinet supervisor,
> Sam Kuehnel, VP of Operations, has had previous dialogues with your company.
> Please advise if you'd like to talk further, either virtually or in person,
> regarding any synergies that may exist. I am also an individual member of
> ALISE (Assoc. of Library/Information Science Education) and serve on the
> School Libraries Committee. I will send you information on one of our
> projects (Spanish language cataloging) as well as examples of the MARC
> Wizard Edu. Version Learning Modules in a separate e-mail.
>
> Thanks for possibly "opening a door" to dialogue.
>
> Tom
>
>
> Tom Adamich
>
> Head of Metadata Services
>
> Muskingum College Library
>
> 163 Stormont St.
>
> New Concord, OH 43762
>
> Office: 740-826-8015
>
> FAX: 740-826-8404
>
> email: tadamich@muskingum.edu
>
> -or-
> Tom Adamich, MLS
> President
> Visiting Librarian Service
> Senior Executive Consultant
> Mitinet, Inc.
> P.O. Box 932
> New Philadelphia, OH 44663
> 330-364-4410
> vls@tusco.net
> toma@mitinet.com
At 8:43am on May 27, 2009, Mike McQueen said…
Hi Pat,
I'm a teacher librarian & recently started a community based blog for getting boys to read - http://GettingBoysToRead.com. Please send me a friend request if you'd like to network, share ideas, and learn more about getting boys to read.

Sincerely,
Mike McQueen

LET'S NETWORK HERE TOO (request me as a friend):
My FACEBOOK Profile
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At 7:55am on February 2, 2012, Mike McQueen said…

Greetings Pat,

I'm Mike McQueen, teacher librarian and founder of http://www.GettingBoysToRead.com. Like many school districts, we are in a financial crises. Our school board recently proposed to eliminate ALL 20+ middle school teacher librarians and also cut all 90+ elementary schools to half time. Since we are the biggest district in all of Colorado, we worry this will cause other districts to follow suit. We launched an online movement and are going to do our best to put up a good fight.

If possible, please visit our Facebook page and "Like" us http://www.facebook.com/SupportSchoolLibraries . Adding a positive comment and sharing with your friends would help our morale as well. The board finalizes the budget soon so your timely support would be greatly appreciated!

Sincerely,

Mike McQueen

Teacher Librarian at McLain HS

Lakewood, CO

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