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  • Commonwealth eBook Training - February 27

    Submitted by kelly on February 5, 2015

    On Friday, February 27, FLO will host a 3-hour training on the three Commonwealth eBook collections: Baker & Taylor Axis 360, BiblioBoard, and EBL.

    Deb Hoadley from the Massachusetts Library System provides additional details:


    Friday, February 27, 2015 from 10:30am-1:30pm, Wentworth Library Program Room

    Welcome to the Commonwealth eBook Collections!  We are ready to launch into some training for all three platforms! There will be a short update of the project; overview of all three platforms and what they offer; and then hands-on training with lots of time to ask questions and try everything out.
    There will also be introductory training on BiblioBoard Creator, and you will be receiving specific instructions about creating an account prior to the training. Email communication for Creator will come directly from BiblioLabs/BiblioBoard.
    Please BYODs!  It is important to also bring a laptop if possible.  We have a *limited* number of devices and laptops for those who can’t bring their own. Please let us know if you are unable to bring a laptop.

    We will take a short break at noon, please feel free to bring a non-perishable lunch. Snacks and beverages will also be provided.

    Wentworth Institute of Technology
    Program Room - Library
    550 Huntington Avenue
    Boston, MA  02115-5901

    Please register for this event, so we know who is coming and how many will be in attendance.  Click this link to register:[FLO]



    Contact Deb Hoadley at MLS with any questions.  Email is and phone is 508-357-2121 ext. 309




  • FCDC Adopting Open Source Case Study Paper Published on FOSS4Lib

    Submitted by kelly on November 13, 2014

    Congratulations to FCDC for getting their paper published to the FOSS4LIB site.

    Lysrasis press release

    Read about firsthand experiences of evaluating, selecting and implementing open source software. Featuring case studies from Crawford County Federated Library SystemFenway Libraries Online, and the University of Chicago Library, learn how these organizations handled the evaluation, selection, adoption, conversion, and implementation of the open source system.

     LYRASIS has published these open source software case studies on as part of its continuation of support and services for libraries and other cultural heritage organizations interested in open source software systems.