In case you missed it linux.com is running an article by Michael Stutz on Evergreen, an open source integrated library system developed by the state of Georgia to support a consortium of 44 different libraries. (Thanks for the link Adam)
Hanging out with miker_ and bradl in irc and having open-ils in my feed reader makes me take this sort of work for granted sometimes…and Michael’s article made me wake up and marvel at how truly remarkable the work they’ve done is.
The evergreen folks are hosting this years code4libcon where I’m supposed to be doing a presentation on the Atom Publishing Protocol. It’s a low cost/pragmatic alternative to the usual library technology conference options–and will be a good opportunity to buy these Evergreeners a beer. I hope to see you there.