Today the Lower Macungie Library in Macungie, PA goes live on SPARK! The library serves Lower Macungie Township and Alburtis Borough in Lehigh County. Welcome to Kathee and Natalie and their staff and patrons.
SPARK is upgrading to Evergreen v3.1.5 on Thursday September 20! To see the new features, check out the Evergreen Community’s Release notes-
This week SPARK welcomed six new libraries. Dimmick Memorial, Lehighton Area Memorial, Palmerton, Parkland Community, Southern Lehigh, and Slattington went live on SPARK on Thursday, August 16.
They’re joining three other Lehigh-Carbon Libraries –Emmaus, Whitehall and Coplay in SPARK, and soon Lower Macungie and Catasauqua will join. Catasauqua is not presently automated, but will be when they join SPARK! Congratulations, and WELCOME to all!
Authority Control Pre-Conference Session with Jane Sandberg from the Linn-Benton Community College in Oregon
Slides are here
All members of the Potter-Tioga Library System are now live on SPARK! Here they are:
Blossburg Memorial Library
Coudersport Public Library
Elkland Area Community Library
Galeton Public Library
Genesee Area Library
Knoxville Public Library
Mansfield Free Public Library
Oswayo Valley Memorial Library
Westfield Public Library
They join the Green Free Public Library in Wellsboro which has been on SPARK from the beginning. This brings the number of live SPARK libraries to 111.
On October 3rd the Lackawanna County Library System, Cambria County Library System, and Altoona Area Public Library began a resource sharing pilot. This was the first time non-neighboring, non-related libraries have shared resources via SPARK. During October 628 items were circulated to patrons through this pilot, and this is just the start. Thank you to the staff at all of these libraries for making this a success.
The Shamokin-Coal Township Public Library in Northumberland County is now live on SPARK! A big thank you to Equinox and everyone who helped to migrate them in record time. They were on an older system with a fragile server. Getting their data out before the server blew up was a challenge, but we did it! Welcome!