Hello SPARK Libraries, If you are working today in an environment with social distance and no in-person public services, you are one of many library workers engaging remotely. You are appreciated and your work matters. Thanks for being a SPARK Library. What can you do this Wednesday? Here are some ideas: Check the links on your catalog. Is your POWERLibrary … Read More
Pennsylvania Integrated Library System (PaILS) is a non-profit membership organization that provides access to a hosted open source Evergreen ILS software to a growing and engaged community of libraries in Pennsylvania. We are seeking employees who are highly skilled, productive, self-motivated, and have a tendency to embrace change and automation through technology. Successful candidates will work independently and on collaborative … Read More
Be prepared, PaILS staff are in the process of moving our current support site and Help Desk software from http://support.sparkpa to an upgraded hosted server at HelpSpot. The URL/address of the site will change to https://sparkpa.helpspot.com/ Please update your bookmarks and links to the site effective late evening July 18, or start of business July 19. There will be an … Read More
SPARK has 3 servers, Production, Test, and Resource Sharing. On Wednesday, June 12, SPARK’s Resource Sharing test server will be refreshed and upgraded to present Evergreen version 3.3.1–it will likely happen in the evening, so you will be able to try it out on or after Thursday, June 13. Let support know if you want to volunteer to do some … Read More
The Board of Directors of the Pennsylvania Integrated Library System (PaILS) is pleased to announce the appointment of Carrie Cleary as the organization’s new Executive Director, effective March 4th, 2019. Carrie has a history of serving Pennsylvania libraries as a former District Consultant for the Capital Area Library District and as Project Manager for the Pennsylvania Public Library Broadband Project. … Read More
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- Evergreen 3.1 Release Notes
Tamaqua Public Library, Shamokin and Coal Township Public Library & Schuylkill Haven Free Public Library signed PaILS membership agreements in January. The PaILS cooperative will grow to 64 libraries in 2015! York County Libraries went live on SPARK in January, Lackawanna County Library System will “Go Live” in March and Pottsville Free Public Library, Minersville Public Library, Tamaqua Public Library, … Read More
Since migration to Equinox as host, SPARK has been up and available 99.99% of the time. Great, right? And now SPARK is about to become even more stable and robust! Along with the move to Evergreen 2.6, PaILS will migrate to Sequoia to host SPARK this summer.