OhioNET is pleased to partner with the Consortium of Ohio Libraries (COOL), Ohio's Evergreen consortium, to provide system and administrative support services. Initially funded in part through an Institute of Museum and Library Services LSTA grant and spearheaded by the Community Library (Sunbury), the COOL group is currently comprised of:
By choosing an open source ILS, COOL members are able to perform their normal cataloging, circulation, acquisitions, and serials work, while having the flexibility to develop new functionality as the group evolves. These libraries are also using Evergreen as a union catalog, with shared cataloging services, so they will be able to streamline their acquisition time from selection to shelf and benefit from easy resource sharing among consortium members.
For more information about COOL, contact Matt Polcyn at OhioNET (firstname.lastname@example.org or 800-686-8975, ext. 27).