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|Date||Milestone Event (last updated: 12 March 2012)|
|2012 June 7||The Board of Regents approved the change in the institutional missions of two of the University System of Georgia’s (USG) current Two-year Colleges – from South Georgia College to South Georgia State College in Douglas and from East Georgia College to East Georgia State College in Swainsboro. This change to that of a “State College” will allow them to offer limited bachelor’s degree programs|
|2012 May - June||The GIL Service Sites upgraded their Voyager servers to Oracle 11g. In addition, the Service sites did a hardware refresh and moved all servers to Solaris 10. Following these modifications all of the Voyager databases were upgraded to Voyager 8.1.0.|
|2012 May 10 /td>||The Board of Regents approved the change in the institutional missions of four of the University System of Georgia’s (USG) current Two-year Colleges – the four institutions are from Darton College to Darton State College in Albany, from Georgia Highlands College to Georgia Highlands State College in Rome, and in metropolitan Atlanta, from Atlanta Metropolitan College to Atlanta Metropolitan State College and Georgia Perimeter College will not change its name at this time. As “State Colleges” they will be allowed to offer limited bachelor’s degree programs'|
|2012 May 8 /td>||The BOR approved a road to institutional consolidation and mission changes. Whereas one new institution, the University of North Georgia, will be composed of North Georgia College & State University and Gainseville State College. The second consolidation will be the merging of Macon State College and Middle Georgia College (whose name was changed to Middle Georgia State College). This merger is a stepping stone to the creation of a new university in middle Georgia.|
|2012 February 20||The University System of Georgia Libraries continue to host several WIMBA informational sessions as they do research for their move to a "Next Generation Library System". Session 4 was titled: "Discovery, USG Experiences". This was a Panel discussion with: Bill Clayton, University of Georgia; Lauren Fancher, BOR ITS Library Services; Larry Hansard, Georgia Institute of Technology, Bryan Sinclair. Georgia State University & Shaundra Walker, Fort Valley State University - Discovery, USG Experiences (click here to access WIMBA presentation).|
|2012 January 11||The University System of Georgia Libraries continue to host several WIMBA informational sessions as they do research for their move to a "Next Generation Library System". Session 3 was titled: "What is Cloud Computing?". The presenter was John Scoville, Executive Director of Enterprise Infrastructure Services, University System of Georgia, - "What is Cloud Computing?" (click here to access) WIMBA presentation.|
|2012 January 11||The Board of Regents approved a USG Campus Consolidation Plan which will impact 8 USG institutions. Over the next few years the following changes will take place:
|2011 December 14||The University System of Georgia Libraries continue to host several WIMBA informational sessions as they do research for their move to a "Next Generation Library System". Session 2 was titled: "Collection Management in a Global Information World".The presenter was Michael Levine-Clark's. - "Collection Management in a Global Information World" (click here to access WIMBA presentation).|
|2011 December 9||The GIL-Find version of the GIL Universal Catalog is now in full production. Access to GIL-Find for the UC is http://gilfinduc.usg.edu.|
|2011 November 28||The University System of Georgia Libraries continue to host several WIMBA informational sessions as they present the "Next Generation Library System Series". The first session in the Series - Session 1 - was titled: "Next Generation Library Systems"The presenter was Marshall Breeding, Director for Innovative Technologies and Research for the Vanderbilt University Libraries: "Next Generation Library Systems" (click here to access WIMBA presentation).|
|2011 October 3||DeKalb Technical College has unveiled its new name - Georgia Piedmont Technical College. The GPTC home URL is http://www.gptc.edu and the GPTC GIL URL is: http://gil.gptc.edu.|
|2011 October 26-28||40th Annual Computing Conference was held October 26-28, 2011 at the Rock Eagle 4-H Center in Eatonton Georgia. Attending the Rock Eagle Conference has become a tradition for many staff and faculty because of the unique environment, the timely, leading edge sessions, state-of-the-art exhibitors, and the many social opportunities. This year besides the Video Contest there was a video trip down memory lane with " "RE: Memories" - enjoy: http://www.usg.edu/rock_eagle/memories.|
|2011 October 26-28||The first place winner of the 2011 Rock Eagle Video Contest was Columbus State University with their entry “Tech In a Box,“ a tale of the triumph of the End User over our best efforts to support them. Gainesville State College’s entry “Raging Nerds” melded an angry-birds style video game with the pitfalls of computer security to take second place, and last year’s winner, Clayton State University, brought their mojo back to win third place with their “We Can Help with That.” See the 2011 entries athttp://www.youtube.com/user/rockeaglevideo .|
|2011 November 21||GIL-Find is now available in beta mode for the GIL Universal Catalog. Access to GIL-Find in beta mode for the UC is http://gilfinduc.usg.edu.|
|2011 May 19||Macon State College hosted GUGM 2011 and had 242 registered professionals from both private and public academic Libraries around the state of Georgia who gathered to expand their professional knowledge in the areas of GIL - Voyager, GALILEO and Librarianship. Click here to review the GUGM 2011 presentations and handouts.|
|2011 May 11-13||This year's ELUNA 2011 Conference was held in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and was attended by over 400 library delegates from the US, Canada and up to 30 other countries. Its hidden theme was "transition" - moving from old to new in a reflection of the change in the information world as a whole. Click here to review the ELUNA 2011 Presentations. Click here to view the ELUNA 2011 Photo Gallery.|
|2011 April 13||The GIL Support Services staff launched a new web GIL web site. The URL for the new GIL web site is the same as the old web site which has been taken offline - http://gil.usg.edu. The new GIL web site uses the ExpressionEngine Content Management System - which is also being used by the University System of Georgia web site.|
|2011 February 1||The Medical College of Georgia changed its new name to the Georgia Health Sciences University. The new URL for GHSU is http://www.georgiahealth.edu and the GHSU GIL web site is located at: http://gil.ghsu.edu.|
|2011 January 1||The GIL Service Site staffs at Georgia Tech and UGA have upgraded the GIL Libraries to Voyager 7.2.0. The upgrade process started on 22 December and was completed on 30 December 2010. GIL Express services began when the USG Libraries started opening in 2011…4 January 2011.|
|2010 June 7||GIL Support Services has started making GIL-Find available to all USG institutions for testing only. The Library staffs will use a testing checklist to evaluate their Library’s GIL-Find implementation. After all GIL-Find sites are set-up for testing, GIL Support Services will work to make it more publicly available. A link will be placed in the ‘Classic’ GIL OPAC like the ones at the GIL-Find pilot sites. This is still a beta product.|
|2009 May 20||With the success of GUGM 2010 it was decided to go virtual again for GUGM 2009. The theme of "The Show Must Go On: Strategic Transitions for the Next Generation Library" is help set the stage for moving the GIL Libraries into the future. Click here to see GUGM 2010 handouts and session information.|
|2009 May 11-13||Customers of the Ex Libris Group, the leading provider of library automation solutions, will meet in Fort Worth, Texas for the 2010 ELUNA Conference. The hosting institution for ELUNA 2010 is Texas Christian University. Click here to see the ELUNA 2010 handouts and session information.|
|2009 December 10||In compliance with the security policy provided by USG, ALL GIL Libraries will be implementing the PIN option for the Patron login to GIL. This change will take place during the first half of January 2010. Initially a random 5 character PIN will be created for each Library Patron. When the PIN option is implemented for a GIL Library a link will be made available on the Login Webpage for each Patron to retrieve their initial PIN based upon their Last Name, and Barcode or Institution ID. All Patrons for ALL GIL Libraries are advised to change their default PIN to a 5-12 character alphanumeric string. When all of the GIL Libraries have had the Patron Pin option implemented, the GIL UC will be modified to require the use of the Patron PIN for GIL Express transactions.|
|2009 October 20||After 3 years and several Voyager upgrades, the GIL Universal Catalog has been reloaded. The GIL UC now contains 5,028,505 bibliographic records and 11,472,292 MFHD (holding) records, along with 7,530,192 Authority records... as of 20 Ocotber 2009.|
|2009 September 21||New Courier Service for GIL Express: Stat Courier. After a long process GIL has been able to piggyback onto the agreement that GPLS uses for courier services among the PINES libraries. We will use STAT Courier for GIL Express (and USG ILL). The target date for beginning deliveries and pickups is October 12. While GIL Libraries are using the same agreement for service, the GIL agreement for service covers only the USG libraries. The big change is that instead of using UPS the GIL Libraries will be using STAT Courier.
STAT Courier is based in St. Louis, Missouri but they cover all of Georgia. They have two primary sorting locations (Duluth and Albany) and one driver exchange location (Macon). STAT Courier has learned a lot from their initial experiences in working with GPLS/PINES, and GIL Express will benefit from those lessons.
This model also changes GIL's per transaction model that was used with UPS and will allow the GIL Libraries to more effectively budget for GIL Express and hopefully be able to continue this valuable service into the future.
|2009 August 29||For the last year the GIL OPAC Committee been testing VuFind, and has launched a live Beta link for this alternative catalog interface called GIL-Find, on the local GIL web sites at the pilot sites. Faculty, students, and staff can try GIL-Find through a link on their Classic GIL interface.
The GIL OPAC Committee initiated its GIL-Find Pilot Project at 8 pilot USG Libraries. MCG (GHSU) will continue in test mode for the immediate future, and Georgia Tech has already placed its version of GIL-Find into production. Two websites have been setup to help explain GIL-Find: About GIL-Find Project and GIL-Find vs Classic GIL.
The GIL-Find Project URLs are:
|2009 May 21||GUGM 2009 was held throughout Georgia using Are We Virtual Yet? as the theme. Joy Garman, Chair of the GUGM Planning Committee, and the various GUGM Committee members worked hard on the first transformation of GUGM from a face-to-face conference to a virtual conference using webcast and Wimba. With over 330 registered participants scattered among various locations, GUGM initiated its first virtual user conference. The morning session's Keynote Speakers were Dr. Susan Herbst, Executive Vice Chancellor and Chief Academic Officer for the University System of Georgia, and Mr. Carl Grant, President of Ex Libris North America. Being the first time that GUGM has been organized and held virtually, there were only 4 afternoon sessions. Other than comments about missing the "box lunch" gathering, the initial comments have been positive. Click here to see GUGM 2009 handouts and session information.|
|2009 May 6-8||ELUNA 2009 was held in Richmond, VA, and the feedback was very positive. Several Voyager libraries in Georgia were able to send representatives up the coast to Richmond. From the perspective of GIL, Bob Trotter, the lead Service Site Coordinator for the GIL Service Sites, was elected as the Vice-Chair of ELUNA for the coming year. This position will elevate Bob to Chair of ELUNA for the following year...CONGRATULATIONS to Bob!. Click here to see ELUNA 2009 handouts and session information|