Open Source Software Development Contract Available (Evergreen ILS)

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Kyle Banerjee

Jul 2, 2010, 12:53:14 PM7/2/10

Eastern Oregon University, Pierce Library would like to engage the services of a programmer to develop specific functionality for the open source Evergreen ILS software.  The successful bidder will be responsible for making the Evergreen ILS interoperate with OCLC's WorldCat Navigator. The required interoperability includes the following capabilities: 

  • Essential item availability conveyed to Navigator via Z39.50 or other means
  • Place holds
  • Check in/out
  • Generate paging slips that can be used for routing through the Orbis Cascade Alliance courier system
Tasks include, but are not limited to, designing, coding and testing software. The successful candidate will use and contribute to the eXtensible Catalog's NCIP toolkit as necessary to achieve the place holds as well as check in/out functionality.  Coordination with both OCLC and Orbis Cascade representatives will be necessary to achieve interoperability.   

The total value of the contract is $20,000; the contract is available immediately and the expectation is that the work will be completed before December 31.  The well-qualified candidate will be able work remotely.  


Demonstrated experience using the following:

  • Linux
  • Perl
  • Java
  • RDBMS, preferably Postgres

Strong preference will be given to candidates demonstrating they are capable of developing an NCIP interface adequate for WorldCat Navigator purposes.  


  • Evergreen experience
  • Open Source software development
  • ILS and library operations knowledge
  • Knowledge of library standards
  • Knowledge of NCIP 


Please send an email addressing relevant qualifications for the position, a resume, and the names and contact information for three references to Beth Longwell, Sage System Administrator, at  The first review of applications will take place July 15th

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