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2019 Year in Review

I don’t know about you, but when I stop and look back at how far we’ve come since January, how my goals and focus have shifted to keep up with your needs and all of our new developments...it’s been a long year!

KLAS Version 7.7

The new version of KLAS is a major update, with some big changes on the back-end, high-volume Duplication on Demand support, and a rapid “Agile” development cycle.

The Beta deployment of 7.7 to North Carolina Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped at the beginning of the year allowed us to track down and fix a ton of issues -- all while getting Gutenberg integration in place and developing the new deployment processes. We were finally able to start bringing more libraries on board in May, and are now working on bringing our IRC/IMCs up on the new system as well.

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Keystone Holiday Decorations

Our office tree went up yesterday, and this morning Tracey and I decorated it. I love that we have a live tree because it makes the lobby smell wonderful! Here are some pictures of us decorating the tree and some of our other holiday decor. I hope you enjoy and have a lovely Holiday season!

 The 2019 Keystone Tree with lights waiting for ornaments.

It's beginning to look a lot like...

 

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Online KLAS IRC Roundtable

I am excited to share a new online effort to bring IRC / IMC users of KLAS together for idea sharing, feedback, and networking. Jen Buzolich (Vice President, KLAS Users' Group) and Cyndi Reimer (Chair, KLAS Development Advisory Committee) will host an online IRC Roundtable in a similar vein as KLAS Users' Conference Birds-of-a-Feather sessions. We invite you and any other staff from your organization that can attend to do so. Below is the info on how to join as well as the agenda the first Online KLAS IRC Roundtable.

KLAS IRC Roundtable - Bring your great ideas & feedback to share with other IRC / IMC KLAS users!

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Hello from DC

Drea and I are in Washington, DC exhibiting at the ASAE TEC 2019 trade show, meeting Association KLASusers and potential users. We'll be back with a regular blog post next week!

Our booth, with tall banners displaying KLAS' features for Associations and a whiteboard inviting attendees to share what is in their libraries.

Drea taking a slightly-silly selfie in front of the booth.

Join us next Tuesday for our regularly scheduled Key Notes blog posts.

November Update: 7.7 Rollout

It’s been a while since I’ve posted a 7.7 Rollout update! Back in July I posted about how the process works; all of that is still ongoing. However, now that 7.7 for IRCs is imminent, it seemed like a good time for a status update.

Current Status

We now have 10 Keystone-hosted and 3 self-hosted libraries running Live on 7.7!

More are testing their Preview databases, with only a few left on the list (don't worry, your Previews are coming soon).

Development has continued squashing bugs in the new version, as well as continually adding new features and improvements, especially for Duplication Service. (Overwhelmed by the Release Lists or just wondering what might be waiting for you in your next update? Make sure you didn’t miss my last post, a Quick Review of 7.7. Updates.)

7.7 for IRC / IMC

Some of you have been wanting the new version for a while, so I’m glad to tell you that it’s almost here!

A couple considerations:

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