Who We Are
In 2017, the Chief Library Officers of seven Massachusetts Public Institutions of Higher Education (Holyoke Community College, Mass Bay Community College, Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts, Middlesex Community College, North Shore Community College, Quinsigamond Community College and Roxbury Community College) collaborated in developing a consortium more closely aligned with the needs of academic libraries.
During the 2017/2018 academic year, these libraries, with the assistance of the Fenway Library Organization, worked feverishly to negotiate exits from their existing networks. Policies and procedures were established, installation of the open-source Koha integrated library system was completed, and migration from existing systems took place. The newly developed HELM catalog went live on July 1, 2018.