Marmot & Prospector Project 2011

Prospector logoDocuments are posted here to inform library staff and other interested readers about the project to load Marmot library holdings into the Prospector regional catalog and expand resource sharing among Colorado and Wyoming libraries.
Prospector statistics
Prospector Annual Report Nov 2011 (.doc 1.3MB)
Implementation & Training
This webcast for Colorado Christian University, Colorado Mountain College, and Pitkin County Library includes practical training for Millennium users. This material was presented again Mar 1 to ~50 attendees at the CLiC Spring Workshop in Grand Junction:

An older series of webcasts for Western State College and Mesa County Public Library District covered Prospector configuration options as well as differences and similarities between Marmot Holds for the past 3 years and Prospector Holds going forward.

Prospector Info for Library Staff. This site contains a wealth of information about how Prospector works.
Marmot library staff are encouraged to join either of two Prospector lists. Posts include announcements about upgrades, library closures, and system changes, as well as normal committee business.  General Prospector announcements are always posted to both lists (in case you only subscribe to one).

  • prosp-cat-l – covers Prospector-related cataloging and reference issues.
  • prosp-circ-l – covers Prospector-related circulation and delivery issues. 
  • Visit to subscribe.

Marketing & Communication

  • Mesa County Libraries Prospector Poster (pdf 3.9mb, Jan 2011) illustrates one way your library can promote Prospector. Download the Prospector Poster Template (MS Publisher format) and replace the logo, footer, or any other element to suit local needs. Or contact Marmot if you would like us to provide custom posters for your library.
  • Prospector Handout.pdf is another sample, suitable for bookmarks to give away with Prospector loans. Editable .pub format.
  • Generic Prospector brochure (MS Publisher format, Jan 2011) was updated by the Alliance to include Marmot libraries. You can download and use it as you see fit. Although the Alliance made the brochure usable “as is,” they expect most libraries may want to brand it and modify it, so there is plenty of blank space for local library graphics and copy.
  • Press Release Nov 23, 2010. (pdf 70kb)
  • "Marmot & Prospector--Sharing Library Resources Across the Divide". This project description includes LSTA grant application content that was updated and distributed to Marmot library directors Oct 14, 2010. (docx 31kb)
  • DataLink Oct 2010. This issue of the Colorado Alliance newsletter features Marmot & Prospector. (pdf 650kb)