The development community for the open source Evergreen ILS has released Evergreen 3.0. Used primarily by consortia of public libraries, Evergreen has been continuously enhanced since its first release in 2006. This release includes a new web-based staff interface. Previous versions of the staff client of Evergreen based on XULRunner, a user interface framework based on Mozilla, needed to be installed on each computer using the system. Work on a fully web-based staff client has been underway for four years, culminating with its full implementation in this release. Evergreen 3.0 also includes many other enhancements, including faster search performance and additional integration with e-book lending platforms such as OverDrive and RBdigtal (originally OneClick Digital). Evergreen has been implemented by over 1,500 public libraries in the United States and Canada.
Villanova University announced that version 4.1 of the open source VuFind discovery interface has been released. This version includes new features mostly oriented to developers to expand its capabilities for integrating with content resources and ILS systems. VuFind has been under continuous development since 2007 and has been implemented by thousands of libraries worldwide. Villanova University continues to serve as the lead institution for its development, supplemented by contributors affiliated with many other institutions globally.