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November 24, 2021

Evergreen Project Usability Improvements in New Evergreen ILS Release. Usability and interface improvements highlight Evergreen's new Release 3.8, the latest semi-annual software update. Patron notes, messages and alerts are now in an improved consolidated interface for better service. Acquisitions also enjoys interface improvements via a more modern interface and other usability improvements including a new fund administration interface. [Full Announcement].

June 29, 2021

Evergreen Project Evergreen Users gather online for 2021 Conference. The Evergreen International Conference 2021 drew 326 attendees for three days of presentations and discussions online in late May. The conference featured two tracks with 31 sessions and was preceded by a day of in-depth pre-conference sessions. A virtual exhibit hall was also included. The average time spent by a conference attendee at the main conference was 20.5 hours, showing very high engagement in the topics. The conference's keynote address was by Becky Yoose, the founder of and Library Data Privacy Consultant for LDH Consulting Services. [Full Announcement].

March 19, 2021

Evergreen Project Evergreen Conference Registration Opens. The 2021 Evergreen International Conference will be held online May 25th through May 27th and registration is now open. The Evergreen community will gather for presentations and a virtual exhibit hall. A pre-conference with more intensive sessions will be held on May 24th. [Full Announcement].

October 30, 2020

Evergreen Project Evergreen Release Adds Curbside Pickup, Course Reserves. The largest new Evergreen release in years provides important new functionality for all types of libraries, including new curbside pickup and course materials modules. [Full Announcement].

September 21, 2020

Evergreen Project Evergreen Hack-A-Way moves online. The Evergreen community is proud to announce that the ninth annual Evergreen Hack-A-Way will be conducted entirely online using the Hopin ( platform. More robust than a simple meeting platform, Hopin allows for participant-driven events that are both pre-planned and that allow attendees to create their own sessions on the fly. Traditionally the Hack-A-Way has been held in-person. The current COVID-19 situation has presented the community with an opportunity. [Full Announcement].

September 3, 2020

Evergreen Project Curbside Pickup Now Available for Evergreen ILS. Equinox Open Library Initiative announces the availability of Curbside Pickup for libraries using Evergreen ILS. The latest feature was designed and developed by Equinox team members Sally Fortin, Andrea Buntz Neiman, Galen Charlton, and Mike Rylander. Development funding was provided by the Pennsylvania Integrated Library System (PaILS), which oversees SPARK, an Evergreen consortium in the state of Pennsylvania. [Full Announcement].

July 31, 2020

Evergreen Project New Evergreen Release 3.5. Evergreen Release 3.5 is now available. The latest semi-annual release upgrades several important functions. [Full Announcement].

July 1, 2020

Evergreen Project Online Evergreen Conference Expands Participation. The first Evergreen International Online Conference drew over 350 registrants for the June 9 through 11 event. Always quick to adapt, the open source community of Evergreen users moved to an online conference as a late substitution for the in-person Evergreen International Conference that had been scheduled for April in Atlanta but was cancelled due to the pandemic. [Full Announcement].

April 17, 2020

Evergreen Project Evergreen Helps Libraries Cope With Pandemic Changes. Features in the Evergreen library system software are assisting libraries using Evergreen cope with the evolving service landscape forced by the COVID-19 pandemic. Evergreenís Emergency Closing Handler enables libraries to quickly and easily shift due dates and hold shelf expiry dates to the next day the library is open and not increment fines while the library is closed. Settings can be different for different branches and locations in a library system. The Evergreen system can also extend patron expiration dates and hold expiration, presently requiring separate administrator actions, but targeted for adding to the Emergency Closing Handler in a later release. [Full Announcement].

December 20, 2019

Evergreen Project Evergreen Contributors of the Month. The Evergreen open source library system reflects the labor of thousands of library systems using it and improving it. Appropriately, each month the Evergreen community recognizes one of its contributors as Contributor of the Month. [Full Announcement].

December 7, 2019

Evergreen Project Evergreen release adds new features, updates infrastructure. Evergreen Release 3.4 is now available, and the software update adds features for users as well as library staff. The most dramatic addition for users is the implementation of book carousels, displaying book cover images on the public catalog home page that can be animated or static, and can be updated manually or automatically maintained. [Full Announcement].

August 2, 2019

Evergreen Project Evergreen Names New Core Committers. The Evergreen library system community named two new core committers at their recent Evergreen International Conference, Jane Sandberg of Linn-Benton Community College and Jason Boyer of the Indiana State Library. The 13 active core committers are entrusted with the responsibility of approving new code for Evergreen's semi-annual releases. [Full Announcement].

July 26, 2019

Evergreen Project Evergreen Community holds annual conference. The 2019 Evergreen International Conference was held recently in Valley Forge, Pennsylvania, for users and potential users of the Evergreen library management system. [Full Announcement].

July 1, 2019

Evergreen Project Midwest Librarians Recognized by Evergreen Community. Two Midwest librarians were recently recognized by the Evergreen library system community as Contributors of the Month -- Remington Steed of the Hekman Library at Calvin College in Michigan and Chauncey Montgomery of the Sunbury Community Library in Ohio. [Full Announcement].

April 11, 2019

Evergreen Project New Evergreen release adds new features, updates infrastructure. Evergreen Release 3.3 is now available, and the software update adds 82 improvements in its latest semi-annual release. Functionality improvements include updates and additions to the MARC Import/Export interface and a prototype of a new staff catalog interface. Both are part of the move to Angular. Improvements to patron registration and service are also included. [Full Announcement].

March 7, 2019

Evergreen Project Pringle Named Evergreen Contributor of the Month. The Evergreen Outreach Committee is pleased to announce that Jennifer Pringle has been selected as the Evergreen community's Contributor of the Month. Jennifer works for BC Libraries Cooperative (the Co-op) as Support Helpdesk & Trainer. The Co-op supports the Sitka consortium of public, post-secondary, K-12, and special libraries across three Canadian provinces. [Full Announcement].

March 1, 2019

Evergreen Project Evergreen library system community to hold Northwest Symposium. Evergreen library system community members from academic libraries, public libraries and vendors have come together to plan the first Northwest Evergreen Users Symposium. The Symposium will be held 10am-4pm on Tuesday, April 16, 2019, in the Vancouver Community Library in Vancouver, Washington. It will be an unconference-style event, with a very flexible agenda and a focus on sharing workflows and best practices, and will include an introduction to Evergreen, networking, and previews of presentations for the 2019 Evergreen International Conference later in April. [Full Announcement].

February 1, 2019

Evergreen Project Evergreen project selects Sharp as contributor of the month. Chris Sharp, PINES System Administrator at the Georgia Public Library Service (GPLS), has been selected as the January Contributor of the Month to the Evergreen open source library system by the Evergreen Projectís Outreach Committee. [Full Announcement].

October 23, 2018

Evergreen Project Evergreen completes move to web client, adds new features. The new Evergreen Release 3.2 completes the move to a modern web-based staff client, phasing out the old client, while providing other enhancements developed by the Evergreen community to enhance service for library users and improve tools for library managers. [Full Announcement].

January 30, 2018

Evergreen Project Evergreen to highlight opportunities for new workflows at ALA Midwinter. The Evergreen open-source community is leading a session at the 2018 American Library Association Midwinter meeting to show how Evergreen 3.0 is helping libraries serve their users in the modern age. Evergreen at the desk, on the road, and everywhere in between is scheduled for 1 to 2 p.m. at the Colorado Convention Center, Mile High 1E. [Full Announcement].