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September 21, 2020

(Evergreen Project) 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.

September 3, 2020

(Evergreen Project) 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.

July 31, 2020

(Evergreen Project) Evergreen Release 3.5 is now available. The latest semi-annual release upgrades several important functions.

July 1, 2020

(Evergreen Project) 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.

April 17, 2020

(Evergreen Project) 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.

December 20, 2019

(Evergreen Project) 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.

December 7, 2019

(Evergreen Project) 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.

August 2, 2019

(Evergreen Project) 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.

July 26, 2019

(Evergreen Project) The 2019 Evergreen International Conference was held recently in Valley Forge, Pennsylvania, for users and potential users of the Evergreen library management system.

July 1, 2019

(Evergreen Project) 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.

April 11, 2019

(Evergreen Project) 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.

March 7, 2019

(Evergreen Project) 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.

March 1, 2019

(Evergreen Project) 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.

February 1, 2019

(Evergreen Project) 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.

October 23, 2018

(Evergreen Project) 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.

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