The Evergreen open-source software community is pleased to announce the release of version 2.10 of the Evergreen software.
Released on March 18, 2016, Evergreen 2.10 features many improvements to patron privacy and security.
"One of the things I like most about Evergreen 2.10.0 is its new enhancements to protect the privacy of library patrons, including giving them the ability to manage their reading history on a title-by-title basis," said Evergreen 2.10 Release Manager, Galen Charlton.
Protecting patron privacy in modern ILSs is something that requires vigilance and evolution.
Evergreen, which has long taken various technical measures to protect patron privacy, has now added several additional layers of encryption to user passwords. In addition, release 2.10 gives patrons further control over an even more secure, opt-in reading history.
This release also marks the midway point of the transition of Evergreen to a web-based ILS with the unveiling of a beta version for circulation and a preview of cataloging.
"Evergreen 2.10.0 represents an important step in Evergreen's path towards offering a web-based staff interface," Charlton said.
The web client will allow staff the freedom to perform their work wherever their job takes them, on a desktop or tablet on any operating system.
This release is a result of code and documentation contributions from 31 different individuals representing 19 organizations in the Evergreen community, along with financial contributions from three Evergreen sites that sponsored development.
"Evergreen is the product of many hands," Charlton said, "and I am pleased to see that several new people have contributed changes during the 2.10.0 release cycle."
Evergreen continues to be the leading ILS for consortia and delivers local flexibility and granularity of policies that no other software can match. Evergreen 2.10 maintains robust performance on its open PostgreSQL database and continues to deliver the most interoperability for libraries via its truly open APIs.
Evergreen 2.10 is available to all for download from the Evergreen web site at https://evergreen-ils.org/
The Evergreen community is made up of individuals, libraries, companies, and other organizations that support the Evergreen Integrated Library System. Evergreen is highly-scalable software that helps patrons find library materials and helps libraries manage, catalog, and circulate those materials, no matter how large or complex the libraries. More than 1,500 libraries around the world use Evergreen.
Evergreen is open-source software, licensed under the GNU GPL, version 2 or later.