With the changing services libraries offer to their patrons, staff workflows are quickly changing as we strive to keep up with our customers' high expectations. Library systems also need to adapt to support these modern workflows.
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.
Released this fall, Evergreen 3.0 features a new client that can run in a web browser on a desktop, tablet, or mobile phone. In addition to a new modern interface and new way of doing business, Evergreen 3.0 brings us many new features like digital bookplates, batch-editing of user records, public catalog support for linking to maps of shelving locations, and more robust infrastructure. If you haven't seen Evergreen in a while, now is the time to take a second look.
The session will also highlight new features expected in the March 2018 Evergreen release and provide a sneak preview of Evergreen's upcoming international conference.
Attendees are encouraged to ask other questions about Evergreen and the open-source community that supports it.
The session will be facilitated by Elizabeth Thomsen of the North of Boston Library Exchange (NOBLE) and feature talks from Evergreen community members Shae Tetterton of Equinox Open Library Initiative, Debbie Luchenbill of MOBIUS, and Kathy Lussier of MassLNC.
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 2,000 libraries around the world use Evergreen.