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.
Jane Sandberg is the Electronic Resources Librarian at Linn-Benton Community College in Albany, Oregon. She's been interested in open source library software since her library school days, an interest that only intensified when she started using Evergreen in 2013. She also founded and leads the Student Success Working Group which focuses on connecting academic and school libraries in the Evergreen community. Jane has also been focusing on ways to improve accessibility in the Evergreen OPAC and staff client.
Jane is thrilled to be a core committer. In this role, she is looking forward to developing her skills at providing feedback on submitted patches, and doing what she can to move Evergreen forward. "It's a really exciting project to work with the build team and be one of the first people to see what the next build looks like."
Jason Boyer is the head of the MIS Division of the Indiana State Library and has worked in libraries since 2000. He has worked in an Evergreen library since 2008 and has been contributing patches nearly as long. Jason is vice president of the Evergreen Project board and a member of the planning committee for the annual Evergreen International Conference.
Jason is honored to be added as a core committer; Evergreen is very important to him and the opportunity to have a more direct impact on its progress is exciting. He also hopes to assist others in improving Evergreen by also offering feedback and support to patch writers and testers.
Evergreen continues to be the leading ILS for consortia and delivers local flexibility and granularity of policies that no other software can match. Evergreen 3.3 continues to deliver the most interoperability for libraries via its truly open APIs. Evergreen 3.3 is available to all for download at no cost from the Evergreen web site at https://evergreen-ils.org/ Evergreen is open-source software, licensed under the GNU GPL, version 2 or later.
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.