Evergreen Release 3.5 is now available. The latest semi-annual release upgrades several important functions.
The full MARC editor, billing and payment, hold notification, and patron self-registration processes all have improvements for users and staff. Updates to the new prototype Angular catalog also continue.
The release includes contributions from 18 individuals and 12 institutions, continuing progress through the pandemic. The enhancements are overseen by a group of 13 committers who review and approve all software additions to core software for the general releases.
The new release was overseen by Bill Erickson, software development engineer for the King County Library System and Chris Sharp, PINES System Administrator at the Georgia Public Library Service.
Evergreen continues to be the leading ILS for consortia and delivers local flexibility and granularity of policies that no other software can match and delivers the most interoperability for libraries via its truly open APIs. Evergreen is open-source software, licensed under the GNU GPL, version 2 or later and is available to all for download at no cost 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 2,000 libraries around the world use Evergreen.