Usability and interface improvements highlight Evergreen's new Release 3.8, the latest semi-annual software update.
Patron notes, messages and alerts are now in an improved consolidated interface for better service. Acquisitions also enjoys interface improvements via a more modern interface and other usability improvements including a new fund administration interface.
Even more options are available to customize system handling of hold requests based on the pickup library. Use of item cover images is expanded in the system to the borrower's account displays for quicker identification of requests and loans.
Forty-seven individuals contributed code, translations, documentations, patches, and tests to this release of Evergreen.
Evergreen continues to be the leading ILS for consortia and delivers local flexibility and granularity of policies that no other software can match. Evergreen 3.8 delivers the most interoperability for libraries via its truly open APIs and 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.