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    • Evergreen Open Source LMS (http://www.open-ils.org) Jonathan Field Technical Director – PTFS Europe
    • Evergreen
      • Started in 2004, using open source development principles
        • Designed to be robust and scalable
        • It was the first consortial library system
    • Evergreen launched
      • October 5 th 2006, Evergreen went live in Georgia PINES
        • OPAC
        • Patron Self Service
        • Cataloguing
        • Circulation
        • Reporting
    • PINES Today
      • 50 Public Library Systems
      • Georgia Public Library Service (the state library of Georgia)
      • 275 branches
      • 17.3 million circulations in 2008
      • Often more than 100,000 circs per day
    • Summary circulation statistics at PINES for the day after Memorial Day, 2007-2009 Total for Day Maximum / hour Maximum / minute Maximum / second May 29, 2007 96,326 11,305 May 27, 2008 100,427 12,227 331 9 May 26, 2009 106,093 12,251 322 19
    • Since then ……
      • Evergreen evolves
        • Growth in numbers of libraries
        • Growth in types of libraries
        • Growth in countries
        • Growth in capabilities
      • Community
        • More people
        • Diverse skills being added
        • More vendors
      • The Evergreen Superconsortium
    • Public Library Migrations by year Public Library Systems 2006 46 2007 3 2008 37 2009 68
    • Large Urban Public Library Public Library Totals Population Served Total Circulations Book and Serial Volumes Public Library Systems outlets 2006 4,379,592 18,129,888 8,137,915 46 241 2007 66,126 310,128 209,994 3 8 2008 965,491 6,922,871 3,350,120 37 72 2009 to date 184,193 1,909,231 858,672 17 26 2009 projected 1,848,734 10,853,156 4,383,586 68 155 2006-2009 7,259,943 36,216,043 16,081,615 171 476 King County, 2010 1,205,095 19,121,913 3,146,400 1 51
    • Academic Libraries Running Evergreen
      • U of PEI
      • William Jessup University
      • Conifer
      • Laurentian University
      • University of Windsor
      • Algoma University
      • Columbia Bible College
    • Facts
      • Database – PostgreSQL
      • Consortia – Built from the ground up for consortia
      • Clustering supported? - Yes
      • Internationisation – Yes
      • Character encoding – UTF-8
      • EDI Support – in Version 2
      • Number of Installations - >100
      • Biggest Installation – Georgina PINES (over 270 libraries)
    • Feature List
      • Google search syntax and spelling
      • Bookbags and RSS
      • Patron Self Service
      • Circulation & Patron Interface
      • Cataloguing
        • Z39.50 client
        • MARC Editor with contextual help
        • Authority support
        • “ bucket” support
    • Feature List
      • Reporting Interface
      • Offline Circulation
      • “ slimpac” supports accessibility and mobile devices
      • Powerful permissions control
      • Growth in Evergreen’s Capabilities
        • Acquisitions
        • Serials
        • Reserves
      • Other development
        • Tidying up
        • Tweaking for local requirements
    • Evergreen Myths
      • “ Evergreen is great for public library consortiums with hundreds of branches, but doesn't scale down.”
      • Evergreen is in production in school libraries
      • Evergreen can run on a laptop with 1.5 GB RAM (50,000 records)
      • Evergreen VMWare images run happily in 512 MB of RAM
    • Evergreen Roadmap
      • Release 1.6 (October, 2009)
        • New events and notification framework
        • Billing enhancements for lost items
        • Automatic electronic serials support
        • Improved internationalization and localization functions
        • At or near Release 1.6, Evergreen will also release the first version of the reserves module
    • Evergreen Roadmap
      • Release 2.0 (2010)
        • Acquisitions (including EDI support)
        • Recalls
        • Reserves enhancements
        • Paper and electronic serials prediction and check-in
        • More language sets
    • Evergreen Roadmap
      • Post-2.0 Development
        • FulfiLLment (Inter-ILS resource sharing)
        • Inbound telephony
        • Outbound telephony
        • Inventory management
    • Mobile Device Support
    • Mobile Device Support - slimpac
    • Evergreen Open Source LMS (http://www.open-ils.org) Jonathan Field Technical Director – PTFS Europe