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Evergreen Open Source LMS (http://www.open-ils.org) Jonathan Field Technical Director – PTFS Europe
Evergreen <ul><li>Started in 2004, using open source development principles </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Designed to be robust an...
Evergreen launched <ul><li>October 5 th  2006, Evergreen went live in Georgia PINES </li></ul><ul><ul><li>OPAC </li></ul><...
PINES Today <ul><li>50 Public Library Systems </li></ul><ul><li>Georgia Public Library Service (the state library of Georg...
Summary circulation statistics at PINES for the day after Memorial Day, 2007-2009 Total for Day Maximum / hour Maximum / m...
Since then …… <ul><li>Evergreen evolves </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Growth in numbers of libraries </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Gr...
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 Libr...
Academic Libraries Running Evergreen <ul><li>U of PEI  </li></ul><ul><li>William Jessup University </li></ul><ul><li>Conif...
Facts <ul><li>Database – PostgreSQL </li></ul><ul><li>Consortia – Built from the ground up for consortia </li></ul><ul><li...
Feature List <ul><li>Google search syntax and spelling </li></ul><ul><li>Bookbags and RSS </li></ul><ul><li>Patron Self Se...
Feature List <ul><li>Reporting Interface </li></ul><ul><li>Offline Circulation </li></ul><ul><li>“ slimpac” supports acces...
<ul><li>Growth in Evergreen’s Capabilities </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Acquisitions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Serials </li></ul...
Evergreen Myths <ul><li>“ Evergreen is great for public library consortiums with hundreds of branches, but doesn't scale d...
Evergreen Roadmap <ul><li>Release 1.6 (October, 2009) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>New events and notification framework </li></u...
Evergreen Roadmap <ul><li>Release 2.0 (2010) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Acquisitions (including EDI support) </li></ul></ul><ul...
Evergreen Roadmap <ul><li>Post-2.0 Development </li></ul><ul><ul><li>FulfiLLment (Inter-ILS resource sharing) </li></ul></...
Mobile Device Support
Mobile Device Support - slimpac
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  1. 1. Evergreen Open Source LMS (http://www.open-ils.org) Jonathan Field Technical Director – PTFS Europe
  2. 2. Evergreen <ul><li>Started in 2004, using open source development principles </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Designed to be robust and scalable </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>It was the first consortial library system </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. Evergreen launched <ul><li>October 5 th 2006, Evergreen went live in Georgia PINES </li></ul><ul><ul><li>OPAC </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Patron Self Service </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Cataloguing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Circulation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Reporting </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. PINES Today <ul><li>50 Public Library Systems </li></ul><ul><li>Georgia Public Library Service (the state library of Georgia) </li></ul><ul><li>275 branches </li></ul><ul><li>17.3 million circulations in 2008 </li></ul><ul><li>Often more than 100,000 circs per day </li></ul>
  5. 5. 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
  6. 6. Since then …… <ul><li>Evergreen evolves </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Growth in numbers of libraries </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Growth in types of libraries </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Growth in countries </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Growth in capabilities </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Community </li></ul><ul><ul><li>More people </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Diverse skills being added </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>More vendors </li></ul></ul><ul><li>The Evergreen Superconsortium </li></ul>
  7. 7. Public Library Migrations by year Public Library Systems 2006 46 2007 3 2008 37 2009 68
  8. 8. 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
  9. 9. Academic Libraries Running Evergreen <ul><li>U of PEI </li></ul><ul><li>William Jessup University </li></ul><ul><li>Conifer </li></ul><ul><li>Laurentian University </li></ul><ul><li>University of Windsor </li></ul><ul><li>Algoma University </li></ul><ul><li>Columbia Bible College </li></ul>
  10. 10. Facts <ul><li>Database – PostgreSQL </li></ul><ul><li>Consortia – Built from the ground up for consortia </li></ul><ul><li>Clustering supported? - Yes </li></ul><ul><li>Internationisation – Yes </li></ul><ul><li>Character encoding – UTF-8 </li></ul><ul><li>EDI Support – in Version 2 </li></ul><ul><li>Number of Installations - >100 </li></ul><ul><li>Biggest Installation – Georgina PINES (over 270 libraries) </li></ul>
  11. 11. Feature List <ul><li>Google search syntax and spelling </li></ul><ul><li>Bookbags and RSS </li></ul><ul><li>Patron Self Service </li></ul><ul><li>Circulation & Patron Interface </li></ul><ul><li>Cataloguing </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Z39.50 client </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>MARC Editor with contextual help </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Authority support </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>“ bucket” support </li></ul></ul>
  12. 12. Feature List <ul><li>Reporting Interface </li></ul><ul><li>Offline Circulation </li></ul><ul><li>“ slimpac” supports accessibility and mobile devices </li></ul><ul><li>Powerful permissions control </li></ul>
  13. 13. <ul><li>Growth in Evergreen’s Capabilities </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Acquisitions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Serials </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Reserves </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Other development </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Tidying up </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Tweaking for local requirements </li></ul></ul>
  14. 14. Evergreen Myths <ul><li>“ Evergreen is great for public library consortiums with hundreds of branches, but doesn't scale down.” </li></ul><ul><li>Evergreen is in production in school libraries </li></ul><ul><li>Evergreen can run on a laptop with 1.5 GB RAM (50,000 records) </li></ul><ul><li>Evergreen VMWare images run happily in 512 MB of RAM </li></ul>
  15. 15. Evergreen Roadmap <ul><li>Release 1.6 (October, 2009) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>New events and notification framework </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Billing enhancements for lost items </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Automatic electronic serials support </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Improved internationalization and localization functions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>At or near Release 1.6, Evergreen will also release the first version of the reserves module </li></ul></ul>
  16. 16. Evergreen Roadmap <ul><li>Release 2.0 (2010) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Acquisitions (including EDI support) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Recalls </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Reserves enhancements </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Paper and electronic serials prediction and check-in </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>More language sets </li></ul></ul>
  17. 17. Evergreen Roadmap <ul><li>Post-2.0 Development </li></ul><ul><ul><li>FulfiLLment (Inter-ILS resource sharing) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Inbound telephony </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Outbound telephony </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Inventory management </li></ul></ul>
  18. 18. Mobile Device Support
  19. 19. Mobile Device Support - slimpac
  20. 20. Evergreen Open Source LMS (http://www.open-ils.org) Jonathan Field Technical Director – PTFS Europe
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