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The focus of the EIFL-FOSS Themed Week September 26-30, 2011 was on Evergreen, an established Open Source Integrated Library System (ILS) which has been the subject of a series of EIFL-FOSS pilots. Online presentations provided information on the latest developments with Evergreen and demonstrated how different libraries have implemented and worked with it.
Evergreen is software that helps library users to find library materials and helps libraries to manage, catalog, and circulate those materials. It includes circulation and cataloguing features, OPAC, search/retrieval via the Z39.50 protocol and SIP2.0 support for interaction with management software.
As Evergreen celebrated the 5th anniversary of its original version release, it has announced that over 1000 libraries worldwide now have an installation of Evergreen. The first libraries outside of North America to be based on Evergreen and have a public OPAC were in the EIFL country of Georgia (access their OPAC here) and the EIFL network is delighted to showcase the work of another early adopter in Armenia (access their OPAC here).
For more information about Evergreen, see our main Evergreen page.
Among the Themed Week activities organised by EIFL-FOSS was a free online workshop on Evergreen: a FOSS library system solution on Thursday 29th September 2011.
The guest contributors to the workshop were:
The workshop is supported by an open access wiki for Questions and Answers about Evergreen.
Download the presentation materials from the session: