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Evergreen 2013: Linus’s Law

By 2013 Evergreen was, to coin a phrase, “nominally complete.”  It had gained the features needed to check off most of the right RFP boxes, and so be considered alongside other ILS’s with a significantly older code base.  Acquisitions and serials, along with circulation, cataloging, authority control, and the (underrated, in my opinion) booking functionality […]

August 29th, 2016 by

Evergreen 2012: ownership and interdependence

A challenge common to any large project is, of course, herding the cats. The Evergreen project has pulled off a number of multi-year projects, including completely replacing the public catalog interface, creating acquisitions and serials modules from scratch, creating a kid’s catalog, writing Evergreen’s manual, and instituting a unit and regression testing regime. As we […]

August 26th, 2016 by

Evergreen 2011

This is the sixth in our series of posts leading up to Evergreen’s Tenth birthday. 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 Metamorphosis is the word that comes to mind when I think back on 2011. It was Evergreen’s five-year mark and we had graduated from version 1.6 to 2.0. With the addition of acquisitions, serials, authority […]

August 25th, 2016 by

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I’ve been administering, designing and building software systems for nearly two decades, and half of that has been with libraries.