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1 Evergreen Documentation
2 =======================
3 Documentation Interest Group
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8 Introduction
9 ============ 
10
11 About This Documentation
12 ------------------------
13
14 This guide was produced by the Evergreen Documentation Interest Group (DIG),
15 consisting of numerous volunteers from many different organizations. The DIG
16 has drawn together, edited, and supplemented pre-existing documentation
17 contributed by libraries and consortia running Evergreen that were kind enough
18 to release their documentation into the creative commons. Please see the
19 <<attributions,Attributions>> section for a full list of authors and
20 contributing organizations. Just like the software it describes, this guide is
21 a work in progress, continually revised to meet the needs of its users, so if
22 you find errors or omissions, please let us know, by contacting the DIG
23 facilitators at docs@evergreen-ils.org.
24
25 This guide to Evergreen is intended to meet the needs of front-line library
26 staff, catalogers, library administrators, system administrators, and software
27 developers. It is organized into Parts, Chapters, and Sections addressing key
28 aspects of the software, beginning with the topics of broadest interest to the
29 largest groups of users and progressing to some of the more specialized and
30 technical topics of interest to smaller numbers of users.
31
32 Copies of this guide can be accessed in PDF and HTML formats from http://docs.evergreen-ils.org/.
33
34 About Evergreen
35 ---------------
36
37 Evergreen is an open source library automation software designed to meet the
38 needs of the very smallest to the very largest libraries and consortia. Through
39 its staff interface, it facilitates the management, cataloging, and circulation
40 of library materials, and through its online public access interface it helps
41 patrons find those materials.
42
43 The Evergreen software is freely licensed under the GNU General Public License,
44 meaning that it is free to download, use, view, modify, and share. It has an
45 active development and user community, as well as several companies offering
46 migration, support, hosting, and development services.
47
48 The community’s development requirements state that Evergreen must be:
49
50 * Stable, even under extreme load.
51 * Robust, and capable of handling a high volume of transactions and simultaneous users.
52 * Flexible, to accommodate the varied needs of libraries.
53 * Secure, to protect our patrons’ privacy and data.
54 * User-friendly, to facilitate patron and staff use of the system.
55
56 Evergreen, which first launched in 2006 now powers over 544 libraries of every
57 type – public, academic, special, school, and even tribal and home libraries –
58 in over a dozen countries worldwide.
59
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63
64 Software Installation
65 =====================
66
67
68 Introduction
69 ------------
70
71 This part will guide you through the installation steps installation or
72 upgrading your Evergreen system. It is intended for system administrators. 
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90 System Configuration and Customization
91 ======================================
92
93 Introduction
94 ------------
95
96 The Evergreen system allows a free range of customizations to every aspect of
97 the system. Use this part of the documentation to become familiar with the tools
98 for configuring the system as well as customizing the catalog and staff client.  
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185
186 Using the Browser Staff Client
187 ==============================
188
189
190 Introduction
191 ------------
192
193 This part of the documentation deals with general Browser Client usage including
194 logging in, navigation and shortcuts.
195
196 For information about the XUL client, consult the http://docs.evergreen-ils.org/2.11/[Evergreen 2.11 documentation].
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216 System Administration From the Staff Client
217 ===========================================
218
219 Introduction
220 ------------
221
222 This part deals with the options in the Server Administration menu found in the
223 staff client. 
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269
270 Local Administration
271 ====================
272
273 Introduction
274 ------------
275
276 This part covers the options in the Local Administration menu found in the staff
277 client. 
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311 Acquisitions
312 ===========
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330
331 Cataloging
332 ==========
333
334 Introduction
335 ------------
336
337 This part describes cataloging in Evergreen.
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396 Serials
397 =======
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417 Circulation
418 ===========
419
420 Introduction
421 ------------
422
423 Use this section for understanding the circulation procedures in the Evergreen
424 system.  
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428 Holds Management
429 ----------------
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453 Reports
454 =======
455
456 Introduction
457 ------------
458
459 Learn how to create and use reports in Evergreen. 
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483 Using the Public Access Catalog
484 ===============================
485
486 Introduction
487 ------------
488
489 Evergreen has a public OPAC that meets WCAG guidelines (http://www.w3.org/WAI/intro/wcag), which helps make the OPAC accessible to users with a range of disabilities. This part of the documentation explains how to use the Evergreen public OPAC. It covers the basic catalog and more advanced search topics. It also describes the ``My Account'' tools users have to find information and manage their personal library accounts through the OPAC. This section could be used by staff and patrons but would be more useful for staff as a generic reference when developing custom guides and tutorials for their users.
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515
516 Developer Resources
517 ===================
518
519 Introduction
520 ------------
521
522 Developers can use this part to learn more about the programming languages,
523 communication protocols and standards used in Evergreen.  
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537
538 Getting Data from Evergreen
539 ===========================
540
541 Introduction
542 ------------
543
544 You may be interested in re-using data from your Evergreen installation in
545 another application.  This part describes several methods to get the data
546 you need.
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564 [appendix]
565 Admonitions
566 ===========
567
568 * Note 
569
570 image::media/note.png[]
571
572 * warning
573
574 image::media/warning.png[]
575
576 * caution
577
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579
580 * tip
581
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583
584 [index]
585 Index
586 =====
587