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1 Evergreen Documentation
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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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92 System Configuration and Customization
93 ======================================
94
95 Introduction
96 ------------
97
98 The Evergreen system allows a free range of customizations to every aspect of
99 the system. Use this part of the documentation to become familiar with the tools
100 for configuring the system as well as customizing the catalog and staff client.  
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169 Using the Browser Staff Client
170 ==============================
171
172
173 Introduction
174 ------------
175
176 This part of the documentation deals with general Browser Client usage including
177 logging in, navigation and shortcuts.
178
179 For information about the XUL client, consult the http://docs.evergreen-ils.org/2.11/[Evergreen 2.11 documentation].
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201 System Administration From the Staff Client
202 ===========================================
203
204 Introduction
205 ------------
206
207 This part deals with the options in the Server Administration menu found in the
208 staff client. 
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250
251 Local Administration
252 ====================
253
254 Introduction
255 ------------
256
257 This part covers the options in the Local Administration menu found in the staff
258 client. 
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264 //    Address Alert Feature
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267 //    Barcode Completion Feature
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288 Acquisitions
289 ===========
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308 Cataloging
309 ==========
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347 Serials
348 =======
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368 Circulation
369 ===========
370
371 Introduction
372 ------------
373
374 Use this section for understanding the circulation procedures in the Evergreen
375 system.  
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399 Reports
400 =======
401
402 Introduction
403 ------------
404
405 Learn how to create and use reports in Evergreen. 
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429 Using the Public Access Catalog
430 ===============================
431
432 Introduction
433 ------------
434
435 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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461
462 Developer Resources
463 ===================
464
465 Introduction
466 ------------
467
468 Developers can use this part to learn more about the programming languages,
469 communication protocols and standards used in Evergreen.  
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484 Getting Data from Evergreen
485 ===========================
486
487 Introduction
488 ------------
489
490 You may be interested in re-using data from your Evergreen installation in
491 another application.  This part describes several methods to get the data
492 you need.
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508 [appendix]
509 Admonitions
510 ===========
511
512 * Note 
513
514 image::media/note.png[]
515
516 * warning
517
518 image::media/warning.png[]
519
520 * caution
521
522 image::media/caution.png[]
523
524 * tip
525
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527
528 [index]
529 Index
530 =====
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