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1 Evergreen Documentation
2 =======================
3 Documentation Interest Group
4 :doctype: book
5 :toc:
6 :numbered:
7
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
60
61 include::RELEASE_NOTES_2_7.txt[]
62
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. 
73
74
75 include::installation/system_requirements.txt[]
76
77 // Push titles down one level.
78 :leveloffset: 1
79
80 include::installation/server_installation.txt[]
81
82 // Return to normal title levels.
83 :leveloffset: 0
84
85 include::installation/staff_client_installation.txt[]
86
87 include::installation/server_upgrade.txt[]
88
89 include::installation/edi_setup.txt[]
90
91
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.  
101
102 // Push titles down one level.
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104
105 include::admin_initial_setup/describing_your_organization.txt[]
106
107 include::admin_initial_setup/describing_your_people.txt[]
108
109 include::admin_initial_setup/migrating_patron_data.txt[]
110
111 include::admin_initial_setup/migrating_your_data.txt[]
112
113 include::admin_initial_setup/importing_via_staff_client.txt[]
114
115 include::admin_initial_setup/ordering_materials.txt[]
116
117 include::admin_initial_setup/designing_your_catalog.txt[]
118
119 include::admin_initial_setup/borrowing_items.txt[]
120
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123
124 include::admin/template_toolkit.txt[]
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128
129 include::opac/new_skin_customizations.txt[]
130
131 // Return to normal title levels.
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133
134 include::admin/auto_suggest_search.txt[]
135
136 include::admin/authentication_proxy.txt[]
137
138 // Push titles down one level.
139 :leveloffset: 1
140
141 include::TechRef/KidsOPAC.txt[]
142
143 // Return to normal title levels.
144 :leveloffset: 0
145
146 include::admin/customize_staff_client.txt[]
147
148 include::admin/patron_address_by_zip_code.txt[]
149
150 // Push titles down one level.
151 :leveloffset: 1
152
153 include::admin/phonelist.txt[]
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155 // Return to normal title levels.
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157
158 include::admin/sip_server.txt[]
159
160 include::admin/apache_rewrite_tricks.txt[]
161
162 include::admin/apache_access_handler.txt[]
163
164
165 Using the Staff Client
166 ======================
167
168
169 Introduction
170 ------------
171
172 This part of the documentation deals with general Staff Client usage including
173 logging in, navigation and shortcuts.
174
175
176 include::admin/staff_client-login.txt[]
177
178 include::admin/staff_client-button_bar_toolbar.txt[]
179
180 include::admin/staff_client-sticky_settings.txt[]
181
182 include::admin/staff_client-tab_buttons.txt[]
183
184 include::admin/staff_client-double_clicking.txt[]
185
186 include::admin/staff_client-patron_border.txt[]
187
188 include::admin/staff_client-sorting_columns.txt[]
189
190 include::admin/staff_client-column_picker.txt[]
191
192 include::admin/staff_client-recent_searches.txt[]
193
194 include::admin/staff_client-return_to_results_from_marc.txt[]
195
196 include::admin/workstation_admin.txt[]
197
198 // Push titles down one level.
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200
201 include::admin/workstation_admin_receipt_template_editor.txt[]
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205
206 include::admin/workstation_admin_customizable_toolbar.txt[]
207
208 System Administration From the Staff Client
209 ===========================================
210
211 Introduction
212 ------------
213
214 This part deals with the options in the Server Administration menu found in the
215 staff client. 
216
217 // Follow structure from staff client system admin menu.
218
219 include::admin/acquisitions_admin.txt[]
220
221 include::admin/age_hold_protection.txt[]
222
223 include::admin/authorities.txt[]
224
225 include::admin/Best_Hold_Selection_Sort_Order.txt[]
226
227 include::admin/booking-admin.txt[]
228
229 include::admin/cn_prefixes_and_suffixes.txt[]
230
231 include::admin/circulation_limit_groups.txt[]
232
233 include::admin/copy_statuses.txt[]
234
235 // Push titles down one level.
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238 include::admin/floating_groups.txt[]
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242
243 include::admin/MARC_Import_Remove_Fields.txt[]
244
245 include::admin/MARC_RAD_MVF_CRA.txt[]
246
247 include::admin/Org_Unit_Proximity_Adjustments.txt[]
248
249 include::admin/permissions.txt[]
250
251 include::admin/SMS_messaging.txt[]
252
253 include::admin/user_activity_type.txt[]
254
255 include::admin/restrict_Z39.50_sources_by_perm_group.txt[]
256
257
258 Local Administration
259 ====================
260
261 Introduction
262 ------------
263
264 This part covers the options in the Local Administration menu found in the staff
265 client. 
266
267 // Follow structure from staff client local admin menu.
268
269 include::admin/lsa-address_alert.txt[]
270
271 // Push titles down one level.
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274 include::admin/hold_driven_recalls.txt[]
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278
279 include::admin/actiontriggers.txt[]
280
281 include::admin/recent_staff_searches.txt[]
282
283 include::admin/lsa-library_settings_editor.txt[]
284
285 include::admin/lsa-standing_penalties.txt[]
286
287 include::admin/lsa-statcat.txt[]
288
289 include::admin/lsa-work_log.txt[]
290
291 Acquisitions
292 ===========
293
294 include::acquisitions/introduction.txt[]
295
296 include::acquisitions/selection_lists_po.txt[]
297
298 include::acquisitions/invoices.txt[]
299
300 include::acquisitions/receive_items_from_invoice.txt[]
301
302 include::acquisitions/vandelay_acquisitions_integration.txt[]
303
304
305 Cataloging
306 ==========
307
308 Introduction
309 ------------
310
311 Cataloguers should use this part for understanding the cataloguing procedures
312 used in Evergreen.
313
314 include::cataloging/MARC_Fixed_Field.txt[]
315
316 include::cataloging/physical_char_wizard.txt[]
317
318 include::cataloging/batch_importing_MARC.txt[]
319
320 include::cataloging/overlay_record_3950_import.txt[]
321
322 include::cataloging/z39.50_search_enhancements.txt[]
323
324 include::cataloging/monograph_parts.txt[]
325
326 include::cataloging/conjoined_items.txt[]
327
328 include::cataloging/cataloging_electronic_resources.txt[]
329
330 include::cataloging/tpac_copy_edit_links.txt[]
331
332 include::cataloging/MARC_batch_edit.txt[]
333
334 include::cataloging/authorities.txt[]
335
336 include::cataloging/link_checker.txt[]
337
338
339 Serials
340 =======
341
342 include::serials/A-intro.txt[]
343
344 include::serials/B-copy_template.txt[]
345
346 include::serials/C-subscription-SCV.txt[]
347
348 include::serials/D-subscription-ASCV.txt[]
349
350 include::serials/E-edit_subscriptions.txt[]
351
352 include::serials/F-Receiving.txt[]
353
354 include::serials/G-Special_issue.txt[]
355
356 include::serials/H-holdings_statements.txt[]
357
358 include::serials/Group_Serials_Issues_in_the_OPAC_2.2.txt[]
359
360 Circulation
361 ===========
362
363 Introduction
364 ------------
365
366 Use this section for understanding the circulation procedures in the Evergreen
367 system.  
368
369 include::circulation/circulating_items.txt[]
370
371 include::circulation/holds.txt[]
372
373 include::circulation/booking.txt[]
374
375 include::circulation/circulation_patron_records.txt[]
376
377 include::circulation/triggered_events.txt[]
378
379 // Push titles down one level.
380 :leveloffset: 1
381
382 include::circulation/offline_mode.txt[]
383
384 include::circulation/self_check.txt[]
385
386 include::circulation/rfid_product_integration.txt[]
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388 // Return to normal title levels.
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390
391 Reports
392 =======
393
394 Introduction
395 ------------
396
397 Learn how to create and use reports in Evergreen. 
398
399 include::reports/reporter_daemon.txt[]
400
401 include::reports/reporter_folder.txt[]
402
403 include::reports/reporter_create_templates.txt[]
404
405 include::reports/reporter_generating_reports.txt[]
406
407 include::reports/reporter_view_output.txt[]
408
409 include::reports/reporter_cloning_shared_templates.txt[]
410
411 include::reports/reporter_add_data_source.txt[]
412
413 include::reports/reporter_running_recurring_reports.txt[]
414
415 include::reports/reporter_template_terminology.txt[]
416
417 include::reports/reporter_template_enhancements.txt[]
418
419 include::reports/reporter_export_usingpgAdmin.txt[]
420
421 Web Client Preview
422 ==================
423
424 Introduction
425 ------------
426
427 The Evergreen Web Staff Client is in the early stages of development and is
428 being provided as a "preview" version beginning in Evergreen version 2.7.  If
429 you are an early adopter, thank you!  Please keep in mind:
430
431   . *We want your feedback!* Please report any errors, bugs, strange behavior,
432 etc. using https://bugs.launchpad.net/evergreen/[Launchpad]. And please send
433 requested features or design improvements to the
434 mailto:open-ils-dev@list.georgialibraries.org[Evergreen Developers email list].
435
436   . *It is changing rapidly.* Features are being added in "sprints" grouped by
437 workflow. Read the
438 http://evergreen-ils.org/dokuwiki/doku.php?id=dev:browser_staff:dev_sprints[development
439 wiki page] and watch the
440 http://libmail.georgialibraries.org/mailman/listinfo/open-ils-general[general
441 email list] for updates. (However, these changes will only appear on your client
442 when your version of Evergreen is upgraded. Ask your server administrator for
443 details.)
444
445   . *The design may change significantly.* Initially, it will follow the design
446 of the current XUL-based staff client. But the browser framework provides more
447 flexibility for design choices. Also, Evergreen has accepted an
448 http://wiki.evergreen-ils.org/doku.php?id=opw:ui_suggest:julialima[intern] to
449 focus on a User Interface Style Guide from December 2014 through March 2015.
450 Watch http://evergreen-ils.org/communicate/irc/[IRC] and the
451 http://libmail.georgialibraries.org/mailman/listinfo/open-ils-general[general
452 email list] to follow the progress.
453
454 The following rationale was published in the Release Notes for Evergreen 2.7:
455 ====
456 The 2.7 release will contain a preview of web client circulation features.
457 Circulation is the first step in moving all staff functions from the existing
458 XULRunner-based client to a web application that will be based on AngularJS.
459
460 Evergreen is moving away from the existing client because XULRunner no longer
461 supports features critical to the Evergreen software, including remote XUL,
462 multi-part streaming, and XML JavaScript. The new web client is expected to show
463 some speed improvements, to provide comprehensive support for
464 internationalization/localization, to provide good support for assistive
465 technologies, to be easier to customize locally, and to be more mobile friendly.
466
467 The intent of the preview is to make it easier for end users at Evergreen sites
468 to try the new client, become familiar with its features, and to discover/report
469 bugs that are found. Instructions to implement the web client can be found in
470 the code in Open-ILS/web/js/ui/default/staff/README.install. These will be
471 revised and moved to the full README for 2.7.1.
472 ====
473
474
475 Using the Web Client
476 --------------------
477
478 Introduction
479 ~~~~~~~~~~~~
480 This part of the documentation deals with general client usage including
481 logging in, navigation and shortcuts.
482
483 // Push titles down one level.
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486 include::admin/web_client-login.txt[]
487
488 include::admin/web_client-browser-tab-shortcuts.txt[]
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490 // Return to normal title levels.
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492
493 Circulation
494 -----------
495 Use this section for understanding the circulation procedures in the Evergreen system.
496
497 include::circulation/circulation_patron_records_web_client.txt[]
498
499
500 Using the Public Access Catalog
501 ===============================
502
503 Introduction
504 ------------
505
506 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.
507
508 include::opac/using_the_public_access_catalog.txt[]
509
510 include::opac/my_lists.txt[]
511
512 include::opac/kids_opac.txt[]
513
514 include::opac/catalog_browse.txt[]
515
516 include::opac/advanced_features.txt[]
517
518 include::opac/tpac_meta_record_holds.txt[]
519
520 include::opac/linked_libraries.txt[]
521
522 include::opac/opensearch.txt[]
523
524 // Push titles down one level.
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530 :leveloffset: 0
531
532
533 Developer Resources
534 ===================
535
536 Introduction
537 ------------
538
539 Developers can use this part to learn more about the programming languages,
540 communication protocols and standards used in Evergreen.  
541
542 include::development/support_scripts.txt[]
543
544 // Push titles down one level.
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546
547 include::development/pgtap.txt[]
548 include::development/intro_opensrf.txt[]
549 include::development/updating_translations_launchpad.txt[]
550
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553
554 include::attributions.txt[]
555
556 include::licensing.txt[]
557
558 [appendix]
559 Admonitions
560 ===========
561
562 * Note 
563
564 image::media/note.png[]
565
566 * warning
567
568 image::media/warning.png[]
569
570 * caution
571
572 image::media/caution.png[]
573
574 * tip
575
576 image::media/tip.png[]
577
578 [index]
579 Index
580 =====
581