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Evergreen’s Development Roadmap

About this Roadmap

The Evergreen roadmap highlights of some of the more significant events in Evergreen’s history while presenting a glimpse into the direction of Evergreen as we see it today. The roadmap helps Evergreen stakeholders plan the future, but it is fluid and subject to change as the community's needs evolve.

Like all well-written applications, Evergreen is modular, but Evergreen also has a service-oriented architecture that makes its modularity scalable. As libraries grow and service needs evolve, Evergreen will adapt and grow as well.

For questions about the Evergreen roadmap, post a message to one of the Evergreen discussion lists or email the developers at mailto:feedback@open-ils.org. IRC users can also stop by channel irc://irc.freenode.net/OpenILS-Evergreen for real-time chat (which is also logged at http://open-ils.org/irc_logs/ ). It's very possible that your idea is under discussion or is in early stages of development. Developers are more than welcome to suggest code enhancements.

Roadmap

These are highlights of high-level, outward-facing developments implemented or planned for Evergreen. From 1.2 forward, each historical section below links to corresponding release notes with full details about new and improved features, bug fixes, and technical improvements.

Release 3.0 and higher (2009 and beyond)
  • Inbound telephony
  • Outbound telephony
  • Inventory management
  • Hold queues (Netflix-style queues)
  • Web-based patron self-registration
Release 2.0 (Winter, 2008/2009)
  • Acquisitions (including EDI support)
  • Recalls
  • Reserves (print and electronic)
  • Serials
  • More language sets
Release 1.4 (September, 2008)
  • Improved administrative interfaces for defining organizations and permissions
  • New interface for circulation rules
  • Credit card payments
  • Internationalization and localization
  • Multi-source Z39.50 search for staff
  • Pre-overdue (reminder) notices
  • SRU/Z39.50 server
  • Publication date filtering in advanced search
  • Preferred-language setting at both system and organizational level for search results
  • Web-based batch record importer/exporter
Release 1.2.3 (August, 2008)
  • Web (non-SIP) self-check (Evergreen has supported SIP2 self-check since its first release)
  • Ability to set percent of purchase price as maximum fine, even beyond 100%
  • Shelving-location filters in advanced search
Release 1.2.2 (April, 2008)

See: 1.2.2 Feature List

  • Advanced search syntax improvements
  • Freeze/unfreeze hold requests (manual or time-based) for staff and patrons
  • Improved search performance in OPAC for very common terms
  • Soft/hard hold boundaries for defining dynamic or strict hold ranges
  • Sorting/available filter for search bar in online catalog
Release 1.2.1 (December, 2007)

See: 1.2.1 Feature List

  • Freeze/unfreeze (manual or time-based) of hold requests for staff and patrons
  • Improved search performance in OPAC for very common terms
  • Improvements to OpenSRF and establishment of an OpenSRF repository
  • Soft/hard hold boundaries for defining dynamic or strict hold ranges
  • Sorting/available filter for search bar in online catalog
Release 1.2 (October, 2007)

See: 1.2 Feature List

(1.2 was the first major release with substantial contributions from volunteer contributors)

  • Numerous user-experience improvements
  • Simplified installation and configuration
Release 1.0.1 (October, 2006)

(First public release of the software)

  • Statistical reporting
Release 1.0 (September, 2006)

(The release that accompanied the PINES roll-out of Evergreen to hundreds of libraries in PINES, a resource-sharing network provided by the Georgia Public Library Service)

  • Circulation module
  • Cataloging module
  • Public catalog (OPAC)
  • SIP2 support

Community requests not yet in the Evergreen timeline

  • Authority editor
  • Automated title recommendations
  • Batch action on search results
  • ID-based authority-linking
  • Kids' PAC
  • Library Map (from PAC to book)
  • Reporting interface refinements
  • Thesaurus support
  • User ratings
  • User reviews
  • User tagging
kgs/evergreen_roadmap.txt · Last modified: 2008/08/08 09:33 by miker

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