Evergreen 3.7-beta available

The Evergreen Community is pleased to announce the availability of the beta release for Evergreen 3.7. This release contains various new features and enhancements, including:

  • Support for SAML-based Single Sign On
  • Hold Groups, a feature that allows staff to add multiple users to a named hold group bucket and place title-level holds for a record for that entire set of users
  • The Bootstrap public catalog skin is now the default
  • “Did you mean?” functionality for catalog search focused on making suggestions for single search terms
  • Holdings on the public catalog record details page can now be sorted by geographic proximity
  • Library Groups, a feature that allows defining groups of organizational units outside of the hierarchy that can be used to limit catalog search results
  • Expired staff accounts can now be blocked from logging in
  • Publisher data in the public catalog display is now drawn from both the 260 and 264 field
  • The staff catalog can now save all search results (up to 1,000) to a bucket in a single operation
  • New opt-in settings for overdue and predue email notifications
  • A new setting to allow expired patrons to renew loans
  • Porting of additional interfaces to Angular, including Scan Item as Missing Pieces and Shelving Location Groups

Evergreen admins installing the beta or upgrading a test system to the beta should be aware of the following:

  • The minimum version of PostgreSQL required to run Evergreen 3.6 is PostgreSQL 9.6.
  • The minimum version of OpenSRF is 3.2.
  • This release adds anew OpenSRF service, open-ils.geo.
  • The release also adds several new Perl module dependencies, Geo::Coder::Google, Geo::Coder::OSM, String::KeyboardDistance, and Text::Levenshtein::Damerau::XS.
  • The database update procedure has more steps than usual; please consult the upgrade section of the release notes.
  • The beta release should not be used for production.

Additional information, including a full list of new features, can be found in the release notes.