The Evergreen Community is pleased to announce the availability of the beta release for Evergreen 3.8. This release contains various new features and enhancements, including:
- Angular rewrites of several staff interfaces:
- Acquisitions administration
- Holdings maintenance and item attributes editor
- Patron triggered events log
- Item triggered events log
- A new option to make headings browsing case-insensitive
- A new interface for editing notes that are attached to bibliographic records
- Improvements to the staff interface for browsing bib records that are attached to a heading
- Patron notes, messages, alert messages, and standing penalties have been folded into a consolidated notes interface.
- New settings to control how the item price and acquisition cost are used to determine the item’s value for replacement
- Improvements to the dialogs used to override events in the checkout, items out, and renew items interfaces
- The patron photo URL can now be edited from the patron registration interface
- New settings for hold stalling based on the pickup library
- New settings for tuning the default pickup location that is applied when a hold request is placed by a staff member
- Stripe credit payments in the public catalog now use a newer API recommended by Stripe
- Cover images are now displayed in the My Account items checked out, check out history, holds, and holds history pages
- New reporting views, including item statistics andDewey call number blocks and ranges
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.
- Debian Bullseye is now supported, while Debian Jessie is no longer supported
- The upgrade does not require a catalog reingest. However, if you are experimenting with the case-insensitive browse feature, reingests will be required for any index that you change.
- 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.