Evergreen is a popular Library Automation Software. It is a highly-scalable software for libraries that helps library patrons find library materials. The Features of Library Automation allows libraries to manage, catalog, and circulate those materials, no matter how large or complex the libraries are. Evergreen is an open-source Commercial Library Automation Software, licensed under the GNU GPL, version 2 or later.
The Evergreen Project develops an open-source ILS (Integrated Library System) used by more than 2,000 libraries around the world. The Library Software is used by libraries to provide their public catalog interface as well as to manage back-of-house operations such as circulation (checkouts and check-ins), acquisition of library materials, and sharing resources among groups of libraries.
Evergreen is a metadata search engine. It is a transaction processing engine with a web application. The Library Management Software is based on a robust, scalable, message-passing framework – OpenSRF. The software has a community of users, developers, and enthusiasts that work together to maintain, develop, and improve the software.
The software is designed for a large consortium but can be implemented in single libraries. It is used by public, academic, special and government libraries covering a variety of use cases. Evergreen’s configuration allows for libraries with very flat structures (a single building) to complicated multi-system, multi-branch with sub-branch organizations.
- Circulation Management
- Self Check-in/Check-out