The Evergreen community will be highlighting some of the ways the
Evergreen catalog helps users find the material that they need at the
American Library Association Conference in Chicago later this month.
It's a Popularity Contest -- Innovation in the Evergreen Catalog
is scheduled for 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Saturday, June 24 in room W177 in
McCormick Place. Elizabeth Thomsen from NOBLE will facilitate the session.
If you're attending ALA, please join us for this meetup. If you're not
attending ALA, please share this information with others in your
Evergreen library / consortium so that they know of this opportunity to
learn about these features and to meet with other Evergreen users and
those who are interested in using Evergreen. I think there are probably
a lot of Evergreen users out there who do not subscribe to this list,
but who attend ALA and might be interested in this program.
In this session, we'll look at features that help users find the
material they want. The use of popularity data to enhance the relevance
of search results is just one new feature in the Evergreen library
system catalog. In addition to recent circulations, relevancy in
Evergreen can be enhanced by taking into account the number of copies
held, the number of holds, or newness. The factors offer a range of
possibilities that can be customized for each library’s needs and
clientele, and are available in Evergreen’s current release.
Also in the most recent release, Evergreen has improved on its
long-standing ability to group formats and editions. Wading through long
pages of search results that are primarily different formats and
editions of the same work can be tedious for users. With Evergreen, the
catalog is able to help the user find the work they’re seeking in fewer
screens before narrowing in on the specific edition they want. Even
better, if they don’t care about an edition, Evergreen will allow them
to place a hold across multiple editions of a work to make the process
easier for them.
Evergreen has built upon this popular feature by adding quick links in
the record to other formats and editions of the work.
Attendees are also encouraged to ask other questions about Evergreen or
the open-source community that supports it.
We hope to see you there!
Massachusetts Library Network Cooperative