In this session, we'll take a tour of some Evergreen 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.
Content Area: Updates/Briefings
Interests: Administration and Management, Integrated Library Systems (ILS), Technical Services, Technology
Type of Library: Academic, Community College, Consortium, Public
Cost: Included with full conference registration.