Evergreen Documentation

Documentation Interest Group

Table of Contents

I. Introduction
1. About This Documentation
2. About Evergreen
II. Evergreen 3.1 Release Notes
3. Evergreen 3.1.4
Bug fixes
4. Evergreen 3.1.3
Bug fixes
5. Evergreen 3.1.2
Bug fixes
6. Evergreen 3.1.1
7. 3.1.0 Upgrade Notes
8. 3.1.0 New Features
Public Catalog
9. 3.1.0 Acknowledgments
III. Software Installation
10. Introduction
11. System Requirements
Server Minimum Requirements
Web Client Requirements
Staff Client Requirements
12. Installing the Evergreen server
Preamble: referenced user accounts
Preamble: developer instructions
Installing prerequisites
Extra steps for web staff client
Configuration and compilation instructions
Installation instructions
Change ownership of the Evergreen files
Run ldconfig
Additional Instructions for Developers
Configure the Apache Web server
Configure OpenSRF for the Evergreen application
Configure action triggers for the Evergreen application
Creating the Evergreen database
Starting Evergreen
Testing connections to Evergreen
Getting help
13. Upgrading the Evergreen Server
Software Prerequisites
Upgrade the Evergreen code
Upgrade the Evergreen database schema
Restart Evergreen and Test
Review Release Notes
14. Setting Up EDI Acquisitions
IV. System Configuration and Customization
15. Introduction
16. Describing your organization
Organization Unit Types
Organizational Units
17. Describing your people
Setting the staff user’s working location
Comparing approaches for managing permissions
Managing permissions in the staff client
Managing role-based permission groups in the staff client
Managing role-based permission groups in the database
18. Migrating Patron Data
Creating an sql Script for Importing Patrons
Batch Updating Patron Data
19. Migrating from a legacy system
Making electronic resources visible in the catalog
Migrating your bibliographic records
Migrating your call numbers, copies, and parts
20. Importing materials in the staff client
Staff client batch record imports
21. Ordering materials
When should libraries use acquisitions?
Managing Funds
22. Designing your catalog
Configuring and customizing the public interface
Setting the default physical location for your library environment
Setting a default language and adding optional languages
Change Date Format in Patron Account View
Including External Content in Your Public Interface
Including Locally Hosted Content in Your Public Interface
23. Designing the patron search experience
Editing the formats select box options in the search interface
Adding and removing search fields in advanced search
Changing the display of facets and facet groups
Facilitating search scope changes
24. Borrowing items: who, what, for how long
Data elements that affect your circulation policies
Circulation Rules
Creating Circulation Policies
25. Hard due dates
Creating a hard due date
26. TPac Configuration and Customization
Template toolkit documentation
Perl modules used directly by TPAC
Default templates
Apache configuration files
TPAC CSS and media files
Mapping templates to URLs
How to override templates
Changing some text in the TPAC
27. Creating a New Skin: the Bare Minimum
Apache directives
Customizing templates
28. Auto Suggest in Catalog Search
Enabling this Feature
Using this Feature
29. Authentication Proxy
30. Kid’s OPAC Configuration
Considerations for Community Adoption
Outstanding Development (Unsponsored)
31. Patron Address City/State/County Pre-Populate by ZIP Code
Scoping and Permissions
Setup Steps
ZIP Code Data
32. Phonelist.pm Module
Adding Parameters
Skipping patrons with email notification of holds
Using the ws_ou parameter
Automating the download
33. SIP Server
About the SIP Protocol
Installing the SIP Server
SIP Communication
Patron privacy and the SIP protocol
34. Apache Rewrite Tricks
Short URLs
Domain Based Content with RewriteMaps
35. Apache Access Handler Perl Module
Use Cases
Proxying Websites
36. ebook_api service
37. hold-targeter service
38. Backing up your Evergreen System
Database backups
V. Using the Browser Staff Client
39. Introduction
40. Logging into Evergreen
Registering a Workstation
Basic Login,
Logging Out
41. Best Practices for Using the Browser
Pop-up Blockers
Setting Browser Defaults for Web Client
Tab Buttons and Keyboard Shortcuts
42. Column Picker
43. Recent Staff Searches
Administrative Settings
Recent Staff Searches
44. Workstation Administration
Copy Editor: Copy Location Name First
Font and Sound Settings
Select Hotkeys
Configure Printers
Receipt Template Editor
VI. System Administration From the Staff Client
45. Introduction
46. Acquisitions Administration
Acquisitions Settings
Cancel/Delay reasons
Currency Types
Distribution Formulas
Electronic Data Interchange
Exchange Rates
MARC Federated Search
Fund Tags
Funding Sources
Invoice menus
Line Item Features
47. Age hold protection
Active date display in OPAC
48. Authorities
Authority Control Sets
Authority Fields
Browse Axes
49. Best-Hold Selection Sort Order
Preconfigured Best-Hold Orders
Create a New Best-Hold Selection Sort Order
Edit an Existing Best-Hold Selection Sort Order
Choosing the Best-Hold Selection Sort Order
Permissions to use this Feature
50. Booking Module Administration
Creating Bookable Non-Bibliographic Resources
Editing Non-Bibliographic Resources
Deleting Non-bibliographic Resources
51. Call Number Prefixes and Suffixes
Configure call number prefixes
Configure call number suffixes
Apply Call Number Prefixes and Suffixes
52. Cash Reports
53. Circulation Limit Sets
Maximum Checkout by Copy Location
54. Copy Status
Adding Copy Statuses
Deleting Copy Statuses
Editing Copy Statuses
55. Floating Groups
Floating Groups
56. MARC Import Remove Fields
Create a MARC Import Remove Fields profile
Import Options
Permissions to use this Feature
57. Copy Tags (Digital Bookplates)
Creating Copy Tags
Managing Copy Tags
58. MARC Record Attributes
Managing Fixed Field Drop-down Context Menus
Multi Valued Fields and Composite Record Attributes
59. Org Unit Proximity Adjustments
Org Unit Proximity Adjustments
Absolute and Relative Adjustments
Create an Org Unit Proximity Adjustment
Permissions to use this Feature
60. Administering the Physical Characteristics Wizard
61. User and Group Permissions
Staff Accounts
62. SMS Text Messaging
Administrative Setup
Receiving Holds Notices via Text Message
Sending Copy Details via Text Message
63. User Activity Types
Enabling this Feature
Using this Feature
64. Z39.50 Servers
Restrict Z39.50 Sources by Permission Group
Storing Z39.50 Server Credentials
VII. Local Administration
65. Introduction
66. Library Settings Editor
Editing Library Settings
Exporting/Importing Library Settings
Settings Overview
67. Address Alert
General Usage Examples
Access Control and Scoping
Adding a new Address Alert
Editing an Address Alert
Deleting an Address Alert
Staff View of Address Alerts
Regular Expressions / Wildcards
68. Barcode Completion
Scoping and Permissions
Access Points
Multiple Matches
Barcode Completion Data Fields
Create, Update, Filter, Delete/Disable Rules
69. Hold-driven recalls
Enabling hold-driven recalls
Editing the item recall notification email template
70. Notifications / Action Triggers
Event Definitions
Creating Action Triggers
Processing Action Triggers
71. Recent Staff Searches
Administrative Settings
Recent Staff Searches
72. Standing Penalties
73. Statistical Categories Editor
74. Statistical Popularity Badges
Popularity Rating and Calculation
Creating Popularity Badges
New Global Flags
Sorting by Popularity in the OPAC
Popularity Badge Example
75. Work Log
Expanding the Work Log
VIII. Acquisitions
76. Acquisitions
Initial Configuration
Acquisitions Workflow
77. Selection Lists and Purchase Orders
Selection Lists
Purchase Orders
Brief Records
MARC Federated Search
Line Items
78. Invoices
Creating invoices and adding line items
Electronic Invoicing
View an invoice
Receive Items From an Invoice
79. Load MARC Order Records
Basic Upload Options
Record Matching Options
Default Upload Settings
Sticky Settings
Use Cases for MARC Order Upload form
80. Placing purchase requests from a patron record
81. Managing patron purchase requests
Adding a request
Adding requests to selection lists
82. "Blanket" Orders
More details about blanket orders
IX. Cataloging
83. Introduction
MARC Tag-table Service
84. Copy Buckets
Managing Copy Buckets
Adding Copies to a Bucket
Removing Copies from a Bucket
Editing Copies in a Bucket
Deleting Copies from the Catalogue
Placing Holds on Copies in a Bucket
Transferring Copies to Volumes
85. Copy Tags
Adding Existing Copy Tags to Copies
Creating and Applying a Copy Tag During Cataloging
Removing Copy Tags from Copies
Adding Copy Tags to Copies in Batch
Searching Copy Tags
86. Working with the MARC Editor
Editing MARC Records
87. Record Buckets
Creating Record Buckets
Adding Records to a Bucket
88. MARC 007 Field Physical Characteristics Wizard
89. Return to Search Results from MARC Record
90. Batch Importing MARC Records
Record Display Attributes
Record Match Sets
Merge/Overlay Profiles
Import Item Attributes
Import Records
Default Values for Item Import
91. Overlay Existing Catalog Record via Z39.50 Import
92. Z39.50 Search Enhancements
93. Monograph Parts
Add a Monograph Part to an Existing Record
Monograph Part Merging
94. Conjoined Items
Using the Conjoined Items Feature
95. Cataloging Electronic Resources — Finding Them in Catalog Searches
Adding a Located URI to the Record
Using Transcendant Bib Sources for Electronic Resources
96. Using the Item Status interface
Accessing the Item Status interface
Specific fields
97. Using the Volume/Copy Editor
Specific fields
Accessing the Volume/Copy Editor by barcode
Accessing the Volume/Copy editor from a catalog record
98. MARC Batch Edit
Setting Up a Batch Edit Session
99. Managing Authorities
Creating Authorities
Importing Authorities
Manage Authorities Interface
100. Link Checker
Search for URLs
View Your Results
Manage Your Sessions
101. Notes about the Bibliographic Schema in the Database
Bibliographic fingerprint
102. MARC Templates
Adding MARC Templates
X. Serials
103. Serials
MFHD Records
104. Serials Administration
Serial Copy Templates
Prediction Pattern Templates
105. Serials Module
Create a Subscription
Create and Manage Predictions
106. Receiving
Quick Receive
Receiving from the Manage Issues tab
Batch Receiving
107. Routing Lists
108. Special Issues
Adding Extra Copies
Adding Special Issues
109. Binding Issues
110. Holdings
System Generated Holdings Statement
MARC Format for Holdings Display (MFHD)
111. Group Serials Issues in the Template Toolkit OPAC
Displaying Issues in the OPAC
XI. Circulation
112. Introduction
113. Circulating Items
Check Out
Check In
Renewal and Editing the Item’s Due Date
Marking Items Lost and Claimed Returned
In-house Use (F6)
Item Status
Long Overdue Items
114. Holds Management
Placing Holds
Holds Levels
Title Level Hold
Patron Search from Place Hold
Parts Level Hold
Placing Holds in Patron Records
Managing Holds
Alternate Hold Pick up Location
Display Hold Types on Pull Lists
115. Booking Module
Creating a Booking Reservation
Reservation Pull List
Capturing Items for Reservations
Picking Up Reservations
Returning Reservations
Cancelling a Reservation
116. Circulation - Patron Record
Searching Patrons
Retrieve Recent Patrons
Registering New Patrons
Patron Self-Registration
Updating Patron Information
Renewing Library Cards
Lost Library Cards
Resetting Patron’s Password
Barring a Patron
Barred vs. Blocked
Staff-Generated Messages
Patron Alerts
Patron Notes
Staff-Generated Penalties/Messages
User Buckets
117. Patron self-registration administration
Library Settings
118. Triggered Events and Notices
Access and View
119. Offline Circulation
Using Offline Circulation
In-House Use
Patron Registration
Managing Offline Transactions
120. Self checkout
Initializing the self check
Basic Check Out
View Items Out
View Holds
View Fines
XII. Reports
121. Introduction
122. Starting and Stopping the Reporter Daemon
Starting the Reporter Daemon
Stopping the Reporter Daemon
123. Folders
Creating Folders
Managing Folders
124. Creating Templates
Choosing Report Fields
Applying Filters
125. Generating Reports from Templates
Viewing and Editing Report Parameters
126. Viewing Report Output
127. Cloning Shared Templates
128. Adding Data Sources to Reporter
Create a PostgreSQL query, view, or table for your data source
Add a new class to fm_IDL.xml for your data source
Restart the affected services to see the new data source in the reporter
129. Running Recurring Reports
130. Template Terminology
Data Types
Field Transforms
131. Template Enhancements
Documentation URL
Field Hints
132. Exporting Report Templates Using phpPgAdmin
Dump the Entire Reports Template Table
Dump Data with an SQL Statement
XIII. Using the Public Access Catalog
133. Introduction
134. Using the Public Access Catalog
Basic Search
Advanced Search
Boolean operators
Search Tips
Search Methodology
Search Results
135. My Lists
Create New Lists
Local Call Number in My Lists
My Lists Preferences
136. Kids OPAC
Choose a Skin
Search the Catalog
Place a Hold
Save Items to a List
Third Party Content
Configuration Files
137. Catalog Browse
138. Bibliographic Search Enhancements
Use the Catalog to Retrieve Records with Specified Date Ranges:
Use a Feed to Retrieve Records with Specified Date Ranges:
139. Binary MARC21 Feeds
140. TPAC Metarecord Search and Metarecord Level Holds
141. Library Information Pages
142. Adding Evergreen Search to Web Browsers
Adding OpenSearch to Firefox browser
143. Adding an Evergreen search form to a web page
Simple search form
Advanced search form
Setting the document type
Setting the library
XIV. Developer Resources
144. Introduction
145. Support Scripts
authority_control_fields: Connecting Bibliographic and Authority records
marc_export: Exporting Bibliographic Records into MARC files
Importing Authority Records from Command Line
Juvenile-to-adult batch script
MARC Stream Importer
146. Developing with pgTAP tests
Setting up pgTAP on your development server
Running pgTAP tests
147. Easing gently into OpenSRF
Introducing OpenSRF
Enough jibber-jabber: writing an OpenSRF service
Getting under the covers with OpenSRF
Evergreen-specific OpenSRF services
Evergreen after one year: reflections on OpenSRF
Appendix: Python client
148. Updating translations using Launchpad
Updating the translations
XV. Getting Data from Evergreen
149. Introduction
150. Using Supercat
151. Using UnAPI
URL format
152. Using Opensearch as a developer
A. Attributions
B. Licensing
C. Admonitions

List of Tables

19.1. 856 field for electronic resources: indicators and subfields
32.1. Parameters for the phonelist program:
32.2. Columns in the holds CSV file:
32.3. Columns in the overdues CSV file:
44.1. List of Receipts
54.1. Stock copy statuses and default settings
66.1. Acquisitions
66.2. Booking and Cataloging
66.3. Circulation
66.4. Credit Card Processing
66.5. Finances
66.6. GUI: Graphic User Interface
66.7. Global
66.8. Holds
66.9. Library
66.10. OPAC
66.11. Offline and Program
66.12. Receipt Templates and SMS Text Message
66.13. Security
66.14. Self Check and Others
66.15. Vandelay
66.16. Data Types in the Library Settings Editor
67.1. New Address Alert Fields
68.1. Barcode Completion Fields
87.1. Record Bucket search keys
90.1. Holdings Import Profile Fields
134.1. Boolean symbolic operators