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The 2014 Evergreen International Conference drew to a close on Saturday, March 22. Conference attendees were provided with an update from developers on the next two releases of Evergreen. Dan Wells, from Calvin College, Release Manager for version 2.6 said that it is close to being released as a version ready for production. Ben Shum, from Bibliomation, said he was going to be the Release Manager for version 2.7. Work for version 2.7 will be completed for a fall release.
To start the day, the Evergreen Oversight Board took the stage and discussed the work they have done over the past year. This included testing Evergreen and looking for ways to improve the program, overseeing the finances for the conference and generally leading the community. Over the next year, they are going to look into increasing available financial resources to be used for emergencies. To further that goal, they have begun selling Evergreen merchandise.
The second day of the Evergreen Conference offered a keynote address from David Weinberger, a senior researcher at Harvard Law’s Berkman Center for the Internet and Society. David spoke about how the web is transforming the way knowledge is created, published, used and archived. He said that more information is available so that it can be linked to, discussed and argued over by all — leaving behind the limitations of print materials.
PALS staff members Carrie Curie and Alexey Lazar are in Cambridge to attend the 2014 Evergreen International Conference. Evergreen is an open-source ILS for which PALS provides data migration, hosting, training, ongoing support, and development services. East Central Regional Library and the Campbell Library in East Grand Forks use Evergreen with services provided by PALS.
PALS is pleased to announce that Campbell Library in East Grand Forks (East Grand Forks, MN) went live on Evergreen Acquisitions January 1, 2014. PALS provided online training for the library staff and will continue to provide ongoing hosting, system administration and support services.