OWWLUG Meeting, Friday, December 10, 2021

Remote via Zoom. Link will be sent to PLS-L and registrants the week of the meeting. Recording available; email evergreen@pls-net.org.

Books by Mail

Suzanne will be joining us to discuss the new Books by Mail program.

Recent Evergreen Patches

November 2021

  • Age protection display
    • The Age Protection field in the Item Table will now display "2month" rather than just a "1" to signify that an item is age-protected. (As a reminder, items are no longer age-protected two months after their Active Date).
  • OPAC Visible? field
    • The OPAC Visible? field can now be selected as an option in the Holdings View tab.
  • Patron preferred name on holds
    • The patron's preferred name will now be displayed on the Place Hold screen or when searching the catalog for a hold for the patron.
  • Placing holds for patrons with SMS Notifications
    • If Notify by SMS is selected as a notification option, Evergreen will now require both an SMS Number and an SMS Carrier. (Previously, you'd get a database update error, which at least a few folks ran into).
    • The list of SMS Carriers is now in alphabetical order.
  • Batch cancelling holds
    • If you cancel a large number of holds from a title record, Evergreen will now confirm that the holds are successfully cancelled.
  • Hold activation dates
    • Hold activation dates can no longer be set in the past, only in the future.
  • Changes to hold pickup locations
    • If you change a hold's pickup location, Evergreen will continue to target the existing targeted copy if it is still the best item to fill the hold.
  • Holds for Patrons print template
    • The "Holds for Patrons" slip can now include the patron username and barcode.
  • Batch checkins
    • When batch checking-in items, Evergreen will display print pop-ups for hold or transit slips one at a time.
  • Total circ history by year
    • This is a big one: There's a new info button next to the Total Circs field that you can press to see a breakdown of an item's circulations by year.
  • Addresses for cloned patron accounts
    • After cloning a patron account, the pending address in the cloned account can now be approved within the patron registration screen.
  • Typo for shared buckets fixed
    • If you try to open a shared bucket, you will now be asked to "Load Shared Bucket by ID" rather than "Load Shared Bucket Bucket by ID."
  • Self-check audio
    • If you have speakers hooked up to your self-check, it may start providing helpful audio alerts.


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