[OPEN-ILS-GENERAL] What are your requirements for Evergreen?

Deb Bergeron bergeron at macalester.edu
Sun Feb 3 15:49:23 EST 2008


Are you or someone capturing these suggestions somewhere, such as a 
table in a wiki or spreadsheet?  If not, I'm willing to do it. It would 
be helpful to have a list somewhere that can be updated as more 
suggestions come in for different modules, public libraries, academic, 
and/or consortial applications.


Dan Scott wrote:
> On 29/01/2008, Galen Charlton <galen.charlton at liblime.com> wrote:
>> Hi,
>> On 1/29/08, Dan Scott <denials at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> An acquisitions system is a given for everyone, and we're currently
>>> working on that in the acq-experiment branch, as documented in
>>> http://open-ils.org/blog/?p=101 http://open-ils.org/blog/?p=108 and
>>> http://open-ils.org/blog/?p=115, as well as in the wiki at
>>> http://open-ils.org/dokuwiki/doku.php?id=scratchpad:acq_serials
>>> A serials module is also a base requirement for everyone. On top of
>>> the acquisitions portion (subscription support, vs. basic one-time
>>> purchases), at a basic level we need basic patterns (overlay calendars
>>> with exceptions), a helpful check-in interface, and claiming.
>> To suggest a requirement that is likely core to some, perhaps ideal to
>> others, ERMS support would be useful, either in the form of ERM
>> functions integrated with the acquisitions, serials, and reporting
>> modules, or support for exchanging acquisitions and other information
>> with a stand-alone ERMS, or both.
> Hi Galen (and apologies to all for starting this thread and then
> disappearing - I just gave a talk on Evergreen w/ slides to be
> available from coffeecode.net any hour now - so I've been kind of
> preoccupied):
> Just to try to clarify ERMS support, are you talking about all 47
> functional requirements in Appendix B of
> http://www.diglib.org/pubs/dlf102/ or just some subset?
> Exchanging acquisitions and other information with a stand-alone ERMS
> should be quite possible, subject to building connectors for each
> stand-alone ERMS (I'm guessing that no standards have emerged yet).
> Given the pretty broad scope of the full set of requirements, now that
> four years have gone by since the publication of that report, is there
> some minimal subset that would be enough to satisfy the most common
> use cases libraries have for an ERMS (say, enabling support to track
> purchasing and renewals of the e-resource, along with storing rights
> management information for display in an associated "info" page for a
> given e-resource)?
> Or would enabling easy integration of CUFTS2
> (http://cufts2.lib.sfu.ca:8033/trac/CUFTS/ - sharing Perl/PostgreSQL
> sensibilities with Evergreen) satisfy the bulk of the requirements,
> while leaving open the possibility for sites to use other standalone
> ERMs? The last time I tried installing CUFTS2 was over a year ago, but
> I think Todd has worked out a number of the little bugs since then.


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