DRAFT Evergreen Community Website: Requirements Analysis and Recommendations DRAFT
I. Executive Summary
Evergreen is an open source software application that provides a full spectrum of library management functionality - such as patron administration and circulation management - for libraries and library consortia around the world. Like many successful open source software projects, Evergreen is used, developed, and supported by a large virtual community that includes individuals, nonprofit organizations, and commercial vendors. Evergreen community leaders are currently working to create a formal governance and management structure for the project to ensure that the community continues to grow and collaborate effectively.
The Evergreen Web Planning Team was chartered by the emerging Evergreen Communications Committee to:
1) gather input about the Evergreen community's online/website requirements, and,
2) develop a plan for a flexible, effective, and user-friendly platform that will satisfy the community's growing online/website requirements.
This document is the result of several months of strategic planning, requirements analysis, and community discussion.