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Setting up and logging into the Evergreen web client

The link to log in via the web client - https://catalog.sage.eou.edu/eg/staff/login

1. Enter your login and password.  When you login for the first time, you will arrive at a screen asking that you register your workstation

2. Enter a workstation name and choose your library in the first drop down box.

3. Click on Register

4. Click on Use Now

The login page will appear:

Auto Login of Evergreen Staff Client

With Evergreen, it is possible to set your staff client to automatically log you in to Evergreen without having to put in your hostname, user name or password manually each time.

New Title Searches By Shelving Location

A while back on the listserv there was discussion of ways in which to display new books added to the catalog.Previously, you could use a feed aggregator like:http://catalog.sage.eou.edu/opac/extras/browse/html-full/item-age/UM-PENWhich would display all the new titles in a feed style interface. It worked, but wasn’t the prettiest type of display.

Adding a Nearest Sage Library search form

Hello Libraries,
By adding this HTML snippet to your website you can add a quick search to find the nearest Sage member library based on where you currently are.

Search Limiters within Evergreen

Hello,When you search for a title, what is Evergreen looking at to display your results?

Sage Libraries Chatroom

Hello Sage Libraries!I’m trying to implement a realtime chat service that Sage Library Members can log in to when they have a quick question for Beth or I that might be easier to ask in a chatroom than on the phone or through email.If there are more members in the chatroom, it could be helpful for other staff members to ask each other questions. I’ve made the chatroom private, so that it is not on the public lists. However, there is no password on the chat, so please refrain from sending sensitive information like patron names or addresses through the chat.

Embedding Sage’s Catalog Search on Outside Sites

Hello Libraries,I’ve heard a few people interested in putting a widget on their website so that they can search Sage’s catalog without first needing to be on the http://catalog.sage.eou.edu page or a Plinkit site.The widget is a form that you can embed on your website to call the Sage Catalog and do an easy keyword search.

Tip of the Week: Batch Updating/Checking Items in the Item Status Screen

Have you ever done a careful inventory scan of a specific shelving location and wanted to know more about the items you scanned besides their barcode and comparing them with a report?The item status screen is a very useful tool for catalogers as well as staff wishing to make batch changes on a set of barcoded items. It is especially useful when you have a scanned list of barcodes of items you’d like to “clean up” — e.g. change shelving location, circulating library, circulation modifier, holdable status and more.

Tip of the Week: ILL items your library has out (reports)

Hello Libraries,I thought it might be nice to have a weekly quick tip for various parts of Evergreen and its functionality. I remember hearing from a few librarians that they wanted to see which books they had lent out to non-local patrons (ILL items).

Update: Mac OS X Client

Hello Libraries,There was a problem with the newer version of Mac OS X that was just released (10.9 Mavericks) and compatibility with the Evergreen client bundle.I thought this was a good opportunity to make the install process easier than having to do some command line work. I packaged the neccessary files together and made an installer so all you have to do is download the file from the update link, open it and you should be good to go.

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