Technical Resources

Many technical resources for specific OSS ILS like Evergreen and Koha are available online through the OSS communities themselves, proprietary vendors, and independent groups. These resources can help libraries with troubleshooting, customizing OSS ILS interfaces, managing databases, contacting experts for help with questions, and contacting community members through wikis, forums, and listservs. Although the official documentation pages for Evergreen, the Evergreen Wiki, Koha, and LibLime Koha are the most detailed and up-to-date resources available, many independent websites provide useful tips and tutorials about big fixes, workarounds, and customizations. It is important for libraries to realize that answering a question about an OSS ILS requires independently consulting multiple sources rather than simply contacting a single vendor.