- Getting Started
According to the Evergreen community documentation, migrating data involves migrating bibliographic records, adding copies to bibliographic records, migrating patron data, restoring your Evergreen database to an empty state, exporting bibliographic records into MARC files, and importing authority records.
There are two main ways to install, maintain, and migrate to Evergreen: internally or contract with a vendor. Internally, follow the instructions available on the community's wiki while remaining in close contact with the community about questions. You can contract with a vendor to do any or all of the following: install the software, migrate data, train staff members, provide updates, offer support services, and even host the software.
Although the staff client can run on Windows, Macintosh, or Linux, the server requires Windows via a Unix-guest OS.
Consider consulting case studies about other libraries' process of migrating to Evergreen, including the Electronic Information for Libraries page.