FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 17, 2016–Duluth, Georgia
Equinox is thrilled to announce that yet another library has been added to NC Cardinal recently. Alexander County Library migrated to Evergreen as part of NC Cardinal in early May. Alexander County Library is comprised of two branches serving over 21,000 patrons with over 52,000 items. NC Cardinal is leveraging the Sequoia platform from Equinox to host their Evergreen instance.
When asked about the migration, Alexander County Library Director Laura Crooks remarked, “We just went live Thursday (May 5th), and so far it’s going very well. The Equinox folks have been working with us along the way to make sure our transition to Evergreen would be smooth, and it really is. We’ve had very few unexpected data issues (those very small), and the whole Equinox and NC Cardinal team have been very available and quick with support for problems and questions.”
Mike Rylander, Equinox President, added: “It’s so exciting to see NC Cardinal continue to grow as quickly as they’d like on our Sequoia Platform. NC Cardinal and all the constituent libraries have proven to be excellent partners and we couldn’t be happier to work with them. The addition of Alexander will benefit both their patrons and the entire consortium.”
About Equinox Software, Inc.
Equinox was founded by the original developers and designers of the Evergreen ILS. We are wholly devoted to the support and development of open source software in libraries, focusing on Evergreen, Koha, and the FulfILLment ILL system. We wrote over 80% of the Evergreen code base and continue to contribute more new features, bug fixes, and documentation than any other organization. Our team is fanatical about providing exceptional technical support. Over 98% of our support ticket responses are graded as “Excellent” by our customers. At Equinox, we are proud to be librarians. In fact, half of us have our ML(I)S. We understand you because we *are* you. We are Equinox, and we’d like to be awesome for you.
For more information on Equinox, please visit http://www.esilibrary.com.
Evergreen is an award-winning ILS developed with the intent of providing an open source product able to meet the diverse needs of consortia and high transaction public libraries. However, it has proven to be equally successful in smaller installations including special and academic libraries. Today, almost 1400 libraries across the US and Canada are using Evergreen including NC Cardinal, SC Lends, and B.C. Sitka.
For more information about Evergreen, including a list of all known Evergreen installations, see http://evergreen-ils.org.
Sequoia is a cloud-based library solutions platform for Evergreen, Koha, FulfILLment, and more, providing the highest possible uptime, performance, and capabilities of any library automation platform available. Sequoia was designed by Equinox engineers in order to ensure that our customers are always running the most stable, up to date version of the software they choose.
For more information on Sequoia, please visit http://esilibrary.com/what-we-do/sequoia/.