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BHM Regional Library Live on Evergreen joins NC Cardinal

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Duluth, GA —April 7, 2014

The BHM Regional Library System has gone live on Evergreen as part of the NC Cardinal consortium. Equinox Software oversaw data migration and staff training and will continue to provide hosting and technical support for the entire NC Cardinal consortium.

The BHM Regional Library System consists of eight libraries in Beaufort, Hyde, and Martin counties. Over 87,000 bibliographic records and 14,000 patrons were migrated to the new system.

Jenny LaJeunesse, Equinox Project Manager, says “The BHM Regional Headquarters staff, Branch Managers, and School Librarians are a group who embraces technology and change. As part of NC Cardinal, they are getting ready to begin resource sharing soon and are positive about moving forward with Evergreen.”

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, almost 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

About Evergreen

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 1200 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.

Press contact: Corinne Hall, corinne@esilibrary.com, 770-709-5571

Saugeen Library Consortium Now Live on Equinox Hosted Koha Environment

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Duluth, GA —April 2, 2014

Saugeen Library System has officially gone live with their Koha installation, hosted and supported by Equinox. The previously independently-maintained consortium will now have their data hosted at Equinox’s Canadian data centre and receive system administration and support services from Equinox.

The Saugeen Consortium consists of five library systems: Grand Valley Public Library, Grey Highlands Public Library, Hanover Public Library, Shelburne Public Library, and West Grey Public Library. All five libraries received a significant upgrade to Koha 3.14 during their move to Equinox services. This gives library staff and patrons access to lots of exciting new features not available in their previous version.

Equinox Implementation Manager, Galen Charlton, says, “The Saugeen Library Consortium libraries have been long-time users of Koha and active in both the Koha and the Canadian open source library software communities. We are proud to welcome them to the Equinox family.”

About Equinox Software, Inc.

Equinox is an established leader in open source solutions for Koha, Evergreen, and FufILLment. We are consistently among the top contributors in both the Evergreen and Koha projects. Equinox is wholly devoted to the support and development of open source software in libraries. 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, almost 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

About Koha

Created in 1999 by Katipo Communications for the Horowhenua Library Trust in New Zealand, Koha is the first open source Integrated Library System to be used worldwide. The software is a full-featured ILS with a dual-database design (search engine and RDBMS) built to be compliant with library standards. Koha’s OPAC, staff, and self-checkout interfaces are all web applications. Distributed under the General Public License (GPL), libraries are free to use and install Koha themselves or to purchase support and development services.

For more information on Koha, please visit http://koha-community.org.

Press contact: Corinne Hall, corinne@esilibrary.com, 770-709-5571

Marvin Memorial Library Live on Evergreen joins COOL

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Duluth, GA —March 27, 2014

Marvin Memorial Library has gone live on Evergreen as part of the Consortium of Ohio Libraries (COOL). They are the 11th library system to join the consortium. Equinox Software oversaw the data migration and will continue to provide system hosting and technical support to the entire COOL consortium.

The Marvin Memorial Public Library began as a reading room in 1897 with a collection of 300 books. Dan Marvin, a local Civil War veteran and uncle of the first librarian, donated a home to the city to be used as a library. A large addition was made to the home in 1981 with most of the children’s collection being housed in the original house while the adult collection was moved to the new area. Today, Marvin Memorial Public Library houses over 59,000 bibliographic items and provides services to 6,000 patrons.

Shae Tetterton, Equinox Director of Sales, says “It’s always a pleasure to work with our growing consortia. The Marvin Library Director, Kathy Webb, was just wonderful. She made the most of this transition by reviewing and revamping library policies and procedures as needed. Marvin is sure to be a great addition to the COOL and Evergreen communities.”

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, almost 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

About Evergreen

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 1200 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.

Press contact: Corinne Hall, corinne@esilibrary.com, 770-709-5571

Forsyth County Public Library Live on Evergreen

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Duluth, GA —March 3, 2014

The Forsyth County Public Library has officially joined NC Cardinal live on Evergreen. Equinox oversaw implementation and staff training and will continue to provide ongoing system administration, hosting, and technical support for the growing consortium.

The Forsyth County Public Library consists of ten branches and serves over 159,000 patrons. They are the 17th library to join the NC Cardinal consortium. Their new online catalog can be viewed at http://forsyth.nccardinal.org

Equinox Project Manager, Shae Tetterton, says, “Forsyth was excited from day one about their transition to Evergreen. This made the project fun for all parties and resulted in a very smooth migration. With such an amazing staff and support from the State Library, I see this group being leaders in their own consortium and the larger Evergreen community.”

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, almost 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 www.esilibrary.com

About Evergreen

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 1200 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.

Press contact: Corinne Hall, corinne@esilibrary.com, 770-709-5571

 
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Jason
Community and Migration Manager