FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Duluth, Georgia–December 15, 2016
The partnership between Equinox and Bibliomation continues to grow as Burnham Library was successfully migrated to Evergreen in mid-November. Burnham is a single branch library located in Bridgewater, Connecticut. Burnham serves just over 1,100 patrons with over 31,000 holdings. This migration follows Milford Library’s successful migration in September.
Rogan Hamby, Equinox Data and Project Analyst, worked on this project and remarked, “It was great partnering with Bibliomation on this project and wonderful to see the confidence and enthusiasm that the Burnham staff displayed during their migration. No one undertakes a migration lightly but they made it seem effortless. I always love seeing libraries like Burnham join the larger Evergreen community.”
Sandra Neary, Burnham Library Director, added, “I only wish we could have become a part of Bibliomation and Evergreen well before now. This has been such a positive experience in every aspect. Questions answered in a flash, every detail attended to in such a timely manner. Evergreen and Bibliomation are a match made in heaven! We are so happy to have made this move and look forward to a long and happy relationship.”
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.
Bibliomation is Connecticut’s largest library consortium. Sixty public libraries and seventeen schools share an Evergreen system with centralized cataloging and a shared computer network. Bibliomation is Connecticut’s only open source consortium. Members enjoy benefits beyond the ILS. Bibliomation offers top-notch cataloging, expert IT support, discounts on technology and library products, and regular trainings and workshops on a variety of topics. Non-members can take advantage of Bibliomation’s services as well. BiblioTech, OverDrive, and a wide range of consulting services are available. For more information on Bibliomation, please visit http://www.biblio.org/.
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, over 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.