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Kent County Public Library Live on Sequoia

July 21st, 2014 by


Duluth, GA–July 21, 2014

Kent County Public Library has become the first library system to move to Equinox’s new Sequoia service platform. Equinox has hosted Kent for six years, making them the natural choice for Sequoia’s maiden voyage. Kent County Public Library is composed of 3 locations serving 14,000 patrons with 50,000 items.

Andrea Buntz Neiman, Librarian II, Public Services, says “We’re so happy to be able to take advantage of the Sequoia Platform, allowing ESI to quickly and seamlessly apply patches and upgrades to our system.  As a small public library, it’s great to know we’re in such good hands and can continually offer our patrons access to the latest version of Evergreen.”

Mike Rylander, Equinox Director of Development of Technology, comments “I am very proud of our six year relationship with Kent, and so excited to have them on the Sequoia Service Platform. They may be one of the smallest public libraries using Evergreen, but now on Sequoia they can be sure to benefit immediately from the hundreds of improvements Equinox makes annually to the software they depend on every day.”

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

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

About Sequoia

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

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