FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Duluth, GA–March 23, 2015
We are excited to announce that Lake Agassiz Regional Library (LARL) and Northwest Regional Library (NWRL), both in Minnesota, have chosen Equinox to manage their migration to Evergreen later this year. Equinox will also be providing support. These two libraries have shared an Innovative Interfaces system for over ten years and will be taking the plunge into open source together. The library systems share approximately 225,000 items and serve 95,000 patrons.
Lake Agassiz Regional Library Director Liz Lynch remarked, “Lake Agassiz Regional Library and Northwest Regional Library are excited about the possibilities moving forward with a new automation system.”
Sharon Douglas, LARL Automation Coordinator, will be working closely with the Equinox team in the upcoming months. “LARL and NWRL have shared an ILS for well over over 10 years and look forward to continuing this relationship with the new automation system.”
Equinox Sales Director Shae Tetterton added, “This is a group who really did their homework before making a decision to move forward with a new ILS. I couldn’t be happier they chose Equinox and Evergreen for their next generation ILS.”
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 about Equinox, please visit http://www.esilibrary.com.
About Lake Agassiz Regional Library and Northwest Regional Library
Lake Agassiz Regional Library and Northwest Regional Library are library systems located in Minnesota. LARL is comprised of 13 branch sites and 9 LINK sites. NWRL has 7 branch sites and 2 LINK sites. LARL and NWRL were formed under joint powers agreements between cities and counties. The two have shared an automation system for the last ten years.
For more information about Lake Agassiz Regional Library, please visit http://larl.org/.
For more information about Northwest Regional Library, please visit http://nwrlib.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.