FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Duluth, Georgia–September 14, 2016
Bibliomation has partnered with Equinox on many occasions over the years. Equinox is pleased to announce the completion of a project with the Connecticut-based organization. Milford Public Library was successfully migrated to Evergreen in late August. This was a joint effort between Equinox and Bibliomation.
Milford Public Library is located in Milford, Connecticut and serves 40,300 patrons with over 126,000 items. Equinox provided migration of bibliographic records, items, patrons, and transactions from their previous system. Equinox also handled project management and configuration of notifications as well as a deduplication of bibliographic records. Bibliomation handled the rest of the configuration and will provide ongoing hosting and support.
Amy Terlaga, Direct of Member Services for Bibliomation, remarked; “We are so excited to have the Milford Public Library back as part of the Bibliomation family. Their staff brings tremendous enthusiasm and will be fantastic assets to the Evergreen community. We look forward to our continued partnership with them.”
Rogan Hamby, Project and Data Analyst for Equinox, added; “I really enjoyed working with the Bibliomation and Milford staff on this migration, both are very passionate about library services and it’s exciting to watch services grow as new libraries join a 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.
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.