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Equinox Transitions to NonProfit to Benefit Libraries

Equinox Transitions to Nonprofit to Benefit Libraries FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Duluth, Georgia, January 12, 2017 – On January 1, 2017, Equinox Software, Inc., the premiere support and service provider for the Evergreen Integrated Library System, became Equinox Open Library Initiative Inc., a nonprofit corporation serving libraries, archives, museums, and other cultural institutions. This change comes […]

January 12th, 2017 by

Burnham Joins Bibliomation with Equinox Support

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. […]

December 15th, 2016 by

Pocono Mountain Public Library joins SPARK/PaILS

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Duluth, Georgia–November 16, 2016 Equinox is pleased to announce that SPARK is growing again!  Pocono Mountain Public Library in Tobyhanna, Pennsylvania migrated to Evergreen in early November.  They join Eastern Monroe to form the Monroe County Libraries.  SPARK is managed by Pennsylvania Integrated Library System and has been using Evergreen since 2011. […]

November 16th, 2016 by

Welcome, Andrea!

Equinox is excited to announce the newest member of our team:  Andrea Buntz Neiman!  Andrea has filled the position of Project Manager for Software Development and began work this week.  In her new role, she will coordinate with customers, developers, and other stakeholders to make sure everyone stays on the same page about development projects. […]

October 14th, 2016 by

New Additions to SPARK/PaILS

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Duluth, Georgia–October 7, 2016 Equinox is pleased to announce two new additions to the SPARK/PaILS Consortium.  Claysburg Area Public Library, Hollidaysburg Area Public Library, Martinsburg Community Library, Roaring Spring Community Library, Tyrone-Snyder Public Library, and Williamsburg PA Public Library; affectionately known as The Blair County 6–BC6 for short; joined Altoona and Bellwood-Antis […]

October 7th, 2016 by

Milford Joins Bibliomation with Equinox Support

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 […]

September 14th, 2016 by

New Addition for Virginia Evergreen

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Duluth, Georgia–September 13, 2016 Equinox is happy to announce that yet another library has successfully migrated to Virginia Evergreen.  Halifax County South Boston-Public Library System is the ninth library system to join Virginia Evergreen which boasts close to thirty branches in total.  Halifax County-South Boston includes two branches:  Halifax Public Library and […]

September 13th, 2016 by

Altoona Area Public Library Joins SPARK

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Duluth, Georgia–July 26, 2016 Equinox is proud to announce that Altoona Area Public Library was added to SPARK, the Pennsylvania Consortium overseen by PaILS.  Equinox has been providing full hosting, support, and migration to PaILS since 2013.  In that time, SPARK has seen explosive growth.  As of this writing, 105 libraries have […]

July 26th, 2016 by

Johnston Joins NC Cardinal

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Duluth, Georgia–July 21, 2016 Equinox is pleased to announce that Johnston County Public Library has been successfully migrated to Evergreen in the NC Cardinal Consortium.  The Equinox team completed the migration in late May.  Johnston County Public Library includes ten branches and serves almost 48,000 patrons with over 174,000 items. Johnston joins […]

July 21st, 2016 by

Another Library Joins the Evergreen Virginia Project

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Duluth, GA–July 7, 2016 Equinox is pleased to announce that it has successfully migrated Amherst County Public Library to Evergreen within the Evergreen Virginia Project, managed by the Library of Virginia.  Equinox completed the migration in early June.  Amherst is hosted on Equinox’s Sequoia platform along with the rest of the consortium. […]

July 7th, 2016 by

See You In Orlando!

We’re packing up and preparing to head to Orlando for ALA Annual this week!  Equinox will be in Booth 1175. Throughout the conference, you’ll find Mike, Grace, Mary, Galen, Shae, and Dale in the booth ready to answer your questions.  We’d love for you to come visit and do a little crafting with us.  Crafting? […]

June 22nd, 2016 by

Alexander County Library Goes Live on Evergreen with NC Cardinal

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 17, 2016–Duluth, Georgia Equinox is thrilled to announce that yet another library has been added to NC Cardinal recently.  Alexander County Library migrated to Evergreen as part of NC Cardinal in early May.  Alexander County Library is comprised of two branches serving over 21,000 patrons with over 52,000 items.  NC Cardinal […]

May 17th, 2016 by

Successful Integration Testing Between meeScan and Evergreen

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Duluth, Georgia–May 12, 2016 Equinox and Bintec conduct successful integration testing between meeScan and Evergreen Equinox is pleased to announce successful integration testing between the meeScan self checkout system provided by Bintec Library Services and the Evergreen open source ILS. Additional information regarding how to configure Evergreen to work with meeScan will […]

May 12th, 2016 by

Two New Additions to NC Cardinal

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Duluth, GA–April 28, 2016 Equinox is proud to announce that NC Cardinal, one of the largest Evergreen Consortia, now has two new members.  Iredell County Public Library and Henderson County Public Library were recently migrated to Evergreen.  These two additions bring NC Cardinal’s total library count to 143. Henderson County has six […]

April 28th, 2016 by

Pack Up The Party Bus!

With the Code4Lib and PLA Conferences behind us, we’re now looking ahead to the Evergreen International Conference coming up on April 20.  As you could probably guess, this is our favorite conference of the year!  We love Evergreen and we love sharing things we’ve learned.  Plus it gathers some of our favorite Evergreen aficionados in […]

April 15th, 2016 by

Welcome, Rogan!

Equinox is pleased to welcome Rogan Hamby to the team!  He will join us as a Project and Data Analyst.  Rogan got his undergrad degree in English Lit with minors in Computer Science and Sociology and then received his MLIS from the University of South Carolina.  By repeatedly graduating he proved to be really bad […]

March 17th, 2016 by

Welcome, Barbara!

Equinox is pleased to announce that Barbara Cormack has joined the team!  Barbara will be a project manager overseeing implementations of Evergreen, Koha, and FulfILLment.   Barbara brings more than two decades of library experience.  She started at the State University of New York Office of Library Systems installing automation services.  She was so impressed […]

March 3rd, 2016 by

On The Road Again

It’s a new year, which means it’s time for the Equinox team to hit the road and attend some Spring conferences!  Here’s where we’ll be for the next few months: Code4Lib Conference in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania March 7-10, 2016 We love Pennsylvania, this much is true.  Equinox is proud to be co-sponsoring childcare for this event. […]

February 5th, 2016 by

PaILS/SPARK Ends 2015 with New Additions

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Duluth, Georgia–December 21, 2015 As we close out a busy 2015, Equinox would like to announce a few new libraries that migrated recently to Evergreen in Pennsylvania.  Shenandoah Area Free Public Library in Shenandoah has joined the PaILS/SPARK Consortium along with Schuylkill Haven Free Public Library in Schuylkill Haven and Tamaqua Public Library […]

December 21st, 2015 by

New Partnership Between Equinox and TALKINGTECH

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Duluth, GA–October 29, 2015 Equinox is pleased to announce a new working partnership with TALKINGTECH, the leader in library telephony services.  i-TIVA, TALKINGTECH’s interactive telephone messaging system, will be be available as an add-on service to our Evergreen Sequoia subscribers.  Equinox already helps its customers configure Evergreen for email, print, and SMS notices; […]

October 29th, 2015 by

Autumn Adventures

  It’s getting down to a brisk 70 degrees here in Georgia and that can only mean one thing:  Fall is upon us!  Next week, it will likely hit 90 degrees again but that won’t deter us from wearing sweaters and drinking pumpkin spice everything!  (Sometimes, Autumn only lasts two weeks here in the south. […]

September 15th, 2015 by

Brown Library Joins NC Cardinal

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Duluth, GA–July 14, 2015 Equinox is pleased to announce that yet another library has gone live on Evergreen through the North Carolina Cardinal Consortium.  Last month, Brown Library in Washington, North Carolina made the move to Evergreen, utilizing the Sequoia platform.  Brown is a single branch library with 56,065 bib records and […]

July 14th, 2015 by

Welcome, John!

At Equinox, we pride ourselves on our impeccable technical support.  We have a great tech support team that works together to make sure our customers have the help they need, when they need it.  We’re excited to announce that we’ve recently added to this team.  Please join us in welcoming John Yorio to the Equinox […]

July 7th, 2015 by

We’re Headed to The Golden City!

Equinox is looking forward to exhibiting at the 2015 American Library Association Annual conference in blissfully foggy San Francisco, California!  You can find us in Booth 2729.  The Equinox team will be on hand to discuss Open Source options for your library.  Want to see a demo?  We’ve got you covered.  Still trying to suss […]

June 23rd, 2015 by


  As the conference shuttle sped along I-84 from PDX to Hood River I tried to puzzle out a solid meaning for the selected theme of the 2015 International Evergreen Conference: Scaling Up Openness. It’s a broad, somewhat fuzzy theme. I looked out the shuttle window and decided not to worry about it. I was […]

May 28th, 2015 by

Blue Mountains Joins Saugeen

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Duluth, GA–April 21, 2015 The Blue Mountains Public Library is now live on Koha as part of the Saugeen Consortium.  Blue Mountains is located in Thornbury, Ontario.  Saugeen Library System chose Equinox to host and manage their Koha services last year.  Blue Mountains is the sixth library to join Saugeen. Galen Charlton, […]

April 21st, 2015 by

Evergreen International Conference 2015

Equinox is proud to be a Platinum Sponsor for this year’s Evergreen International Conference.  The conference will be held in beautiful Hood River, Oregon.  We’re thrilled to have this opportunity to connect with Evergreen users from all over the world. In addition to being a Platinum Sponsor, we will also be sponsoring the Hackfest.  The […]

April 15th, 2015 by

Lake Agassiz and NW Regional Choose Evergreen

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 […]

March 23rd, 2015 by

Braving the blizzard — an ALA Midwinter wrap-up

Chicago is home of many great things — the best pizza in the world, lions guarding the art museum, and the American Library Association’s headquarters. At the 2015 ALA Midwinter Conference, it was also home to a great deal of snow — the fifth-largest multi-day blizzard in city history, no less. Did that stop librarians […]

February 13th, 2015 by

We’re Headed to The Windy City!

Equinox will be at ALA Midwinter this year, but this time, we’re doing things a little differently.  The ESI group attending just happens to be a group of librarians. (We have eight on staff.) As such, they’d like to actually participate in some of the great offerings at ALA Midwinter.  So you won’t find them […]

January 22nd, 2015 by

Rockingham and Harnett Join NC Cardinal

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Duluth, GA January 7, 2015 Equinox is pleased to announce that Rockingham County Public Library and Harnett County Public Library have joined the growing NC Cardinal Consortium in North Carolina.  This brings the total number of libraries in NC Cardinal to 103. Rockingham County Public Library was the first to go live […]

January 7th, 2015 by

Change In Leadership At Equinox

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Duluth, GA–November 24, 2014 Equinox Software, Inc. is pleased to announce that Mike Rylander has been selected by the Equinox Board of Directors as President of the company. In addition to being a co-founder of Equinox, Rylander is one of the original developers of the Evergreen open source integrated library system. As […]

November 24th, 2014 by

Welcome, Mary!

It is with great pleasure that we announce yet another new member of the Equinox team!  Please join us in welcoming Mary Jinglewski, our new Training Services Librarian.  In this role, she will be training librarians on all the ins and outs of Evergreen and Koha.  Training is one of the most important services we […]

November 6th, 2014 by

PaILS/SPARK Continues to Grow with Evergreen

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Duluth, GA–November 3, 2014 Equinox is excited to announce that Ashland and Orwigsburg have joined PaILS/SPARK Consortium!  The two libraries are located in Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania.  There are now 41 libraries in the SPARK Consortium with another 30 to be added by Spring 2015. Ashland Public Library boasts almost 20,000 items for […]

November 4th, 2014 by

Welcome, Tara!

Equinox is very happy to announce that a new business manager has joined our team!  It didn’t take long for us to find Tara Callender and determine she’d be a perfect fit for our growing company.  Tara has been working in the financial field for the last 18 years.  She refers to herself as a […]

October 27th, 2014 by

Bounding to South Carolina!

The South Carolina Library Association (SCLA) Annual Conference will be held in Columbia, South Carolina on October 22-24.  Equinox is thrilled to attend both as an exhibitor and also a sponsor.  SCLA is an almost-hundred year old institution serving public and academic libraries of South Carolina. The theme for the SCLA Conference is Unbound:  Unconventional […]

September 25th, 2014 by

Ready to Be Bold at NELA in October!

Equinox is headed to Boxborough, Massachusetts for the New England Library Association’s Annual Conference October 19-21.  This year’s theme is Be Bold. Libraries In The Center Ring.  Here at Equinox, we’re quite fond of bold things, so of course we wouldn’t miss this! The New England Library Association (NELA) was first chartered in 1963 and […]

September 24th, 2014 by

Equinox Exhibiting at PaLA Conference

Equinox is headed to Pennsylvania!  We considered renting a horse and buggy for the occasion, but decided against it last minute.  Our horse skills are a tad rusty! We will be exhibiting at the Pennsylvania Library Association Conference September 28-October 1, 2014. The conference will be held in beautiful downtown Lancaster, PA at the Lancaster […]

September 5th, 2014 by

Onward and Sprintward

We are pleased to report that Sprint 1 of the “browserfication” of the Evergreen staff client is complete – on time and in budget, natch! Sprint 2 is up next and that sprint is… Cataloging! Mike Rylander and Galen Charlton will be starting that development next month and should be finishing up around the end […]

August 26th, 2014 by

Ringtown and Frackville Join PaILS

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Duluth, GA–August 26, 2014 Ringtown Area Library and Frackville Free Public Library have become the latest additions to the Pennsylvania Integrated Library System (PaILS) cooperative.  Both Frackville and Ringtown are located in Schuylkill County, PA and between them they provide almost 32,000 items and serve over 2,300 patrons. PaILS and its SPARK […]

August 26th, 2014 by

Kalkaska County Library Has Joined TADL

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Duluth, GA–August 22, 2014 Kalkaska County Library has gone live on Evergreen as part of the Traverse Area District Library (TADL) system in Michigan.  Kalkaska is the seventh library to join the group.  Equinox handled the migration and also provides support and hosting for TADL.  Kalkaska County Library services almost 12,000 patrons […]

August 22nd, 2014 by

Southeast Regional Evergreen Conference

The State Libraries of Virginia and North Carolina are hosting a regional Evergreen conference in October.  The Southeast Regional Evergreen Conference (SEREC) will take place October 8-9 at The Holiday Inn North Raleigh Hotel and Conference Center, 2804 Highlands Blvd, Raleigh, NC 27604. Several Equinox employees will be presenting sessions at SEREC, including Shae Tetterton […]

August 20th, 2014 by

Pease Joins the Howe Evergreen Consortium

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Duluth, GA August 18, 2014 Pease Public Library has joined the Howe Evergreen Consortium.  Pease serves over 4,000 patrons in Plymouth, New Hampshire, and boasts a collection of nearly 39,000 items.  Equinox handled their migration and will continue supporting them through the Howe Evergreen Consortium. Howe’s Systems Librarian, Pamela Smith, has provided […]

August 18th, 2014 by

Michigan Evergreen Project Chooses Equinox

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Duluth, GA–August 13, 2014 The Michigan Evergreen Project (managed by Midwest Collaborative for Library Services) has chosen Equinox Software Inc. to provide its hosting and support services. Michigan Evergreen consists of 6 library systems with 11 service locations. They serve 76,000 patrons with 442,727 items. Michigan Evergreen will move onto the Sequoia platform in […]

August 13th, 2014 by

On Partnership and Continued Growth

Evergreen was built to grow and that’s exactly what one of our customers intends to do in the next several months.  PaILS and its SPARK Consortium have been using Equinox for hosting and support since 2013. Under Equinox’s management, SPARK members enjoy 99.99% uptime, seamless upgrades to new versions of Evergreen, and access to the […]

August 8th, 2014 by

Evergreen Virginia Project Chooses Equinox

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Duluth, GA—July 24, 2014 The Evergreen Virginia Project has chosen Equinox Software, Inc. as their Evergreen support vendor. The ESI team upgraded them to the newest v2.6.1 release as part of the transition and they will move to the Sequoia platform later this year. The Evergreen Virginia Project is composed of 7 […]

July 24th, 2014 by

Kent County Public Library Live on Sequoia

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 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 […]

July 21st, 2014 by

Come see us at ALA 2014!

Come see Equinox at ALA 2014! We’ll be at booth 1843 showing off the latest Evergreen and Koha features, of course, but also drop by and take a gander at our brand-spanking-new offerings. FulfILLment, our open source ILL product, has reached version 1.0 and is ready for prime time. Ask us for a quick demo […]

June 23rd, 2014 by

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 […]

April 7th, 2014 by

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 […]

April 2nd, 2014 by

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 […]

March 27th, 2014 by

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 […]

March 3rd, 2014 by

Equinox Releases FulfILLment Software Version 1.0

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Duluth, GA —February 26, 2014 Equinox is proud to announce the release of FulfILLment™ version 1.0. FulfILLment is an open source ILL product that allows direct patron request of materials and greatly reduces staff mediation of requests. The website for the fulfillment project can be found at . Visitors can get […]

February 26th, 2014 by

Equinox unveils a redesigned ESILIBRARY.COM

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Duluth, GA —February 17, 2014 Equinox is proud to start off 2014 with whole new look to their website, The new website provides information and links for Evergreen, Koha, and FullfILLment software as well as detailed information about Equinox’s new suite of services including AIM, Idea Lab, and Sequoia. The […]

February 17th, 2014 by

Double (and a half) Trouble

With the holidays, new year, vacations, travel, and the attendant digging out from said, I let slip my duty to brag about all the awesome (and often under-appreciated) work that my Equinox coworkers did during our last two (and a half) community days in December and January.  Sorry, folks!  But work they did, and brag […]

January 29th, 2014 by

AIM Higher

Previously, I discussed some important and common sustainability problems that Open Source projects and communities can face.  The first of our new service offerings to debut will address both defect repair and quality assurance (QA) of Open Source projects in which we are involved.  The activities that address these two needs are tightly linked, and […]

January 24th, 2014 by

Equinox Exhibiting at ALA Midwinter

American Library Association 2014 Midwinter Meeting & Exhibits January 24-28, 2012 Pennsylvania Convention Center 1101 Arch St, Philadelphia, PA 19107 See us at booth 541!

January 23rd, 2014 by

Equinox Software to Introduce AIM, Idea Lab and Sequoia at ALA Midwinter

January 20, 2014 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Duluth, GA —January 20, 2014 Equinox Software to Introduce AIM, Idea Lab and Sequoia at ALA Midwinter Equinox is heading to the “City of Brotherly Love” for the ALA Midwinter meeting and will debut a completely revamped suite of services, including the Sequoia services platform, AIM, and Idea Lab. […]

January 23rd, 2014 by

Happy Holiday Development!

I’ve been remiss about posting about our development projects this year but in the spirit of the almost-new year, I’m turning over a new leaf. Please join me in thanking MassLNC and the BC Libraries Cooperative in sponsoring the final Evergreen development projects of 2013. MassLNC and BCLC joined forces to sponsor the MVF/CRA project, […]

December 23rd, 2013 by

Equinox Presenting at 2014 Evergreen International Conference

We’re very pleased that many of our presentation proposals were accepted for the 2014 Evergreen International Conference. Overall, Equinox is involved in fifteen presentations spread among nine lucky Equinoxians. Galen Charlton Grace Dunbar Bill Erickson Jason Etheridge Lebbeous Fogle-Weekley Angela Kilsdonk Erica Rohlfs Mike Rylander Michael Tate The talks will range across topics such as […]

December 18th, 2013 by

November 14: Stomping Day

But don’t worry — bugs, not weasels.  That’s the label I’d give to this month’s Equinox Community Day. Where as last month saw a focus on the creation of new features or infrastructure, this month seemed to be more heavily focused on fixing outstanding, known (if even very shortly so) issues in Evergreen and Koha.

November 15th, 2013 by

Patches and testing and feedback, oh my!

This past Thrusday, October 10, was the second Equinox Community Day.  I introduced Community Day last month, and this month was just as big of a success.  There was some follow up from the work done in September and several new projects, too.

October 14th, 2013 by

Introducing Community Day

Every employee of Equinox has shown a desire to go above and beyond their normal work duties and pitch in with community efforts.  They assist in creating and maintaining the online presence of various open source projects. They help new community members that want to come up to speed. They create and curate significant amounts […]

September 18th, 2013 by

Bragging on Equinox Support

At Equinox, Technical Support for Koha and Evergreen is a core service. Providing quality support services is vitally important for our customers; it has an immense impact on their experience with the software, and further, affects how they perform their jobs and serve their patrons/students/customers. Providing the highest quality support services is also vitally important […]

April 25th, 2013 by

Bibliomation and MassLNC Sponsoring Search Enhancements Development in Evergreen

Bibliomation and MassLNC are sponsoring development of search enhancements in Evergreen Open Source ILS.  Equinox Software will be spearheading the development project.  Ultimately, the goal of this development project is to make the following browse functions available in the catalog: alphabetical author, title and subject browse.  In order to make this functionality possible, the following […]

February 18th, 2013 by

BC Libraries Cooperative & MassLNC sponsoring Acquisitions enhancements in Evergreen

BC Libraries Cooperative (BCLC) and MassLNC have teamed up to sponsor some Acquisitions (Acq) enhancements in Evergreen Open Source ILS.  This project encompasses the following development: 1.  a server-side Acq batch update API to be used with the Purchase Order (PO) interface for updating line items and associated copies without having to click into the […]

February 13th, 2013 by

Alexander Street Press sponsoring enhancements in Evergreen

Alexander Street Press, publisher of award-winning online collections and videos for scholarly research, teaching and learning, has partnered with Equinox Software to sponsor the following enhancements in Evergreen Open Source ILS.  There are two parts to this development project:  1)  new functionality related to the export of bibliographic records and 2)  new functionality related to […]

February 13th, 2013 by

Development of Calculated Proximity Adjustment in Evergreen

Bibliomation, HSLC, MassLNC, and Sage Library System of Eastern Oregon have teamed up to sponsor the development of Calculated Proximity Adjustment in Evergreen Open Source ILS.  The development will consist of encoding policy-level information regarding lending priority for use with hold targeting.  In English, this means libraries will be able to specify a ‘lender of […]

December 4th, 2012 by

P.V. Supa is Sponsoring Evergreen Development

P.V. Supa is sponsoring development to integrate GoodStaff, an RFID software product, with Evergreen Open Source ILS.  Developers from Equinox Software, Inc. will be leading the development.  GoodStaff is a solution to enable RFID integration seamlessly with a library’s ILS.  You can read more about GoodStaff and P.V. Supa’s other solutions on their web site […]

November 19th, 2012 by

Evergreen Enhancements Sponsored by Bibliomation

Bibliomation, Inc. is sponsoring some Evergreen Open Source ILS enhancements.  Specifically, the development will address two enhancements:  1) adding the call number to each item saved in My Lists and 2) refreshing the item status screen to show updated call numbers in Edit Volumes, call number display.  Equinox Software developers are writing the code for […]

November 19th, 2012 by

FulfILLment Testing Pilot Project

The Pacific Library Partnership, consisting of three libraries in California, has contracted with Equinox Software, Inc. to test FulfILLment.  The partnership consists of Los Gatos Public Library, Peninsula Library System (the city of San Mateo only), and Santa Cruz Public Library.  These libraries currently use Koha, Millennium, and Evergreen as their ILS.  Lori Bowen Ayre, […]

September 26th, 2012 by

Porting organizational unit hiding from JSPAC to TPAC in Evergreen

Niagara Evergreen Consortium is funding the porting of organizational unit hiding in the JSPAC (Java Script OPAC) to the TPAC (Template Toolkit OPAC) in Evergreen open source ILS. They also originally funded this development in the JSPAC. Equinox developers are spearheading the development project. Equinox anticipates that the coding will be completed no later than […]

August 24th, 2012 by

Bibliomation has planted a seed – look at what’s growing in Evergreen now!

Bibliomation, Inc., Connecticut’s largest library consortium, is sponsoring the integration of Syndetic Solutions by Bowker with Template Toolkit OPAC (TPAC) in Evergreen.  Equinox developers will be writing the code for this project.  TPAC will be able to support cover images, reviews, summaries, table of contents, excerpts, and author notes from Syndetic Solutions.  Once the code […]

May 10th, 2012 by

Berklee College of Music sponsoring development of Auto-suggest feature in Evergreen

Berklee College of Music is sponsoring development to add an auto-suggest feature to Evergreen Open Source ILS search interfaces.  The goal of this development is to create a fast service for providing suggestions for user search queries which display as the user enters a query in the catalog search input.  During the normal typing pauses […]

January 17th, 2012 by

FulfILLment coming soon to a library near you!

The beta release of FulfILLment is very near completion.  The projected beta release date is January 31, 2012, with a projected release of v1.0 at the end of March 2012. For the next few weeks, we’ll be posting more updates about FulfILLment, providing additional insight into how it works and highlighting some of its features, […]

January 5th, 2012 by

New Development Project for Evergreen

Massachusetts Library Network Cooperative (MassLNC) & Equinox Software, Inc. (Equinox) are excited to announce a new development project for the Evergreen Open Source ILS.  This project is the result of an RFP issued by MassLNC in August 2011.  The parties anticipate the coding will be ready for testing by the end of April, 2012.  MassLNC […]

December 20th, 2011 by

Where in the world is Equinox this fall?

Equinox is hitting the road this fall!  If you’re attending a conference that we’re going to, come to our booth to chat.  We’ll be there to talk with you about open source systems for libraries or anything else you want to talk about.  (Library cats?  Open source systems for library cats?  The possibilities are endless!) […]

September 29th, 2011 by

Evergreen and Koha, sitting on a server …

As part of preparing for our trip to ALA Annual this year in New Orleans (come visit us at booth 550!), we’re setting up our demo server to run both Evergreen and Koha.  Why run two open source ILSs on one server?  We’re doing so in part because we proudly support both ILSs, in part […]

June 14th, 2011 by

Coming soon! The 1,000th Evergreen library

In preparation for my talk at the Evergreen International Conference on the "State of Evergreen," I have been updating my files of libraries running Evergreen and this time in more detail than I have in the past. It is an increasing difficult task because migrations to Evergreen are coming so rapidly and from all over […]

April 22nd, 2011 by

Natural Resources Canada Library Development Update

Natural Resources Canada Library will sponsor development of  enhanced bibliographic record linking capability in Evergreen.  Equinox Software, Inc. is providing the development services.   The development will enable catalogers and system administrators to link a given item record to more than one bibliographic record.  Some examples of the use cases that will be supported by this […]

November 23rd, 2010 by

But is it sane?

  Earlier this month I attended the Charleston Conference, which focuses on issues in technical services. I attended a few years ago and the topics then were the emergence of e-books and e-journals, ERMs, federated searching and, of course, Google. While the topics haven’t changed much, the context was certainly different as we now know […]

November 19th, 2010 by

Koha, meet Equinox. Equinox, meet Koha

Equinox is  expanding our services to include support for Koha, the open source integrated library system initiated by the Horowhenua Library Trust in New Zealand. Our press release can be found here.  We’ll focus on hosting, migration, support, and training at first, but we also offer Koha development services. We’ll be building on our work […]

February 11th, 2010 by

A new role for the Equinox community librarian

It’s with mixed emotions that I write this (from the 25th floor of the lovely Amway Grand Plaza in Grand Rapids, where a team of Evergreeners has been planning the 2010 conference), but very shortly I am changing roles in the Evergreen community.  I have an opportunity to return to library administration and to Northern […]

September 29th, 2009 by

Introducing Lebbeous Fogle-Weekley, Evergreen Developer

Equinox Software recently welcomed Lebbeous Fogle-Weekley to its Evergreen development team. For the past three years, Lebbeous worked for an information security firm in Cleveland, Ohio, where he primarily wrote software using open source tools.  He has applied his passion for programming to diverse problems including vulnerability assessment, network perimeter management, log analysis, and more, […]

September 25th, 2009 by

Introducing Joe Atzberger, Evergreen Developer

In late August, Joe Atzberger joined Equinox Software’s rapidly growing Software Development team. Since 2007, Joe had worked for LibLime as a developer on Koha (another open source library automation platform), specializing in system integration. Joe has also worked as a Technical Specialist supporting INFOhio K-12 libraries and their migrations on SirsiDynix and MultiLIS platforms. […]

September 22nd, 2009 by

Welcome Grace Dunbar, PM for Product Development, Equinox Software

Grace Dunbar recently joined Equinox Software as the project manager for product development. We are thrilled to have a second PM and one dedicated to development. It’s another sign of Evergreen’s growth! Grace spent five years as a librarian at Stanford University, where she managed the Google digitization effort. She then took a position with […]

August 25th, 2009 by

Welcome Galen Charlton, new Equinox VP for Data Services

The Evergreen community has been enriched by the arrival of Galen Charlton, and we took a moment to ask him a few questions so we’d all get to know him better. A Little About Galen… Galen has worked in library automation for the past eleven years, performing data migration and special projects for Endeavor and […]

August 20th, 2009 by

Four Positions Open at Equinox Software

Wow!  FOUR POSITIONS OPEN at Equinox Software (“The Evergreen experts”):  Sysadmin, migration specialist, software developer, and technical support. All jobs based in Norcross, Georgia, near metro-Atlanta. System Administrator 06/12/2009 Equinox Software Inc. (“The Evergreen Experts”) seeks a highly motivated, experienced SYSTEM ADMINISTRATOR to contribute to our dynamic, fast-growing open source support and development company. About […]

June 15th, 2009 by

Equinox on Twitter

Equinox now has a Twitter account: If you’re on Twitter, give us a follow! We’ll post Evergreen and Equinox news.

May 5th, 2009 by

Project Manager Position, Equinox Software

Equinox Software, a growing and dynamic software development and support company based in Norcross, Georgia, is seeking a talented and dedicated Project Manager. We are looking for the following qualities in a candidate: The ability to juggle many competing priorities in a fast-paced environment. A high degree of comfort with leading meetings and conducting software demonstrations. […]

April 13th, 2009 by

Welcome Ben Ostrowsky to Equinox Software!

Ben is a new Technical Support Specialist at Equinox, expanding our tech services department to meet our growing clientele. Ben comes to us with a sizable amount of library and Evergreen-specific knowledge. Ben received his MLS from the University of South Florida 1998. We asked Ben a few questions about open source, Equinox, and, of […]

April 9th, 2009 by

Introducing Dawn Roberts, Director of Marketing

In March, Dawn Roberts became the newest employee at Equinox Software. As Director of Marketing,  Roberts will play a key role in establishing the company’s presence at industry trade shows and exhibitions. We asked Dawn a few questions… What interests you about working for Equinox? I truly believe that open source is the future of […]

March 23rd, 2009 by

Migration Nation, Part 2: Six Months Before Launch

This is part 2 of a series of posts about planning migrations to a new ILS. In the first post in this series, we asked some of the tough human-resource questions, focused primarily on whether you have the right people in place. In this post, we’ll look at where you need to be in terms […]

March 11th, 2009 by

Three-minute Podcast by Jessamyn West on Open Source in Libraries

Hear this very short podcast of Jessamyn West on the value of open source software in libraries — a quick preview of Jessamyn’s talk at the upcoming Evergreen International Conference, May 20-22 in Athens, Georgia. Coming soon: a short recording of Joe Lucia, our other keynote speaker!

February 26th, 2009 by

Migration Nation, Part 1: Thinking Ahead to a Successful Migration

The Equinox team has a few legacy-ILS-to-Evergreen migrations under its belt; it’s something we do well –and we’re getting better at it all the time. To launch this new year on a good foot, we’re publishing a six-part series on planning successful data migrations. Over the next three weeks we’ll address these topics: Thinking Ahead […]

February 3rd, 2009 by

Scott McKellar Joins Equinox Software

Equinox Software recently welcomed Scott McKellar as its newest software developer (Laura, you’re no longer the newest!). Scott will help Evergreen, the consortial-quality library automation software used in hundreds of libraries worldwide, continue to grow and meet the needs of current and future users. We interviewed Scott about what brought him to Equinox and the […]

January 29th, 2009 by

Equinox Out and About, Spring 2009

Here is the current line-up for conferences through May where there will be at least one Equinox person in attendance. If you were thinking “Evergreen” and also thinking about these events — that’s one more reason to attend! ALA Midwinter — Denver — Jan 23-27 — we’ve got a booth (522), an event, demos, and […]

January 13th, 2009 by

Equinox at ALA Midwinter: Exhibits! Demos! Yummo Noshes!

Equinox will be at ALA Midwinter 2009 — and we’d love to see you, too! We have a lovely event early Saturday evening, and we’d like to welcome you there. Email, RSVP through the Facebook event, or stop by the booth for your invitation. We’re exhibiting at booth 522. Stop and by and say […]

January 7th, 2009 by

The Square of Engagement: Fully-baked Theory

Recently, over on the eIFL website, Randy Metcalfe posted “The Square of Engagement,” a terrifically well-crafted and fully-baked discourse on the many facets of engagement with open source. To over-simplify one of his main points, Randy is saying something that needs to be part of our open source advocacy for 2009: engagement takes many shapes. […]

January 2nd, 2009 by

Welcome Laura, Newest Equinox Developer

Laura McFarland joins Equinox Software at a fortuitous time, when Evergreen is in a very robust development stage and more and more libraries are coming on board. Laura spoke with Equinox about open source, good software, her work habits, and (we have pictures!) her family and pets. What interests you about working for Equinox? It’s […]

December 16th, 2008 by

Learning from the Aussies

I just returned from a five-city”road show” hosted by CAVAL and VALA. I spoke about open source in libraries while Lizanne Payne of WRLC spoke about mass storage. In two weeks we visited libraries in Sydney, Brisbane, Perth, Adelaide, and Melbourne. (I think Melbourne was my favorite, but that’s because I grew up in San […]

November 18th, 2008 by

Evergreen Newsletter Debuts

Over on the Evergreen project blog you can find Volume 1, Number 1 of the Evergreen newsletter, a new monthly publication for all things Evergreen. This month’s issue updates you on the 1.4 release candidate, acquisitions, save the dates” for Evergreen events, the most recent libraries to “go Evergreen,” URLs for recent webinars, and more. […]

November 3rd, 2008 by

Freelance work for acquisitions documentation writers

We have an immediate need for writers who can produce well-written documentation for acquisitions services in library automation software. Librarians and other library workers who use, configure, or manage library acquisitions systems are the audience for this documentation. This is freelance work to begin in September, 2008 and be completed no later than December, 2008. […]

September 15th, 2008 by

Meet Shawn Boyette, Equinox’s newest employee

Earlier in August, Shawn Boyette joined the Equinox team as a Data Migration Specialist. Shawn is a programmer/sysadmin/language designer/cook with (in his words) “over a decade of cripplingly painful industry experience.” He comes to ESI from Google, where he did things he says “were really, totally, amazingly cool,” but he can’t tell you about any […]

August 20th, 2008 by

Evergreen Adoption and Migration Patterns

At Equinox, we have about 30 migrations to Evergreen currently scheduled for the rest of the year. We are doing many, we are working with our partner, Alpha-G Consulting, LLC, so that it will be doing migrations, too, with its customers, and, of course, the University of Prince Edward Island blazed yet another migration trail […]

July 22nd, 2008 by

Updates in Evergreen 1.4

Over on the Evergreen project blog you can find a preview of what’s coming out in version 1.4. I happen to be a particularly big fan of “pre-overdue notices” — the notices that tell me my books will soon be due. They don’t actually change my behavior; I read the notices, I think I am […]

July 16th, 2008 by

We’re Hiring: Systems Developers Wanted

Reminder: we here at Equinox have three (yes, three!) positions available for “Systems Developer, Library Automation Applications.” Do you have a passion for libraries, or even just for organizing all the information you come into contact with? Does working with a small, agile team of software designers and developers to create unique and successful solutions […]

July 11th, 2008 by

SOLINET to provide training on Evergreen software

For those who missed the press release in the pre-ALA buildup, SOLINET and Equinox entered a training agreement last month which pairs Equinox with the power of SOLINET’s training skills. It’s another initiative which puts the “green” into Evergreen, as this will be all distance instruction. Save your gas money for something else!

July 10th, 2008 by

Equinox at ALA Annual 2008

Fourteen demos (four by me, ten by the brilliant and accomplished Shae Tetterton), several programs, many breakfasts, lunches, and dinners, and a million-plus “hello-welcome-to-our-booth” greetings later… what a terrific conference! (My personal favorite moments came every time I was able to clarify that Evergreen is the software, Equinox is the support & development company, and […]

July 2nd, 2008 by

Three more related Evergreen events at ALA Annual 2008

Beyond the booth demos, the following events at ALA Annual 2008 offer some Evergreen/open-source/Equinox representation from Karen, Community Librarian (as she ponders writing about herself in the third person): There’s No Catalog Like No Catalog: The Ultimate Debate on the future of the Library Catalog Saturday, 1:30 pm – 03:30 pm HYATT Grand A (It’s […]

June 27th, 2008 by

Away, away, to ALA!

We are now flying over what I call the ALA Cone of Confusion, where we are so close to the air tower we lose radio contact. In other words, ignore my bold announcement to expect posts here every day; during ALA, blogging here will be light. I fly out tomorrow morning and I will be […]

June 25th, 2008 by

Equinox at ALA: Presentations Galore!

Equinox Project Manager Shae Tetterton and I (Karen Schneider, Equinox Community Librarian) will be doing booth demos all through ALA Annual, at Equinox Booth 1888. Shae will focus on the Evergreen software and I’ll be talking about open source in general (in other words, Shae knows her stuff while I’m brand-new…). Both demos should be […]

June 24th, 2008 by

Open Source is Beautiful

Note: Expect to hear this announcement more than once this week, but Equinox will be at Booth 1888 at ALA Annual in Anaheim (that’s a triple-A statement!). Come on by! As the newly-minted Community Librarian for Equinox, the open source support and development company for Evergreen, I’m going to be writing at this blog and […]

June 24th, 2008 by

Deep in the heart of Texas

In preparation for the Texas Library Association conference this week, I have been looking at data from public libraries in Texas using the same method I used in a post on the open-ils blog on library characteristics: A Riff on Big. Not surprisingly, Texas public libraries show similar patterns as we saw there for all […]

April 14th, 2008 by

The Martian State Library and the Lunar Provincial Library System select Evergreen

April 1, 2008 The Martian State Library and the Lunar Provincial Library System (LPLS) have selected Evergreen, the open source ILS, for their next-generation library automation systems. Thus, Evergreen’s unique and well-known capabilities as a robust, high capacity ILS will be utilized to provide libraries on the two systems with a unified catalog and resource […]

April 1st, 2008 by

Open Source OPAC Market Penetration in US Public Libraries

This post is an updated version of an attempt last fall to assess the penetration of open source in the U.S. ILS market. There were two posts in LISNews, one on October 15, 2007 and the second on October 19. In summary, they reported that about 1% of U.S. Public Libraries used open source ILSs, […]

March 24th, 2008 by

Out where the buses don’t run

What follows began as a summary of my VALE symposium talk but I have been thinking about the talk and related items and, well, here goes. For those interested, I have been told the slides and videos will appear here shortly: My talk touched on several themes but I want to elaborate on that […]

March 18th, 2008 by

The Path to FulfILLment™

One of the smartest data guys I know, Equinox’s Bob Molyneux, is in New Jersey as I write this talking to the New Jersey VALE group about Evergreen and consortial ILS deployment, a topic that we at Equinox know a bit about — we manage a State-wide consortium in the US and a growing Province-wide […]

March 13th, 2008 by

Equinox Website Makeover

We’re proud to announce the roll-out of our new website and logo. Special thanks to our marketing and design firm, Inward Solutions, for their help.

February 11th, 2008 by

Equinox at Midwinter ’08

Bob Molyneux, Bill Erickson, and I (Brad LaJeunesse) will be traveling to Philadelphia for ALA Midwinter ’08. I’ve described this trip as sublime and viral to some folks because we don’t have a booth or really any substantial official presence at the conference. We have numerous meetings scheduled with libraries interested in Evergreen, and if […]

January 8th, 2008 by

Alpha-G Consulting and Equinox

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Equinox Software, Inc. Partners with Alpha-G Consulting, LLC NORCROSS, GA—January 7, 2007—Equinox Software, Inc, The Evergreen Experts, is pleased to announce the formation of a strategic partnership with Alpha-G Consulting, LLC. Equinox and Alpha-G have signed an agreement to facilitate migration of customers choosing to move from Horizon to Evergreen. “We’ve done […]

January 7th, 2008 by

Mellon Award and Sir Tim Berners-Lee

As was reported on the Evergreen community blog and in a GPLS press release, Evergreen was recently recognized by the Mellon Foundation. Sir Tim Berners-Lee was the award presenter, and I got a moment to meet him and have a picture taken.

December 16th, 2007 by

Dr. Robert E. Molyneux Joins Equinox Software, Inc.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Dr. Robert E. Molyneux Joins Equinox Software, Inc. LAWRENCEVILLE, GA—November 12, 2007—Equinox Software, Inc, the Evergreen Experts, welcomes Bob “drdata” Molyneux as its Vice President for Business Development. He will be directing corporate planning and developing strategic partnerships. Bob brings extensive experience from the library world in a variety of capacities. He […]

November 12th, 2007 by

Access Really Is All That and A Bag Of Chips

I still have food on the brain … more on that later. Bill and I spent a heady 5-ish days in Victoria, BC a week ago attending Access 2007, and let me tell you, it was a wonderful experience. It’s the first time I haven’t presented while at a conference I’m attending, and it was […]

October 21st, 2007 by

Equinox welcomes Don McMorris to the team

Those of you on the open-ils mailing lists already know his name and friendly manner well. Don became involved in the Evergreen project near the beginning as a volunteer, and has been a resource for the community ever since. Now Don joins the Equinox team so he can work on Evergreen full-time. Don was previously […]

September 10th, 2007 by

Library conferences and a feast of fests

There’s something about meeting folks face to face that the great catalyst known as the Internet hasn’t quite yet managed to capture. We had much fun at the last ALA, Code4Lib, and WiLSWorld conferences. And though our cozy little AcqFest wasn’t a conference, it was much the same in terms of sharing ideas and making […]

August 28th, 2007 by

British Columbia Chooses Equinox

Just a short blurb to announce that British Columbia has chosen Equinox to help out with their BC Pines Evergreen installation. See the BC Pines website for more information. We’re looking forward to the BC pilot libraries to start coming on Evergreen in October!

July 11th, 2007 by

Georgia Public Library Service Selects Equinox Software, Inc.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Georgia Public Library Service Selects Equinox Software, Inc. LAWRENCEVILLE, GA — Equinox Software has been selected by the Georgia Public Library Service (GPLS) to provide Evergreen ILS support, software development, system administration, training and consulting services for the agency’s PINES program, a consortium of 265 public libraries. The agreement took effect July […]

July 6th, 2007 by

Here’s One Way to Explore Evergreen

Hey, there’s a press release floating around about this, but I wanted to give you the short and skinny: Equinox has been hired by the King County Library System (KCLS) to help with a Proof-of-Concept Evergreen installation. We’re obviously excited about this. KCLS is very developer-oriented, and we’re looking forward to collaboration with them on […]

March 20th, 2007 by

Happy Beginnings

Things take time to happen, but the story is quickly told. Once upon a time, libraries worked without computers. Names were signed, dates were stamped, and items were cataloged on index cards. And then came computers, and automation systems sprang up all over the place. Some were good, some were bad, some languished, and others […]

January 9th, 2007 by

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