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 training and migration support along with Equinox’s project manager, Jenny LaJeunesse. Smith had this to say about the migration:
“Howe Library is pleased to add Pease Public Library to our Howe/Evergreen Project. Pease Library in Plymouth, New Hampshire, is the seventh library to join our consortium and, with nearly 39,000 items, is the largest library to be added to Howe/Evergreen. We have enjoyed working closely with the Pease staff the past seven months and want to commend Pease on their hard work, their successful Evergreen launch, and offer a special mention for their outstanding and stunning new OPAC.”
Rebekka Mateyk, Director of Pease Public Library added:
“The Pease Public Library appreciates the Howe Library for inviting them to join the Howe/Evergreen Project. The technical expertise of Pam Smith and the Howe organization in addition to Equinox’s project management, makes it possible for smaller libraries to migrate to the Evergreen circulation software. Utilizing Evergreen as our circulation software and the technical support and training provided by the Howe Library, allows us to operate more efficiently and effectively for our patrons.”
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.
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.