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 on November 20, 2014. The system includes six branches: Eden Library, Madison-Mayodan Public Library, Reidsville Library, Stoneville Library, Rockingham Headquarters, and Rockingham Outreach Bookmobile. A total of 280,000 items and 42,000 patrons were added to the shared NC Cardinal System.
Harnett County Public Library went live on December 18, 2014. This county system consists of seven branches: Anderson Creek Public Library, Anderson Creek Primary School, Angier Public Library, Coats Public Library, Dunn Public Library, and Erwin Public Library. Harnett County added over 200,000 items and more than 50,000 patrons to the NC Cardinal System. Harnett County borders on Cumberland County, another member of NC Cardinal.
Jenny LaJeunesse, Equinox Project Manager, remarked, “Rockingham’s staff is technically savvy and will be excellent members of NC Cardinal going forward. Harnett has been a pleasure to work with. The staff members and administration have adapted easily to Evergreen and we look forward to a long partnership.”
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, 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 http://evergreen-ils.org.