Norcross, GA -- October 20, 2011. The Evergreen Conference Site Selection Committee is pleased to announce that the 2013 Evergreen International Conference will be held in Vancouver, British Columbia April 10- April 13 2013. This marks the first time that the conference will be held outside of the United States. Equinox Software is proud to support the 2013 committee and will serve as a conference sponsor.
The King County Library System and BC Libraries Cooperative- Home of Sitka- will act as joint hosts for the annual gathering of software developers, system administrators, and end users of the Evergreen open source integrated library system
"We look forward to welcoming hundreds of delegates from around the world with legendary Pacific Northwestern hospitality in a world-class city with tremendous social, recreational and cultural offerings."
KCLS was named Library Journal's 2011 Library of The Year and is recognized as the busiest library system in the United States. BC Libraries Cooperative was the first consortium outside of Georgia PINES to migrate to Evergreen and has been an active voice for open source software for over 4 years. More information about the 2013 hosts can be found at www.kcls.org and http://cooperative.bclibraries.ca/
"BC Libraries Cooperative and KCLS are proud of our involvement in the Evergreen community and we are keen to provide a forum for mutual learning, networking and the continued development of Evergreen and the International Evergreen Community."
More information about the 2013 conference will be available immediately following the Evergreen 2012 Conference in Indianapolis, Indiana next April.
Evergreen is a robust, open-source integrated library system best known for its unique ability to meet the needs of very large, high-transaction, multi-site consortia. However, it has also proven equally successful scaled down for even the smallest libraries.
Since its debut in September 2006, the software has sustained the 280-plus libraries of the Georgia PINES consortium. Evergreen has earned acclaim and praise from users worldwide, including a Technology Collaboration Award from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Evergreen now supports over 1,000 libraries of every type-public, academic, special, and school media centers. Evergreen's rapidly expanding community includes libraries across 4 countries including 31 U.S. states and 8 Canadian provinces.
For more information about Evergreen, including a list of all known Evergreen installations, see http://evergreen-ils.org.