Norcross, GA – March 16, 2009. Equinox Software, Inc., the support and development company for Evergreen open-source library software, welcomes Dawn Roberts as Director of Marketing. Roberts will play a key role in helping to establish the company’s presence at industry trade shows and exhibitions.
Roberts has been serving as Equinox’s Event Manager on a contract basis while running her own event services company for the past year and a half. She brings over 15 years of event management experience to her role with particular focus in the library industry. Roberts has been a consistent presence at ALA Annual, ALA Midwinter, and PLA Meetings for the past ten years.
Roberts said, "I am extremely proud to be a part of the up and coming open source library market with the best team in the business."
Brad LaJeunesse, Equinox company president, added, "Roberts’ expertise will help our growing team of "Evergreen Experts" connect with present and future users at events and ensure Equinox and Evergreen have a strong marketing presence. We now have approximately 100 library systems using Evergreen, with more coming on board every month, so Roberts’ arrival is timely."
Roberts resides in Huntsville, Alabama and is part of the growing group of teleworkers at Equinox Software.
Evergreen is consortial-quality, open-source library software initially developed to support Georgia PINES, a resource-sharing consortium with over 270 public libraries. Evergreen was designed from the ground up to be robust, fault-tolerant, service-oriented, and standards-based. Evergreen nimbly evolves to meet the needs of very large, high-transaction, multi-site consortia, while elegantly scaling down to the smallest library sites.
The growing multinational Evergreen development community has shepherded Evergreen through a series of carefully-planned releases that have further strengthened Evergreen’s consortial capabilities while adding popular and useful functionality. Evergreen 2.0, due out in 2009, will add acquisitions, serials, and reserves to Evergreen’s outstanding functionality.
From its debut in September 2006, Evergreen has earned acclaim and praise from users worldwide, including a Technology Collaboration Award from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Additional Evergreen implementations include consortial projects such as Evergreen Indiana, Michigan Evergreen and British Columbia SITKA, and libraries such as Kent County Public Library in Maryland, Marshall Public Library in Missouri, the National Weather Center Library, and the University of Prince Edward Island.
Other libraries contracting with Equinox software for future Evergreen services include King County Library System, a public library system in Washington State), the thirteen libraries of Natural Resources Canada, and North Texas Regional Library System. A number of libraries "go it alone" with Evergreen by providing their own migration and support, which further demonstrates the power, ease, and reliability of this state-of-the-art library software.
For more information about Evergreen, visit http://evergreen-ils.org
About Equinox Software, Inc.
Founded by the original Evergreen designers and developers, Equinox Software is a growing team of skilled developers and other professionals who provide comprehensive support for Evergreen, the consortial-quality, open source Integrated Library System (ILS). Equinox develops, supports, trains, migrates, integrates, and consults on Evergreen, and engages with the rapidly expanding Evergreen community. Instead of one-size-fits-all support, Equinox works closely with libraries to ensure Evergreen is implemented in the manner that best fits their individual needs.
In addition to support, custom development and integration services, Equinox offers complete Evergreen hosting packages for libraries wishing to outsource their ILS infrastructure. Equinox also provides consulting services for libraries seeking more insight into the value proposition of open source software.
Press contact: Corinne Hall, firstname.lastname@example.org, 770-709-5571
For more information on Equinox Software, please visit http://www.esilibrary.com.
Evergreen is open source software, freely licensed under the GNU GPL. Evergreen and the Evergreen logo are trademarks of the Georgia Public Library Service.