Norcross, GA -- June 23, 2009. Columbia Bible College in Abbotsford, British Columbia has gone live with Evergreen, the highly scalable, open-source library automation software. Equinox Software Inc., "The Evergreen Experts," oversaw data migration and software configuration, and will provide round-the-clock ongoing technical support.
"We are excited to be the first known academic library in British Columbia to adopt Evergreen, the leading open source library automation program," said Anne Andres, Associate Librarian. "Our staff is pleased with the significant enhancements, features and functionality which streamline their operations. Patrons will be pleased with improved services such as email notification, holds, and enhanced search capabilities."
"The ability of Evergreen to support libraries of all sizes and types is part of its overwhelming success," said Brad LaJeunesse, Equinox company president. "Evergreen’s scalability and excellent feature set make it increasingly popular with academic libraries worldwide."
The Columbia Bible College Library primarily serves its academic community, but is also open to the public. Its collection is focused on theological and biblical studies. Their new catalog can be viewed at http://columbiabc.evergreencatalog.com.
Evergreen is powerful, highly scalable open-source library software. While Evergreen is best known for its unique ability to meet the needs of very large, high-transaction, multi-site consortia, Evergreen also elegantly scales down to the smallest library sites.
Since its debut in September 2006 as the software powering the 270-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 hundreds of libraries of every type—public, academic, special, and school media—in 12 states and 2 countries.
For more information about Evergreen, including a list of all known Evergreen installations, see http://evergreen-ils.org.
About Equinox Software, Inc.
Founded by the original Evergreen designers and developers, Equinox Software is a growing team of skilled 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. Equinox also offers hosting packages for libraries that prefer not to maintain local servers.
For more information on Equinox Software, please visit http://www.esilibrary.com.
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Evergreen is open source software, freely licensed under the GNU GPL. Evergreen and the Evergreen logo are trademarks of the Georgia Public Library Service.