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September 19, 2022

Equinox Equinox presents at the 2022 Missouri Library Association Conference. Equinox Open Library Initiative, a trusted leader in open source technology development and support for libraries, is looking forward to presenting at the 2022 Missouri Library Association Conference to be held at the Oasis Hotel and Convention Center in Springfield, Missouri, from September 28 through September 30, 2022. Equinox's Erica Rohlfs will be presenting “Migrating Non-Automated Libraries onto Missouri Evergreen,” on Friday, September 30, 2022 at 11:00 a.m.CDT. The Equinox team will be in attendance and available throughout the event. [Full Announcement].

September 15, 2022

Equinox Equinox Supports KohaCon22. Equinox Open Library Initiative, a trusted leader in open source technology development and support for libraries, is a proud sponsor of KohaCon22, the international Koha Annual Conference, hosted this year by Koha-US. The conference will be held in a hybrid format both online and in person in Lawrence, Kansas (KS) September 20 – September 23, 2022. The Equinox team will be in attendance and available throughout the event. [Full Announcement].

September 6, 2022

Equinox Weeksville Heritage Center goes live on Koha ILS. Equinox Open Library Initiative announced the successful implementation of Koha ILS at the Weeksville Heritage Center in Brooklyn, New York (NY), with funding provided by the Equinox Open Source Grant. The grant provides implementation, training, hosting, and support services for Koha ILS, an open source integrated library system used by libraries worldwide. [Full Announcement].

August 24, 2022

Equinox Equinox welcomes William Jessup University to CORAL ERM and Sequoia Hosting. Equinox Open Library Initiative, a trusted leader in open source technology development and support for libraries, is excited to welcome the Paul Nystrom Library at William Jessup University to CORAL ERM, an open source electronic resources management system, and to hosting Evergreen ILS on Sequoia, Equinox's cloud-based platform for library automation services. [Full Announcement].

August 15, 2022

Equinox Equinox welcomes Visual Art Library to Koha ILS. Equinox Open Library Initiative welcomed the Visual Art Library of New London, Connecticut to the Koha ILS open source community. [Full Announcement].

July 7, 2022

Equinox Equinox announces support for Aspen Discovery. Equinox Open Library Initiative announced support for Aspen Discovery, an open source discovery layer which unites e-resources, catalog records, and third party databases within a single search. Aspen Discovery is user-friendly for staff and patrons alike and brings together all formats and titles in the search results, including resources from across the library's print and electronic collections and licensed content from OverDrive, Hoopla, and more. A mobile app for iOS and Android devices, LiDA, is also available for use with Aspen Discovery. [Full Announcement].

June 16, 2022

Equinox Equinox presents at the 2022 American Library Association Annual Conference. Equinox Open Library Initiative, a trusted leader in open source technology development and support for libraries, is excited to present at the 2022 American Library Association Annual Conference in Washington, D.C. Andrea Buntz Neiman and Rogan Hamby will be presenting “A Tiny Library with a Million Volumes: The Open Source Future of Resource Sharing” on Saturday, June 25, 2022 from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. (ET). The presentation is currently scheduled at the Washington Convention Center, Room 149 A-B, and the Equinox team will be available for questions following the session and during the conference. [Full Announcement].

Equinox Equinox welcomes Ralls County Library to the Missouri Evergreen Consortium. Equinox Open Library Initiative announced the addition of Ralls County Library to the Missouri Evergreen Consortium with their adoption of Evergreen ILS, an award winning library solution used by more than 1,800 libraries worldwide. [Full Announcement].

June 6, 2022

Equinox Equinox Sponsors the 2022 Evergreen International Online Conference. Equinox Open Library Initiative supports the 2022 Evergreen International Online Conference as a Champion Level Sponsor. The theme for this year's conference is “Shaping The Future.” Equinox staff will present nine sessions throughout the conference, which takes place from June 14-16, 2022. Pre-conference presentations will take place on June 13, 2022. [Full Announcement].

June 2, 2022

Equinox Equinox welcomes the Ohio Center for Autism and Low Incidence to Koha ILS. Equinox Open Library Initiative announced the addition of the Ohio Center for Autism and Low Incidence's Lending Library to Koha ILS, an open source integrated library system used by libraries worldwide. OCALI is part of the Educational Service Center of Central Ohio. [Full Announcement].

May 31, 2022

Equinox Equinox welcomes Western Pocono Community Library and Barrett Paradise Friendly Library to the Pennsylvania Integrated Library System. Equinox Open Library Initiative welcomed the Western Pocono Community Library (PA) and the Barrett Paradise Friendly Library (PA) to the Pennsylvania Integrated Library System (PaILS) with their adoption of Evergreen ILS. [Full Announcement].

April 21, 2022

Equinox Equinox at the 2022 Connecticut Library Association Annual Conference. Equinox Open Library Initiative, a trusted leader providing open source technology services for libraries, is proud to support the 2022 Connecticut Library Association Annual Conference as a Gold Level Sponsor. The Equinox team will be attending the conference at the Hartford Convention Center in Hartford, Connecticut, from May 3-4, 2022. For full conference details as well as registration information please visit: https://www.claconference.info/home. [Full Announcement].

April 12, 2022

Equinox Equinox welcomes Porter County Public Library to Evergreen Indiana. Equinox Open Library Initiative, a trusted leader in open source technology development and support for libraries, is excited to welcome Porter County Public Library (IN) to Evergreen Indiana with support from Indiana State Library. The project partnership led to the successful completion of the Porter County Public Library migration and brings Equinox's superior service to members of Evergreen Indiana. [Full Announcement].

April 7, 2022

Equinox Equinox presents at the 2022 New England Technical Services Librarians Conference. Equinox Open Library Initiative, a trusted leader in open source technology development and support for libraries, is pleased to present at this year's New England Technical Services Librarians Conference which will be held on April 8, 2022. Rogan Hamby and Jennifer Weston will be presenting “Technical Services: Be a Report Warrior and Data Analysis Hero,” with a focus on library reporting that takes collections development and analysis to the next level. [Full Announcement].

March 15, 2022

Equinox Equinox presents at Camp ER&L: Electronic Resources and Libraries 2022 Virtual Conference. Equinox Open Library Initiative, a trusted leader in open source technology development and support for libraries, is pleased to present at this year's Camp ER&L, the Electronic Resources and Libraries 2022 Virtual Conference, which runs from March 14, 2022 to March 17, 2022. Lisa Carlucci, Angela Kilsdonk, and John Yorio will be presenting “CORAL ERM for Public & Academic Libraries: Low Risk, High Reward,” featuring CORAL ERM, the open source electronic resource management system used by libraries worldwide. [Full Announcement].

March 8, 2022

Equinox Equinox announces support for VuFind. Equinox Open Library Initiative, a trusted leader providing open source technologies for libraries, now offers service and support for VuFind, an open source discovery system developed and maintained by Villanova University's Falvey Memorial Library. VuFind welcomes library users with an inviting, user-friendly interface and supports discovery across the entirety of library collections. VuFind's content integration delivers quick and comprehensive search results, including print and digital collections, archival collections, ebooks, research databases, and more. VuFind was built for libraries by libraries to provide a modern, accessible, open source discovery platform. VuFind is also fully customizable. [Full Announcement].

February 21, 2022

Equinox Equinox Announces 2022 CORAL Online Summit. Equinox Open Library Initiative is excited to announce that the 2022 CORAL Online Summit will be held on May 18, 2022. This free event is open to current users of CORAL and everyone interested in learning about the CORAL open source electronic management system. The CORAL Online Summit offers the opportunity to make connections, share experiences, and discuss best practices with the CORAL community. Presenters will cover topics related to how CORAL is used in public, academic, and special libraries. Registration is now open:https://bit.ly/CORALSummit22. Proposals for short talks (10-20 minutes) are being accepted now through March 7, 2022 [Full Announcement].

January 6, 2022

Equinox 2021 Year in Review: Equinox Advances Open Source Initiatives for Libraries. Equinox Open Library Initiative announces the publication of the 2021 Equinox Year in Review. The Year in Review details the advancement of Equinox's programs supporting libraries and open source communities during the 2021 year, including grant programs, fundraising, community engagement, conference presentations, and development and community initiatives with Evergreen, Koha, CORAL, SubjectsPlus, Fulfillment, and VuFind. Additional highlights of the report include the launch of the equinoxEDU learning program, the CORAL ERM Online Summit, the 2021 Evergreen International Online Conference, the 2021 Equinox Open Source Grant, participation in the EveryLibrary #5kYourWayfor Libraries, and the best of the year's #ChatOpenS conversations. [Full Announcement].

December 9, 2021

Equinox Equinox presents at the Amigos Online Conference Facing the Future of Resource Sharing. Equinox Open Library Initiative, a trusted leader in open source technology development and support for libraries, announced that Rogan Hamby and Andrea Buntz Neiman will be presenting at the Amigos Online Conference “Facing the Future of Resource Sharing” on December 8, 2021. Rogan Hamby and Andrea Buntz Neiman will be presenting “A Tiny Library with a Million Volumes: The Open Source Future of Resource Sharing” featuring Fulfillment, a freely available open source interlibrary loan management system, which recently received a major update [Full Announcement].

November 30, 2021

Equinox Let's Get Libraries Online: Equinox Raises Funds for Library Websites. This #GivingTuesday, will you help fund a library's website? Equinox Open Library Initiative announces its 2021 fundraising campaign, “Let's Get Libraries Online!” From November 30, 2021 through December 31, 2021, Equinox is raising funds to provide libraries with their first websites. This initiative will offer libraries the opportunity to establish a web presence, share library information, broaden reach in the community, and expand access to library resources and collections. Funds raised will be matched with in-kind services from Equinox to deliver user-friendly, mobile-ready websites to selected libraries. [Full Announcement].

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