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April 27, 2021

Equinox Equinox Open Library Initiative awards Center for Khmer Studies the Equinox Open Source Grant. Equinox Open Library Initiative is pleased to announce that the Center for Khmer Studies, with offices located in New York as well as Phnom Penh and Siem Reap, Cambodia, is one of two grant recipients of the Equinox Open Source Grant. The Equinox Open Source Grant program provides migration, implementation, hosting, and support of the Koha Integrated Library System to eligible libraries, archives, museums, and other educational, cultural, and information organizations. The grant was inspired by the vibrant open source community and the belief that every community deserves to benefit from an accessible and thriving library. [Full Announcement].

April 26, 2021

Equinox Equinox Open Library Initiative awards Vermont Jazz Center the Equinox Open Source Grant. Equinox Open Library Initiative is pleased to announce that the Vermont Jazz Center in Brattleboro, Vermont is one of two grant recipients of this year's Equinox Open Source Grant. The Equinox Open Source Grant program provides migration, implementation, hosting, and support of the Koha Integrated Library System to eligible libraries, archives, museums, and other educational, cultural, and information organizations. The grant was inspired by the vibrant open source community and the belief that every community deserves to benefit from an accessible and thriving library. [Full Announcement].

April 16, 2021

Equinox Equinox launches new website featuring open source library products, services, and education. Equinox Open Library Initiative proudly announces the launch of its newly designed website https://www.equinoxOLI.org, featuring open source library products, services, and educational resources. Equinox Open Library Initiative, the successor to Equinox Software, Inc., celebrates fifteen years as a small business delivering “Extraordinary Service. Exceptional Value” to libraries worldwide. Equinox provides innovative open source software for libraries and consortia of all types, serving academic, public, school, corporate, cultural, and government organizations. The new website serves as the central place for current news from Equinox, information about open source library software, including Evergreen, Koha, Fulfillment, and CORAL, and details and announcements regarding Equinox's grants, programs, and community events. [Full Announcement].

March 30, 2021

Equinox Equinox Community Grant Awarded to the CORAL ERM Steering Committee. Equinox Open Library Initiative is pleased to announce the award of an Equinox Community Grant to the CORAL ERM Steering Committee. The Equinox Community Grant provides funding for open source projects and operational infrastructure in order to strengthen and support open source communities in libraries, archives, and cultural heritage organizations. [Full Announcement].

March 23, 2021

Equinox Equinox Announces equinoxEDU Education Program. Equinox Open Library Initiative is pleased to announce the launch of equinoxEDU, a comprehensive education program focused on open source technologies for libraries, archives, museums, and cultural institutions. [Full Announcement].

March 4, 2021

Equinox Equinox migrates Clinton County Libraries to Evergreen with the PaILS/SPARK Consortium. Equinox welcomed Clinton County Libraries to Evergreen with their successful migrations to the Pennsylvania Integrated Library System (PaILS) SPARK Consortium. [Full Announcement].

February 1, 2021

Equinox Equinox migrates Bowling Green Public Library to Missouri Evergreen Consortium. Equinox welcomed the Bowling Green Public Library to Evergreen with their successful migration to the Missouri Evergreen Consortium. [Full Announcement].

December 17, 2020

Equinox Equinox migrates Port Colborne Public Library to the Libraries in Niagara Cooperative. Equinox welcomed the Port Colborne Public Library to Evergreen with their successful migration to the Libraries in Niagara Cooperative (LiNC) in Canada. [Full Announcement].

Equinox Equinox migrates Welland Public Library to the Libraries in Niagara Cooperative. Equinox welcomed the Welland Public Library to Evergreen with their successful migration to the Libraries in Niagara Cooperative (LiNC) in Canada. [Full Announcement].

December 10, 2020

Equinox Equinox migrates Grimsby Public Library to Libraries in Niagara Cooperative Cooperative. Equinox is pleased to welcome the Grimsby Public Library to Evergreen with their successful migration to the Libraries in Niagara Cooperative. [Full Announcement].

December 4, 2020

Equinox Equinox migrates Neosho-Newton County Library to Missouri Evergreen Consortium. Equinox welcomed the Neosho-Newton County Library to Evergreen with their successful migration to the Missouri Evergreen Consortium. Neosho-Newton County Library's move will support 19,152 patrons and encompass a total of 65,791 bibliographic records. Services provided by Equinox included project management and Evergreen software configuration. Data extraction and bibliographic deduplication were completed as part of their migration encompassing item, patron, and transaction records. Evergreen training was also provided by Equinox. [Full Announcement].

October 12, 2020

Equinox Equinox migrates Brookfield Public Library to the Missouri Evergreen Consortium. Equinox welcomes Brookfield Public Library to the Evergreen ILS with their successful migration to the Missouri Evergreen Consortium. The Brookfield Public Library's move will support 1,116 patrons and encompass a total of 2,1307 bibliographic records. Services provided by Equinox included project management and Evergreen software configuration. Data extraction and bibliographic deduplication were completed as part of their migration encompassing item, patron, and transaction records. Remote training was also provided by Equinox. [Full Announcement].

September 10, 2020

Equinox Equinox migrates the Saint Peter School District to Evergreen ILS with the Traverse de Sioux Library Cooperative. Equinox announced the successful migration of the Saint Peter School District to Evergreen ILS as part of the Traverse de Sioux Library Cooperative in Mankato, Minnesota. [Full Announcement].

September 8, 2020

Equinox Applications open for the 2021 Equinox Open Source Grant. Equinox Open Library Initiative is pleased to announce the call for applications for the 2021 Equinox Open Source Grant. Libraries, archives, museums, and other eligible educational, cultural, and information organizations are encouraged to apply. The grant application period opens on September 8, 2020 and closes on November 1, 2020. Two grantees will be selected. All applicants will be notified of the status of their application by December 20, 2020. [Full Announcement].

August 31, 2020

Equinox Equinox announces Evergreen ILS Migrations for the First Quarter 2020. Equinox Open Library Initiative is pleased to announce the successful migrations of four new libraries to Evergreen ILS. In the first quarter of 2020, Keller Public Library of Dexter, Missouri joined the Missouri Evergreen Consortium (MEC), following Barry Lawrence Regional Library and Montgomery City Public Library who both joined the consortium in late 2019. Other libraries that celebrated Evergreen migrations in the first part of the year include Wilmington Public Library of Clinton County, Ohio as part of the Consortium of Ohio Libraries and West Lincoln Public Library in Ontario, Canada as part of the Libraries in Niagara Consortium. [Full Announcement].

August 28, 2020

Equinox Equinox Announces Update to Curbside Pickup Plugin for Koha ILS. Equinox Open Library Initiative announced completion of the latest update to the Curbside Pickup plugin for libraries using Koha ILS. This improvement will allow Koha libraries to immediately make use of the plugin without having to pay for additional development services or wait for a technical change to the core Koha ILS. [Full Announcement].

August 20, 2020

Equinox Equinox announces curbside pickup now available for Koha ILS. Equinox Open Library Initiative announces the availability of Curbside Pickup for libraries using Koha ILS. The specifications and workflow for the new Koha plugin were designed by Equinox staff members Galen Charlton, Sally Fortin, and Andrea Buntz Neiman following the successful release of the Curbside Pickup functionality developed by Equinox for Evergreen ILS in June. The Koha plugin specifications were released to the Koha community with a call for co-sponsorship on July 29, 2020. Koha developer Kyle M. Hall of ByWater Solutions announced initial development of Equinox's specifications this week. [Full Announcement].

July 29, 2020

Equinox Equinox Open Source Grant Recipient Biblioteca Nacional de Puerto Rico Goes Live with Koha. Equinox Open Library Initiative is honored to announce the successful migration of the Biblioteca Nacional de Puerto Rico, a division of the Instituto de Cultura Puertorriqueña in San Juan, Puerto Rico to the Koha Integrated Library System. They were one of two 2019 Equinox Open Source Grant recipients. [Full Announcement].

Equinox Biblioteca Nacional de Puerto Rico, beneficiaria de la subvención Equinox Open Source, se pone en marcha con Koha. Equinox Open Library Initiative se enorgullece de anunciar la exitosa migración de la Biblioteca Nacional de Puerto Rico, una división del Instituto de Cultura Puertorriqueña de San Juan de Puerto Rico, al Sistema Integrado de Gestión de Bibliotecas Koha. Es uno de los dos beneficiarios de la subvención Equinox Open Source para el 2019. [Full Announcement].

July 27, 2020

Equinox Equinox Open Source Grant Recipient Spark Central Goes Live with Koha. Equinox Open Library Initiative is honored to announce the successful migration of Spark Central of Spokane, Washington to the Koha Integrated Library System. They were one of two 2019 Equinox Open Source Grant recipients. [Full Announcement].

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