Duluth, Ga., October 22, 2019: Equinox is pleased to welcome Wayne and Pike County Libraries to Evergreen with their successful migrations to the Pennsylvania Integrated Library System (PaILS) SPARK Consortium.
Wayne and Pike County Libraries' move will support 37,059 patrons. The migration included a total of 118,987 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.
"We're very happy to welcome the libraries of Wayne and Pike Counties to the SPARK Library Consortium," said Lugene Shelly, SPARK Director of Technology and System Support. "Their location in the northeastern part of Pennsylvania puts them in close proximity with some of our other systems and we're looking forward to future collaboration among those libraries. We also look forward to their participation in the broader SPARK community, knowing their talented and skillful staff will be bright additions to our organization."
PaILS was founded in June 2011 as a non-profit organization to provide an open source integrated library system. It oversees SPARK, a consortia of Evergreen libraries across Pennsylvania. Equinox and PaILS have been collaborating on the SPARK consortia since 2013.
"No matter how many migrations you do each one is unique and has a different set of opportunities," said Rogan Hamby, data and project analyst at Equinox. "For me one of my biggest joys is seeing libraries move past the transition period and settle into really learning what the new software can make possible for them. I am confident that the Evergreen community in Pennsylvania is gaining active and engaged libraries in Wayne and Pike and I look forward to seeing them in the wider international community for a long time to come."
About Equinox Open Library Initiative
Equinox Open Library Initiative Inc. is a nonprofit company engaging in literary, charitable, and educational endeavors serving cultural and knowledge institutions. As the successor to Equinox Software, Inc., the Initiative carries forward a decade of service and experience with Evergreen and other open source library software. At Equinox OLI we help you empower your library with open source technologies. To learn more, please visit https://www.equinoxinitiative.org/.
Evergreen is an award-winning ILS developed to provide an open source product able to meet the diverse needs of consortia and high transaction public libraries. However, it has proven to be equally successful in smaller installations including special and academic libraries. Today, over 1500 libraries around the world are using Evergreen including NC Cardinal, SCLENDS, and B.C. Sitka. For more information about Evergreen, including a list of all known Evergreen installations, see http://evergreen-ils.org.