Duluth, GA -- February 17, 2020: Equinox is pleased to welcome the Oregon County Library District to Evergreen with their successful migration to the Missouri Evergreen Consortium.
The Oregon County Library District's move will support 2,225 patrons and encompass a total of 51,744 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. Onsite and virtual training were also provided by Equinox.
"Working with Equinox on Evergreen has been a great experience for the staff of the Oregon County Library District," said Janice Richardson, Library Coordinator at Oregon County Library District. "We are a small, rural library district with limited resources. Joining the consortium has opened up a whole new world for our patrons with access to materials currently not available at our small branch libraries. The Evergreen training staff at Equinox have been phenomenal, going above and beyond our expectations in terms of training and follow-up questions and concerns. We are looking forward to continued growth and support from the Equinox and Evergreen team as we move forward."
The Missouri Evergreen Consortium began as a resource sharing initiative in 2012 in an effort to create an integrated library system for libraries in Missouri. They are supported by the Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provision of the Library Services and Technology Act as Administered by the Missouri State Library, a division of the Office of the Secretary of State.
"The five libraries of the Oregon County Library District (OCLD) recently joined the Missouri Evergreen Consortium of libraries," said Jennifer Weston, Implementation Project Manager at Equinox. "For the first time, patrons served by these libraries will now have an interactive online library catalog which gives them the ability to access and manage their library accounts as well as search for materials and place holds on items. Equinox is excited and honored to be working with the OCLD libraries and their staff members who have been working diligently to implement this new system to provide new opportunities for their communities."
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.