Duluth, Ga., February 19, 2019: Equinox is pleased to announce the successful migration of Phillipsburg Free Public Library into the open source community with their deployment of Koha.
The Phillipsburg Free Public Library has been serving their community since 1923. Their migration involved 86,414 bibliographic records and 7,496 patrons. Equinox provided project management and configuration services in addition to data extraction. As part of Phillipsburg's migration Equinox also provided Koha support, hosting, and auxiliary services. To prepare for migration remote training was included by Equinox staff.
"Equinox rose to the challenge of migrating our library to Koha over a few short months," said Deb Messling, director of the Phillipsburg Free Public Library. "We are a small library with no dedicated IT staff, and the Equinox team was patient, supportive and thorough in answering our questions and helping us build a system that works for us and our community."
Founded in 1999 Koha is the first free and open source library automation package. Equinox's team includes long-standing Koha developers and core committers.
"It was great working with the staff at Phillipsburg," said Rogan Hamby, data and project analyst at Equinox. "They've dived into the migration with enthusiasm and been a pleasure to work with. Knowing them now and the love they have for their work makes me glad they're part of the Koha community and I'm excited to see how they're going to use it for their patrons."
To learn more about Koha and the expert services Equinox has to offer please visit https://www.equinoxinitiative.org/.
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.
Created in 1999 by Katipo Communications for the Horowhenua Library Trust in New Zealand, Koha is the first open source Integrated Library System to be used worldwide. The software is a full-featured ILS with a dual-database design (search engine and RDBMS) built to be compliant with library standards. Koha's OPAC, staff, and self-checkout interfaces are all web applications. Distributed under the General Public License (GPL), libraries are free to use and install Koha themselves or to purchase support and development services. For more information on Koha, please visit http://koha-community.org.