Duluth, GA —October 24, 2013. Equinox Software is proud to announce that PaILS Spark consortium is officially live with an Equinox hosted Evergreen Installation. Equinox oversaw data migration and upgraded PaILS to Evergreen version 2.4. Equinox also provided staff training for new features available on the upgraded Evergreen version and will provide account management and technical support services to the PaILS consortium.
SPARK currently has more than 30 member library systems across Pennsylvania with others expected to join during 2013. PaILS was founded in 2011 as part of a collaborative effort toward a state wide resource sharing system under the leadership of the Pennsylvania Office of Commonwealth Libraries.
Angela Kilsdonk, Equinox Manager of Education, says, "It's been a pleasure to work with the SPARK libraries and PaILS through a smooth go-live. I'm looking forward to working with the libraries to help them optimize their Evergreen system!"
Lew Maurer, Executive Director for PaILS, says, "As a result of their outstanding performance during the project's proposal, contracting and migration phases, our expectations for Equinox were set very high. Since SPARK has gone live, they routinely meet or exceed those expectations. Our member libraries praise responsive and knowledgeable support. From an administrative perspective, Equinox has been transparent, rational and supportive in our interactions. Working with them has become one of the highlights of my work."
About Equinox Software, Inc.
Equinox was founded by the original developers and designers of the Evergreen ILS. We are wholly devoted to the support and development of open source software in libraries, focusing on Evergreen, Koha, and the FulfILLment ILL system. We wrote over 80% of the Evergreen code base and continue to contribute more new features, bug fixes, and documentation than any other organization. Our team is fanatical about providing exceptional technical support. Over 98% of our support ticket responses are graded as "Excellent" by our customers. At Equinox, we are proud to be librarians, in fact, almost half of us have our ML(I)S. We understand you because we *are* you.
We are Equinox, and we'd like to be awesome for you.
For more information on Equinox Software, please visit http://www.esilibrary.com
Evergreen is an award-winning ILS developed with the intent of providing 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, almost 1200 libraries across the US and Canada are using Evergreen including NC Cardinal, SC Lends, and B.C Sitka.
For more information about Evergreen, including a list of all known Evergreen installations, see http://evergreen-ils.org.
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