DULUTH, Ga., July 25, 2017 -- Equinox is pleased to announce that they have successfully migrated the Bangor Public Library to Evergreen within the PaILS SPARK Consortium.
This move includes more than 12,000 patron records and over 25,000 bibliographic records. For the migration, Equinox performed the bibliographic data extraction and deduplication, policy configuration, project management, and training services. As part of the SPARK consortium, Bangor is hosted and supported by Equinox on their industry leading Sequoia platform.
"In our consortium, we view migrations as a collaboration between the library, PaILS, and Equinox. We were on-site at Bangor on their Go Live, and Equinox solved every issue that came up literally within minutes. In the weeks following Go Live, they remained open and responsive and helped to soothe the migration jitters."- Scott Thomas, Executive Director PaILS/SPARK
"We do a lot of migrations but each is a unique project to me. This one was a pleasure to work on. The Bangor staff were wonderful to work with and, while every migration is a big transition, I'm also thrilled to see how they can be transformative for the services at each library."- Rogan Hamby, Equinox Data and Project Analyst
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, SC Lends, and B.C. Sitka. For more information about Evergreen, including a list of all known Evergreen installations, see http://evergreen-ils.org .