DULUTH, Ga., March 15, 2018 -- Equinox is pleased to announce that Thorold Public Library in Thorold, Ontario successfully migrated to Evergreen under the Sequoia agreement with the Libraries in Niagara Cooperative (LiNC).
Thorold Public Library was established as a lending library in 1895 and has grown over the years from 58 patrons to 12,525. Its migration added 75,626 bibliographic records to LINC. The project included the conversion of bibliographic, item, patron and all current loans and bills. It also encompassed the de-duplication of bibliographic records against the larger, LINC, database. To oversee the migration Equinox provided project management and software configuration in addition to remote Evergreen training.
"Migration can be a stressful process for both staff and library patrons," said Joanne DeQuadros, Chief Librarian at Thorold Public Library. "The team at Equinox and our fellow LiNC libraries have eased the transition with their training, guidance and support. The migration team is always quick to respond and resolve any issues. They are a pleasure to work with and we look forward to our ongoing relationship."
Libraries in Niagara Cooperative (LiNC) was established in 2010 between four public libraries and a college library. In 2017 the cooperative began resource sharing.
"It was very exciting to have the opportunity to work with Thorold during their migration to LiNC," said Erica Rohlfs, Project Manager for Implementation at Equinox. "I absolutely enjoyed our calls together, and they were a fantastic, congenial group! I also appreciate the opportunity to gain more in-depth knowledge of the LiNC system and how it's configured."
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 .