DULUTH, Ga., May 15, 2018: As part of their ongoing commitment to supporting public libraries, Above the Treeline and the Equinox Open Library Initiative are excited to announce an integration with Evergreen ILS and Edelweiss+Analytics. Libraries who use Evergreen will now enjoy a simple process to create ILS data feeds for Edelweiss+Analytics, resulting in a fast, easy setup process.
"Above the Treeline is bringing some exciting tools to the library world with their Edelweiss+ Analytics product. Equinox is proud to be providing the integration our customers and the broader Evergreen community need in order to benefit from these services," said Mike Rylander, Founder and President of Equinox.
Equinox Open Library Initiative is a nonprofit founded in 2007 by the original developers and designers of the Evergreen ILS, one of the first open source integrated library systems available. They currently help libraries and consortia of all types leverage Evergreen and collaborations with the open source community to best serve their patrons. The addition of Edelweiss+Analytics functionality provides Evergreen libraries with additional data and tools to help improve their collections, expanding upon the many ways that Evergreen helps promote resource-sharing.
"This integration is the result of collaboration between the teams at Equinox and Above the Treeline, who are both extremely passionate about supporting the work of library professionals," said John Rubin, Founder and CEO of Above the Treeline, the company behind Edelweiss+. "With the technical setup time greatly reduced and the process simplified, libraries can quickly start using tools to help them manage their collection and maximize their budgets."
The Edelweiss+ platform is used by over 100,000 book professionals to sell, discover, and order new titles. It hosts digital catalogs from all major publishers and over 95% of the US frontlist titles. Edelweiss+Analytics is an add-on module that allows libraries to simplify collection management and benchmark their performance. It helps librarians identify circulation trends, weed stale titles, select faster circulating titles, compare location and collection performance, benchmark to libraries and retailers across the country, and more.
The partnership between Equinox and Edelweiss+Analytics started as a result of mutual client, Richland Public Library. "We are very happy that Evergreen now works with Edelweiss. We are excited to be able to combine Evergreen and Edelweiss into one powerful package that allows us to see our checkout trends and target our spending in an effective manner to bring our patrons the material they want. A huge thank you to Equinox for being so responsive to our needs," said Theresa Barnaby, Collection Development Supervisor at Richland Public Library.
Interested libraries using Evergreen ILS should inquire with Above the Treeline to learn more about the platform and integration with Evergreen ILS here.
About Equinox Open Library Initiative
Equinox Open Library Initiative 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 https://evergreen-ils.org.
About Above the Treeline
We connect the world with books. Edelweiss+, powered by Above the Treeline, gives over 100,000 book professionals a single source of information to sell, discover, and order new titles. Our analytical and workflow tools have helped publishers, booksellers, libraries, and reviewers "work better, read more" for over 15 years. We proudly serve thousands of retail outlets, libraries, and publishing houses across the United States and Europe.
Above the Treeline is a privately-owned company based in Ann Arbor, MI. It was founded in 2002 by John Rubin, the son of an Indie bookseller and grandson of a librarian, who saw an opportunity to increase business efficiency in the book industry with technical solutions. While our product functionality has grown significantly since then, we continue to be dedicated to serving book professionals. For more information, go to http://www.abovethetreeline.com