Duluth, Ga., May 23, 2018: Equinox is pleased to announce the successful migration of Galion Public Library to Evergreen within the Consortium of Ohio Libraries (COOL).
The migration added 161,160 bibliographic records and 30,640 patrons to COOL. Equinox provided project management and software configuration to Galion Public Library. In addition, Equinox also completed bibliographic deduplication and data conversion of bibliographic records, items, and patron transactions. The project also included onsite and remote training by Equinox.
"The Galion Public Library Association is excited to be joining with Equinox and COOL," said J. Victoria Eckenrod, Director. "Our previous ILS was expensive and not very user friendly. This is such a major improvement. The training and support we received from Equinox was fantastic. Even our most nervous employee was an expert after working on the training database."
The Consortia of Ohio Libraries was founded in 2012 as part of a Library Service Technology Act grant by the State Library of Ohio. COOL partners with OhioNET to provide administrative support and services.
"It was a great pleasure working with Galion during their migration to Evergreen," said Felicia Beaudry, Product and Implementation Trainer for Equinox. "The staff are truly dedicated to their community. They will make a great addition to the Consortium of Ohio Libraries - current members informed me they were excited to have Galion joining their ranks."
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 .