Duluth, Ga., March 20, 2019: Equinox is pleased to announce the successful migration of the Clymer Library to Evergreen within the Pennsylvania Integrated Library System (PaILS) SPARK Consortium. The Clymer Library joins four other Monroe County Libraries as part of SPARK.
The Clymer Library was founded in 1906 and their move will serve its 8,678 patrons. The migration included a total of 42,134 bibliographic records. Services provided by Equinox included project management and configuration in addition to data extraction and bibliographic deduplication. The migration included item, patron, and transaction records.
"Our transition has been amazingly smooth," said Anne Hogya, Library Director at the Clymer Library. "Our Equinox team was wonderful and always available to us. We were given steps to take to insure a complete migration without any corrupt records coming over. I have had several migrations over the years and this by far has been the best."
PaILS was founded in June 2011 as a non-profit organization to provide an open source integrated library system. It oversees SPARK, a consortia of Evergreen libraries across Pennsylvania. Equinox and PaILS have been collaborating on the SPARK consortia since 2013.
"It was exciting to be a part of Clymer's migration to SPARK," said Erica Rohlfs, Senior Implementation Project Manager. "It was a pleasure to assist them in joining Monroe resource sharing."
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.