Columbia, MO - July 25, 2019 -- The MOBIUS Consortium announced that the Heartland Regional Library went live as a member of the Missouri Evergreen Consortium. The Library is the 45th member to go live on the system.
Missouri Evergreen, a resource-sharing consortium which uses the open source Evergreen ILS, began in early 2012, with a mission to provide a shared integrated library system and increase resource sharing among Missouri public libraries. From an initial twelve member library system, the consortium has continued to grow to a collection size of over 3 million items. Administered by MOBIUS, Missouri Evergreen is supported by the Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provision of the Library Services and Technology Act as Administered by the Missouri State Library, a division of the Office of the Secretary of State.
About the Heartland (MO) Regional Library
The Heartland Regional Library System (https://www.heartland.lib.mo.us/), operating in Maries and Miller counties, opened in 1994. Heartland serves patrons at four branches located in Eldon, Iberia, Vienna, and Belle.
The mission of the Heartland Regional Library System is to identify those interests and needs of the service area which the library can provide; to fulfill those interests and needs by providing appropriate information, materials and services; and to communicate to service area residents what library materials and services are available.
MOBIUS (mobiusconsortium.org) is a not-for-profit, 501 (C)(3) tax-exempt organization that is transforming library services with cost-effective help desk, training, technical resources, courier management, and procurement services. The MOBIUS consortium is comprised of over 75 Sierra libraries with 192 branches. Members benefit from shared services and technology expertise, and a resource-sharing network of over 30 million items. MOBIUS offers managed services for Sierra and INN-Reach, and MOSS, a complete hosting and management service for the Evergreen Open Source ILS. Offices are located in Columbia, Missouri and its customers and members span the states of Missouri, Oklahoma, Iowa, Kansas, North Carolina, Arkansas, and Texas.