Duluth, Ga., September 10, 2020: Equinox is pleased to announce the successful migration of the Saint Peter School District to Evergreen ILS as part of the Traverse de Sioux Library Cooperative in Mankato, Minnesota.
The Saint Peter School District supports 4,019 patrons and includes a circulation of 26,900 bibliographic records. Services provided by Equinox included project management and configuration in addition to data services encompassing data extraction and bibliographic record deduplication and data conversion. Other offerings included by Equinox were support, hosting, and virtual training.
"We're very happy to be part of the Evergreen Community," said Seth Erickson, IT Systems Manager for the Traverse de Sioux Library Cooperative. "The Evergreen ILS will bring enhanced functionality and efficiency to the workflow of the Saint Peter School Public District, as well as opening up other exciting possibilities down the road with the TdS Library Cooperative. Equinox has done a great job with the migration. They were very very helpful and knowledgeable, and the whole process was well planned and organized. We look forward to collaboration on future projects."
Traverse de Sioux Library Cooperative serves public, academic, school and special libraries in the nine county area of south central Minnesota. They coordinate shared access to resources and services within their member libraries.
"School systems with their diverse but interconnected locations are perfect for Evergreen's flexibility to handle a large number of independent but related libraries," said Rogan Hamby, Data and Project Analyst at Equinox. "As part of work on the migration we were able to enhance Evergreen's ability to do automated bulk loading and updating of patrons that will benefit the entire Evergreen community, especially schools and academic libraries."
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., Equinox carries forward more than a decade of service and experience with Evergreen ILS, Koha ILS, and other open source library software. At Equinox, 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, SCLENDS, and B.C. Sitka. For more information about Evergreen, including a list of all known Evergreen installations, see http://evergreen-ils.org.