Duluth, Ga., December 3, 2020: Equinox is pleased to welcome the Neosho-Newton County Library to Evergreen with their successful migration to the Missouri Evergreen Consortium.
Neosho-Newton County Library's move will support 19,152 patrons and encompass a total of 65,791 bibliographic records. Services provided by Equinox included project management and Evergreen software configuration. Data extraction and bibliographic deduplication were completed as part of their migration encompassing item, patron, and transaction records. Evergreen training was also provided by Equinox.
"We are excited about the increase in our circulation and the opportunity to share our resources with so many other libraries in the state of Missouri," says Carrie Cline, director of the Neosho-Newton County Library. "Our patrons are catching on, and we are seeing more and more borrowing and lending."
The Missouri Evergreen Consortium began as a resource-sharing initiative in 2012 in an effort to create an integrated library system for libraries in Missouri. The consortium 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.
"While Neosho-Newton was reopening to the public, they were simultaneously preparing for and accomplishing their migration to Missouri Evergreen," said Erica Rohfls, senior implementation project manager at Equinox. "The staff kept their patrons informed of the changes during their migration in addition to their librarians diving right into participating in the overall Evergreen Community. We are proud to welcome them to Evergreen and the Missouri Evergreen Consortium."
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., 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.