Columbia, MO - December 7, 2020 -- MOBIUS announced that the Onslow County Public Library successfully migrated and went live as a member of the NC Cardinal Consortium, which utilizes the Evergreen Integrated Library System (ILS), on November 12, 2020.
MOBIUS performed data migration services to the Evergreen ILS as part of its MOSS (MOBIUS Open Source Solutions) service. MOBIUS also provides data hosting and support to the NC Cardinal consortium.
Virginia Sharp March, Director of Onslow County Public library, says "Going from a stand-alone ILS with 130,000 items to a consortium with 7.2 million items will have a positive impact in how OCPL serves its patrons. It can be compared to increasing the library collection exponentially without having to expand its shelf capacity. Connecting patrons to resources is of utmost importance and NC Cardinal will assist with that goal."
About the Onslow County Public Library (NC)
With branches in Jacksonville, Richlands, Sneads Ferry, and Swansboro, the Onslow County Public Library system (http://www.onslowcountync.gov/library/) provides a full-range of in-house and outreach services to adults, families, young adults, and children in Onslow County through books, audiovisual materials, electronic resources, reference services and programs.
About NC Cardinal
NC Cardinal was conceived in 2009 and formed in 2010 "to make the combined resources of North Carolina's public libraries available to all people of the state through a shared catalog and a statewide library card." Over the first five years of its existence, NC Cardinal has broadened its focus beyond "a shared catalog and a statewide library card" to providing cost savings, collaborative collection development, and resource sharing among Member Libraries.
Today, the shared catalog contains almost 7.2 million items. Over 68 million items have been circulated and over 2.2 million items were shared between Member Libraries since 2013, with an average of 34,535 items shared through resource sharing per month in FY 19-20. NC Cardinal is a program of the State Library of North Carolina, supported by grant funds from the Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Federal Library Services and Technology Act.
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.