Duluth, Ga., December 10, 2020: Equinox is pleased to welcome the Grimsby Public Library to Evergreen with their successful migration to the Libraries in Niagara Cooperative (LiNC).
The Grimsby Public Library's move supports 13,793 patrons and encompasses a total of 48,111 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.
"The Grimsby Public Library is excited to join the shared LiNC Evergreen ILS. This substantially expands the number of items available to our patrons through resource sharing with neighbouring libraries," said Kathryn Drury, CEO and chief librarian at the Grimsby Public Library. "Equinox has provided excellent technical support throughout this process, including invaluable weekly migration meetings."
LiNC was established in 2010 between four public libraries and a college library and has since grown to 10 organizations. In 2017, the cooperative began resource sharing.
"Grimsby staff were wonderful to work with," said Jason Etheridge, senior developer at Equinox, "and our responsive communication led to a smooth migration."
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.