Duluth, Ga., December 17, 2020: Equinox is pleased to welcome the Port Colborne Public Library to Evergreen with their successful migration to the Libraries in Niagara Cooperative (LiNC) in Canada.
The Port Colborne Public Library's move will support 7,195 patrons and encompass a total of 45,516 bibliographic records. Services provided by Equinox included project management, training, and Evergreen software configuration. Data extraction and bibliographic deduplication were also completed as part of their migration encompassing item, patron, and transaction records.
"We are very happy to be part of LiNC and the Evergreen Community," said Susan Therrien, director of library services at the Port Colborne Public Library. "We are excited to share resources with our partner libraries in the Niagara region. Library staff love the functionality of Evergreen. The technical support from Equinox during the migration has been nothing short of outstanding. They have been friendly and supportive. Our thanks to everyone on the team."
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.
"It is a pleasure working with the Port Colborne librarians during their migration," said Erica Rohlfs, senior project manager at Equinox. "They are enthusiastic about joining LiNC and expanding the resources offered to their community."
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 1,500 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.