Columbia, MO -- February 26, 2021. MOBIUS announced that the Avery-Mitchell-Yancey (AMY) Regional Library successfully migrated and went live as a member of the NC Cardinal Consortium, which utilizes the Evergreen Integrated Library System (ILS), on February 18, 2021.
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.
Before joining NC Cardinal, the AMY Regional Library System offered approximately 160,000 items in its collection. After successfully moving to NC Cardinal, AMY Regional Library system patrons will have access to over 7 million items. "On behalf of our library employees, board members, and patrons, I'm elated about the opportunity for our library system to join NC Cardinal," said Amber Westall Briggs, Regional Director of the AMY System for the past six years. "The support we've received and continue to receive from Cardinal staff and neighboring library systems is unmatched, and I am so grateful Federal grant funds exist to support libraries who want to expand access in joining the Cardinal consortium."
About the AMY Regional Library (NC)
The AMY (Avery-Mitchell- Yancey) Regional Library System (http://www.amyregionallibrary.org/) is a regional system serving the citizens of Avery, Mitchell, and Yancey Counties. The regional library system has a bookmobile and four branches: one branch in Yancey county, one branch in Avery county, and two branches in Mitchell county. The mission of the AMY Regional Library is to help communities create and maintain a foundation for literacy, economic development, and democracy. The administration and staff of the AMY Regional Library strive to be an integral part of the daily lives of the residents in their 3 counties. They believe it is their duty and responsibility to provide all residents with unique and excellent educational, recreational, informational, and cultural resources and services throughout each individual's lifespan. By building collaborative relationships with other agencies and institutions which have similar missions and goals, they are able to enhance the services of both and make the most effective use of their financial support.
About NC Cardinal
NC Cardinal, a program of the State Library of North Carolina, is a consortium of public libraries in more than 50 North Carolina counties dedicated to sharing resources and expanding access to library materials through a single online catalog and system-wide borrowing privileges.
The program is supported by grant funds from the Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) as administered by the State Library of North Carolina, a division of the N.C. Department of Natural and Cultural Resources (IMLS grant number LS-246155-OLS-20). NC Cardinal aligns with State Library goals to further access to information and build partnerships with local libraries.
About the State Library of North Carolina
The State Library of North Carolina provides exceptional library service and exceptional service to libraries, helping North Carolinians live more abundant and purposeful lives. The State Library enriches the lives of North Carolinians through access to information resources, strengthens communities through exceptional library services, and inspires and supports literacy and lifelong learning for all North Carolinians. Please visit the website at statelibrary.ncdcr.gov for more information.
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 and other open-source products. Offices are located in Columbia, Missouri and their customers and members span the states of Missouri, Oklahoma, Iowa, Kansas, North Carolina, Arkansas, and Texas.