Columbia, MO - August 13, 2021 -- MOBIUS announced that the Burke County Public Library System successfully migrated and went live as a member of the NC Cardinal Consortium, which utilizes the Evergreen Integrated Library System (ILS), on May 6, 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 Burke County Library offered approximately 110,000 items in its collection. After successfully moving to NC Cardinal, Burke County Library System patrons will have access to over 7 million items through resource sharing. "Our patrons were anxiously awaiting our migration and the start of resource sharing," said Director Jim Wilson. "They have especially enjoyed resource sharing and we have only heard positive things from them about NC Cardinal."
About the Burke County Public Library System (NC)
The Burke County Public Library (http://bcpls.org) has three locations -- Morganton, Valdese, and C.B. Hildebrand -- and serves a county population of 90,000. The county is also the home of the brand new western campus of the North Carolina School of Science and Math. For those that enjoy outdoor activities Burke County offers many opportunities from the South Mountain State park to Lake James to the Linville Gorge.
NC Cardinal is pleased to welcome Burke County Library to the consortium.
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.