Atlanta, Ga., October 6, 2021 : Equinox Open Library Initiative, a trusted leader in open source technology development and support for libraries, is pleased to welcome Rolla Public Library to the Missouri Evergreen Consortium with their deployment of Evergreen ILS, an award winning library solution used by more than 1,800 libraries worldwide.
Rolla Public Library's migration encompassed a collection of 66,009 items and supported 8,590 library users in their community. The migration included project management and configuration from Equinox Open Library Initiative in addition to data conversion of bibliographic, item and patron records plus deduplication. Remote training was completed by Equinox's expert staff of degreed librarians. Rolla Public Library will be hosted on Sequoia which supports library automation services with 99.9% uptime.
"We recently migrated to the Missouri Evergreen Consortium and were so impressed with Equinox and their efficient migration schedule, exemplary virtual training sessions and friendly online support," said Rebecca Buckley, Library Director at Rolla Public Library. "We are excited about our new library system and appreciative of the professional, kind, and reliable team support system we have experienced with Equinox."
The Missouri Evergreen Consortium began as a resource-sharing initiative in 2012 in an effort to create an integrated library system for libraries in Missouri. The consortium is supported by the Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provision of the Library Services and Technology Act as Administered by the Missouri State Library, a division of the Office of the Secretary of State.
"It is always a pleasure to introduce new libraries to the open source community," said Erica Rohlfs, Senior Implementation Project Manager. "Working with Rolla Public Library Staff on their migration to Evergreen ILS was a pleasure and I am excited to see them join the Missouri Evergreen Consortium."
About Equinox Open Library Initiative
Equinox Open Library Initiative provides innovative open source software for libraries of all types and delivers extraordinary service at exceptional value. As the successor to Equinox Software, Inc., Equinox Open Library Initiative builds upon more than a decade of trusted service and technical expertise, providing consulting services, software development, hosting, training, and support for Evergreen ILS, Koha ILS, and other open source library software. To learn more, please visit https://www.equinoxOLI.org. For Equinox Library Services Canada, please visit https://www.equinoxOLI.ca.
Evergreen Integrated Library System is an award winning and trusted library solution used by more than 1,800 libraries worldwide. Evergreen ILS is a web-based and mobile-friendly system which provides attractive, easy to use interfaces for library acquisitions, administration, cataloging, circulation, OPAC, reports, course reserves, and serials functionality.
Evergreen ILS is an enterprise level system designed to manage a scalable catalog shared across libraries, including large public and academic library consortia. While designed for large collections, Evergreen is suitable for libraries of any size and type from government libraries to museum and special library collections. Its flexibility enables libraries to configure policies and settings that work best for their communities and to maintain ownership of their library and systems data. For more information about Evergreen: https://www.equinoxoli.org/products/evergreen/.