Atlanta, GA -- November 11, 2021. Equinox Open Library Initiative, an expert leader in open source technology development and support for libraries, is pleased to welcome Pearisburg Public Library to the Virginia Evergreen Libraries system with their deployment of Evergreen ILS, an award winning library solution used by more than 1,800 libraries worldwide.
The Pearisburg Public Library began serving its community in 1963, begun by the fundraising efforts of the Pearisburg's Women's Club. Today they serve 8,590 patrons and their migration encompasses 66,009 bibliographic records. Equinox supported the migration with their project management and configuration services in addition to deduplication and data conversion for the Pearisburg Public Library. They will be hosted on Sequoia, Equinox's hosting platform for open source tools for library automation services. Remote training was provided by Equinox's expert team of degreed librarians.
"Pearisburg is excited to join the Virginia Evergreen Library system," said Allison Long, Director of Library Services for Pearisburg Public Library. "The ability to place holds and renew items online has been a longstanding request from our patrons. With Evergreen, we can fulfill those requests and offer even better service to the community!"
Virginia Evergreen Libraries was founded to provide the state of Virginia with an affordable, integrated open source library system. It is supported by its member libraries, the Library of Virginia, and the Institute of Museum and Library Services.
"Supporting communities by empowering libraries is a core part of what we do at Equinox," said Jason Etheridge, Senior Developer at Equinox. "We are excited to make resources more accessible to users of the Pearisburg Public Library with their addition to the Virginia Evergreen Libraries consortium."
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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.