Atlanta, Ga., November 30, 2021. This #GivingTuesday, will you help fund a library's website? Equinox Open Library Initiative announces its 2021 fundraising campaign, "Let's Get Libraries Online!" From November 30, 2021 through December 31, 2021, Equinox is raising funds to provide libraries with their first websites. This initiative will offer libraries the opportunity to establish a web presence, share library information, broaden reach in the community, and expand access to library resources and collections. Funds raised will be matched with in-kind services from Equinox to deliver user-friendly, mobile-ready websites to selected libraries.
For every $500 raised, Equinox will grant a library a website, along with training, hosting, and support, which may be renewed indefinitely. The "Let's Get Libraries Online!" initiative joins Equinox's other programs which provide funding for open source projects and operational infrastructure to libraries, archives, and cultural heritage organizations. Visit the Equinox website for more information about these programs (https://www.equinoxoli.org/collaborate/#grant).
"A library's website is a critically important asset to the library and community. It is an access point for community information, civic and educational resources, workforce development tools, print and electronic collections, programs and events, historical research, and much more," said Lisa Carlucci, Executive Director at Equinox. "Library websites also serve another important purpose, which is to ensure that libraries are visible, findable, and accessible to all. We're excited to kick off the "Let's Get Libraries Online!" campaign and provide first time websites to libraries."
About Equinox Open Library Initiative
Equinox Open Library Initiative is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and is the successor to Equinox Software, Inc. Equinox's mission as a nonprofit is to promote and support a thriving ecosystem for open source library communities in order to provide libraries worldwide with innovative, affordable, and sustainable open source solutions. We are devoted to reducing barriers to library technology and services, expanding library access to open source software, and providing high quality technology, consulting, and support services.To learn more, please visit https://www.equinoxOLI.org.