Atlanta, Ga., December 8, 2021: Equinox Open Library Initiative, a trusted leader in open source technology development and support for libraries, is pleased to announce that Rogan Hamby and Andrea Buntz Neiman will be presenting at the Amigos Online Conference "Facing the Future of Resource Sharing" on December 8, 2021. Rogan Hamby and Andrea Buntz Neiman will be presenting "A Tiny Library with a Million Volumes: The Open Source Future of Resource Sharing" featuring Fulfillment, a freely available open source interlibrary loan management system, which recently received a major update: https://www.equinoxoli.org/equinox-announces-latest-release-of-fulfillment-ill-software/
"Libraries already know that resource sharing is a cost effective way to expand access to materials. Fulfillment unlocks collections beyond the library system and puts resources across your network at the fingertips of the community, making the ILL process as simple as using your local ILS" said Rogan Hamby, Data and Project Analyst at Equinox, "Plus with open source software, libraries are active participants in an open software community and they benefit from the advantages of lower costs and fewer limitations compared to proprietary software."
Fulfillment's web based platform is user friendly and works with any integrated library system, saving staff time and offering significant cost savings for libraries. Fulfillment delivers powerful reporting functions and an enhanced and robust suite of tools to provide better and more streamlined services for library communities.
Amigos Library Services is a non-profit organization dedicated to continuing education resources for libraries. Amigos presents several conferences throughout the year on topics of interest to the library community. It's "Facing the Future of Resource Sharing" conference will focus on resource sharing trends as libraries look to serve library patrons outside of the library building itself and beyond the reach of local collections.
"We are looking forward to speaking about open source software in libraries and sharing the latest information about Fulfillment. Fulfillment has a proven, multi-year history supporting library resource sharing and we're eager to tell its story to a new audience," said Andrea Buntz Neiman, Project Manager for Software Development at Equinox. "Open source technology and libraries are a natural fit; both thrive on engaged communities, information sharing, and publicly-available resources."
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.
Fulfillment is an open source interlibrary loan management system which leverages intuitive design and efficient workflows to maximize value and impact for libraries. Fulfillment provides community members expanded access to library resources across their state and beyond their consortium. Launched in 2011, Fulfillment facilitates sharing between separate library organizations, uniting collections and information in a combined union catalog. Fulfillment is highly customizable and is compatible with any integrated library system (ILS). Fulfillment benefits from an active open source community, where it is continuously updated and supported by Equinox and the designers, users, and developers who built Evergreen ILS. To learn more, please visit https://www.equinoxoli.org/products/fulfillment/ .