Columbia, MO - March 7, 2022 -- MOBIUS announced that the Nantahala Regional Library successfully migrated and went live as a member of the NC Cardinal consortium, which utilizes the Evergreen Integrated Library System (ILS), on February 24, 2022.
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, Nantahala offered approximately 130,000 items in its collection. After successfully moving to NC Cardinal, Nantahala Regional patrons now have access to over 7 million items through resource sharing. "We are thrilled to be able to augment our collection by joining NC Cardinal," said Director Franklin Shook. "Prior to this migration, our patrons had to travel to neighboring systems to access this great resource."
About the Nantahala Regional Library (NC)
The Nantahala Regional Library is the oldest regional library system in North Carolina, formed in 1940. Nantahala Regional Library provides the residents of Cherokee, Clay, and Graham Counties in North Carolina with collections and services to aid in the pursuit of information, education, recreation, and creative development.
NC Cardinal is pleased to welcome Nantahala Regional 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.