tlanta, Ga., April 12, 2022: Equinox Open Library Initiative, a trusted leader in open source technology development and support for libraries, is excited to welcome Porter County Public Library (IN) to Evergreen Indiana with support from Indiana State Library. The project partnership led to the successful completion of the Porter County Public Library migration and brings Equinox's superior service to members of Evergreen Indiana.
"We were pleased to be able to collaborate with the Indiana State Library and Evergreen Indiana on this migration project," said Rogan Hamby. "The beauty of the open source library community is that we work together to provide exceptional support to libraries using open source technologies like Evergreen ILS. We were happy to provide the flexibility to make the short turnaround time a success."
Evergreen Indiana is a growing consortium of over 100 libraries throughout the state of Indiana that are using Evergreen ILS. The Indiana State Library provides funding in addition to technical support, training, and software development of Evergreen ILS on behalf of member libraries. Porter County Public Library encompasses 50,000 user accounts, 260,000 bibliographic records, and includes the third largest genealogical collection in Indiana.
"Porter County Public Library System is the most recent and largest addition to the Evergreen Indiana Library Consortium, becoming our 126th public library member," said Ruth Frasur, Evergreen Development and Support Administrator at the Indiana State Library. "The inclusion of Porter County Public Library System in Evergreen Indiana represented several firsts for our consortium and administrative team notably including integration of Evergreen Indiana with the Aspen Discovery Layer and the migration of acquisitions data from their legacy ILS. The success of this complex and large migration would have been impossible without the dedicated support of specialists from Equinox Open Library Initiative. The Equinox team was responsive to our needs in a way that cannot be over-celebrated."
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.
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.