Atlanta, Ga., June 15, 2022: Equinox Open Library Initiative, a trusted leader in open source technology development and support for libraries, is excited to present at the 2022 American Library Association Annual Conference in Washington, D.C. Andrea Buntz Neiman and Rogan Hamby will be presenting "A Tiny Library with a Million Volumes: The Open Source Future of Resource Sharing" on Saturday, June 25, 2022 from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. (ET). The presentation is currently scheduled at the Washington Convention Center, Room 149 A-B, and the Equinox team will be available for questions following the session and during the conference. For more information, see the ALA Conference Scheduler: https://www.eventscribe.net/2022/alaannual/index.asp?presTarget=1910441
"We're looking forward to speaking about open source software and sharing the latest information about the Fulfillment interlibrary loan system. Fulfillment has a proven, multi-year record of supporting statewide library resource sharing across ILS systems and library types," said Andrea Buntz Neiman, Project Manager for Software Development at Equinox. "We're excited for libraries to learn about what Fulfillment offers for your communities and to provide details about recent updates."
Equinox provides a full suite of open source software services for public, academic, special and K-12 libraries. In addition to Evergreen and Koha, Equinox supports VuFind, CORAL ERM, SubjectsPlus, and Fulfillment. Fulfillment's web based platform is user friendly and works with any integrated library system. Fulfillment's efficiencies reduce the demand on staff time and offer cost savings for libraries. Fulfillment includes powerful reporting functions and an enhanced and robust suite of tools which provide more streamlined services for library communities.
"Libraries know that resource sharing is a cost-effective way to expand access to materials. Fulfillment unlocks collections beyond the library system and puts the resources across your network at the fingertips of the community," said Rogan Hamby, Data and Project Analyst at Equinox, "Plus, with open source software, libraries have the opportunity to be active participants in an open software community and contribute directly to future improvements for Fulfillment."
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/ .
VuFind is an open source discovery product for libraries and archives developed and maintained by Villanova University's Falvey Memorial Library. VuFind enables library users to discover the entirety of libraries' collections, including catalog records, journals, digital items, and more. Search results are retrieved quickly, often in a fraction of the time of an OPAC search. VuFind is open source and customizable—the interface may be configured to best meet users' needs. For more information on VuFind visit: https://www.equinoxoli.org/products/vufind/.
About CORAL ERM
CORAL is an electronic resources management system consisting of interoperable modules designed around the core components of managing electronic resources for libraries and other organizations. CORAL is available as a free, open source program. To learn more please visit: https://www.equinoxoli.org/products/coral/.
SubjectsPlus is a user-friendly, open source, content management system for information sharing. SubjectsPlus provides tools to create information-rich subject guides, organize curated content for specific audiences in or around a research topic, and to develop and manage library websites. Originally developed by Joyner Library at East Carolina University, work has been contributed by Ithaca College Library and now the University of Miami Libraries. To learn more please vist: https://www.equinoxoli.org/products/subjectsplus/.
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.
For more information about Evergreen: https://www.equinoxoli.org/products/evergreen/.
About Koha ILS
Created in 1999 by Katipo Communications for the Horowhenua Library Trust in New Zealand, Koha Integrated Library System is the first open source Integrated Library System to be used worldwide. The software is a full-featured ILS with a dual-database design (search engine and RDBMS) built to be compliant with library standards. Koha's OPAC, staff, and self-checkout interfaces are all web applications. Distributed under the General Public License (GPL), libraries are free to use and install Koha themselves or to purchase support and development services. For more information on Koha, please visit https://www.equinoxoli.org/products/koha/.