Atlanta, Ga., June 16, 2022: Equinox Open Library Initiative, a trusted leader in open source technology development and support for libraries, is excited to announce the addition of Ralls County Library to the Missouri Evergreen Consortium with their adoption of Evergreen ILS, an award winning library solution used by more than 1,800 libraries worldwide.
The Ralls County Library opened its doors with grant money from the state of Missouri in 1992. It now provides services for 651 patrons, and its migration encompassed 25,874 bibliographic and item records. Equinox provided project management and configuration services in addition to data extraction, bibliographic deduplication, and data conversion of patron and transaction records. Equinox will continue to provide Ralls County Library with support and hosting on Sequoia, Equinox's hosting platform for open source tools for library automation services. Remote training was provided by Equinox's expert staff of librarians.
"We had been considering joining Missouri Evergreen for some time, but had some reservations about what seemed like a daunting task for our small staff. Once we decided to get the ball rolling, the training and support we received from Equinox was very helpful and made the process quite painless," said Brian Cleveland, Director of Ralls County Library. "They have been very responsive to our numerous questions, and very efficient in providing assistance. We have been very impressed overall with the results, and our circulation numbers reflect that our patrons are quite pleased with the change as well."
The Missouri Evergreen Consortium is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization which began in 2012 and is now celebrating its 10th year supporting libraries across the state of Missouri. Learn more at: http://moevergreenlibraries.org/
"It is always exciting to empower library communities and to help a consortium expand and support new member libraries," said Jason Etheridge, Senior Developer at Equinox. "Working with Ralls County Library was a pleasure, and we are thrilled to help welcome them into the Evergreen community."
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.