Columbia, MO - July 5, 2022 -- MOBIUS announced that the North of Boston Library Exchange (NOBLE), which utilizes the Evergreen ILS, successfully migrated and went live on its MOSS (MOBIUS Open Source Solutions) hosting service on April 18, 2022. Previously, NOBLE was a self-hosted Evergreen instance. MOBIUS performed data migration services and also provides data hosting and server support to NOBLE.
"NOBLE is pleased to have a partner like MOBIUS to help host our Evergreen system," states Ron Gagnon, NOBLE Executive Director. "MOBIUS' experience and expertise in cloud hosting of Evergreen is second to none. Cloud hosting is a more dependable and resilient hosting solution and saves our capital and staffing cost of acquiring and hosting software," continued Gagnon. "MOBIUS is very active in the Evergreen community and will help make NOBLE services more sustainable through their knowledgeable support service."
"We couldn't be more excited about working with NOBLE", states Donna Bacon, Executive Director of MOBIUS, "It's great to be working with a library system that has been on the forefront of the Evergreen Open Source ILS movement for years and we're pleased to be partnering with them as we move forward."
NOBLE's mission is to be the technology partner for libraries north of Boston.
NOBLE was the first automated resource sharing network in Massachusetts and the first on the Internet. Since its founding over forty years ago, NOBLE has continually and cost-effectively improved service to its libraries and their users through technology.
Initially founded to foster resource sharing among member libraries via a shared computer system and database, services have grown to include Internet, networking and PC services, and shared electronic resources — online periodical databases, downloadable audiobooks and e-books, and a digital library. Working together, NOBLE libraries have been able to extend the reach of the library, becoming a 24-hour information source via the Internet.
NOBLE serves libraries on Boston's North Shore and northern suburbs and is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt non-profit corporation governed by its member libraries and overseen by a professional staff of librarians and technical staff.
Using Evergreen for ten years, NOBLE libraries shared over $15.3 million worth of materials last year from a combined collection of 2.4 million items.
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 organization has grown from 50 founding charter members in 1998 to 80 members which include 64 academic libraries,11 public libraries, 4 special libraries, and the Missouri State Library, serving more than 200 physical 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 cloud hosting and management service for open-source library software including the Evergreen Open Source ILS. Offices are located in Columbia, Missouri and its customers and members span the states of Missouri, Oklahoma, Iowa, Kansas, North Carolina, Arkansas, Texas, and Kentucky.