Atlanta, Ga., August 24, 2022: Equinox Open Library Initiative, a trusted leader in open source technology development and support for libraries, is excited to welcome the Paul Nystrom Library at William Jessup University (CA) to CORAL ERM, an open source electronic resources management system, and to hosting Evergreen ILS on Sequoia, Equinox's cloud-based platform for library automation services.
The project included moving the library's in-house instance of Evergreen ILS to cloud-hosting on Sequoia, which includes Equinox support and auxiliary services. Paul Nystrom Library's deployment of CORAL ERM also includes hosting on Sequoia and additional support and auxiliary services. As part of the implementation of CORAL ERM, Equinox provided project management, configuration, and data and policy services. Equinox's librarians also provided CORAL ERM training and education services..
"Both products are game changers," said Michael Kares, Electronic Resources Librarian at the Paul Nystrom Library. "Transitioning to Sequoia hosting for Evergreen allowed our library and information technology teams to increase the reliability, security, and sustainability of open source library solutions for our small library." Kares continued, "Launching CORAL ERM broke down information silos by providing a centralized location for information about our electronic resources and serials that had historically been tied to individual employees' emails or file storage."
CORAL ERM is used by libraries and institutions worldwide. The CORAL project is led by the CORAL Steering Committee and the software is developed and maintained by community contributions to the project.
"Open source software for libraries goes beyond the ILS," said Rogan Hamby, Data and Project Analyst at Equinox. "CORAL ERM provides efficiencies and workflow improvements for William Jessup University in a reliable, easy to learn, open source electronic resources management system."
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.
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/