Columbia, MO -- October 18, 2022. MOBIUS announced that CW MARS, which utilizes the Evergreen ILS, successfully migrated and went live on its MOSS (MOBIUS Open Source Solutions) hosting service on October 10, 2022. Previously, CW MARS was a self-hosted Evergreen instance. MOBIUS performed data migration services and also provides data hosting and server support to CW MARS.
"CW MARS is excited to partner with MOBIUS on the move to cloud hosting of our Evergreen Integrated Library System (ILS)", said Jeanette Lundgren, CW MARS Executive Director. "One of our big strategic initiatives this year was to move from physical hardware to a cloud-hosted solution and we are so impressed with the level of support and technical expertise held by the MOBIUS staff. Partnering with MOBIUS on server administration and support will allow our staff to focus more on software development and provide additional security for our data."
"We are thrilled to be working with CW MARS, one of the largest Evergreen consortia", states Donna Bacon, Executive Director of MOBIUS, "CW MARS is an impressive consortium 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 they move forward."
About CW MARS
CW MARS is a diverse multi-type library consortium made up of 157 member libraries located in Central and Western Massachusetts. CW MARS is an acronym that stands for Central and Western MAssachusetts Resource Sharing. The mission of CW MARS is to empower member libraries to provide excellent services to their communities through resource-sharing technology via our shared online library catalog and integrated library system (ILS) software.
We are the largest of nine library consortia in Massachusetts. Our membership is made up of academic, public, and special libraries of all sizes, from tiny towns with populations under 500 to large urban libraries with many branches. CW MARS manages library technology and provides technical support to member libraries. CW MARS has been running open source Evergreen integrated library system (ILS) software since 2012.
MOBIUS (mobiusconsortium.org) is a not-for-profit, 501 (C)(3) tax-exempt organization that is transforming library services with a 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, Kentucky, and Massachusetts.