Atlanta, Ga., November 2, 2022: Equinox Open Library Initiative, a trusted leader in open source technology development and support for libraries, is pleased to announce the latest addition to the open source community, Lakewood Baptist Church of Gainesville, Georgia (GA), with their adoption of Koha ILS.
"As a small special library, we appreciate that Equinox's support framework is scalable and adaptable." said Linda Kern, Professor & Dean of Library Services at Brenau University and Coordinator at Lakewood Baptist Church. "The Equinox team has been fabulous to work with – each member is knowledgeable, responsive to our unique needs, and responds in a timely manner. We are excited about the quality of access and services we are able to deliver with the solutions provided by Equinox."
Lakewood Baptist Church's migration encompassed the 324 bibliographic records their hardworking volunteers cataloged over the space of a month to form the collection of the new Lakewood Theological Library. As part of the project Equinox provided hosting, support and maintenance services in addition to implementation and training. Remote training was provided by Equinox's expert staff of degreed librarians.
"It is a rewarding experience to help a new library begin from the ground up with open source," said Erica Rohlfs, Senior Implementation Project Manager. "Koha brings their community a powerful tool as their ILS and we are excited that the new Lakewood Theological Library will be a part of the open source 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.
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/.