Atlanta, Ga., March 23, 2023: Equinox Open Library Initiative, a trusted leader in open source technology services for libraries, is pleased to announce the release of Fulfillment 11, the latest release of the open source interlibrary loan software. The release introduces a new connector for Koha ILS, bringing Fulfillment's powerful resource sharing automation capabilities to libraries utilizing Koha ILS.
"We are delighted to bring Fulfillment 11 to the library community," said Andrea Buntz Neiman, Project Manager for Software Development. "The new Koha ILS connector allows for full integration, automation, and real time status updates for Koha libraries who use Fulfillment. All of this, plus Fulfillment 11 harnesses the evolution of its sibling Evergreen's latest versions 3.6 to 3.10. This gives Fulfillment access to features developed along the way such as the new Simple Reporter and the ‘Did You Mean?' bibliographic based search suggestions. It's a very exciting update."
Launched in 2011, Fulfillment facilitates sharing between separate library organizations, uniting collections and information in a combined union catalog. Fulfillment 11 also includes security patches, bug fixes, essential efficiency updates, and other features such as supporting OAI-PMH harvesting of Fulfillment records. Fulfillment can be accessed on GitHub here: https://github.com/EquinoxOpenLibraryInitiative/fulfillment/tree/release/FF-11.0.
Implementing Fulfillment with Equinox includes support from experienced librarians and developers and a transparent, open software development process, including custom training resources and connector options for Fulfillment.
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.
Fulfillment is an open source interlibrary loan management system which leverages intuitive design and efficient workflows to maximize value and impact for libraries. Fulfillment provides community members expanded access to library resources across their state and beyond their consortium. Launched in 2011, Fulfillment facilitates sharing between separate library organizations, uniting collections and information in a combined union catalog. Fulfillment is highly customizable and is compatible with any integrated library system (ILS). Fulfillment benefits from an active open source community, where it is continuously updated and supported by Equinox and the designers, users, and developers who built Evergreen ILS. To learn more, please visit https://www.equinoxoli.org/products/fulfillment/ .
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/.
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.
For more information about Evergreen: https://www.equinoxoli.org/products/evergreen/.