Norcross, GA -- June 3, 2008. Equinox Software, Inc., the Evergreen Experts, welcomes Shae Tetterton to the staff as Project Manager. Shae will play a key role in demonstrating Evergreen applications at industry conferences and in training new Evergreen users around the world.
Shae Tetterton received her M.L.I.S. from the University of South Carolina in 2000. She comes to Equinox from the South Carolina State Library where she has been employed as the Director of Collection Management and Project Manager for the statewide implementation of SchoolRooms. Shae was previously employed by Sirsi Corporation as a Software Trainer and Project Manager.
Bob Molyneux, Equinox's VP for Business Development knew her when he was a professor at the library school at the University of South Carolina and then again when they were both at Sirsi. He said: "We were thinking about what capabilities we needed in new staff and as we outlined this position, it was obvious to me that Shae would be a perfect fit. We invited her here, everyone agreed that she would be a great addition to the team, and, fortunately, she sees the importance and great future of open source and Evergreen and will be joining us to help forge the future. We look forward to working with her. I know from many reactions in the field that Shae is highly regarded—and with good reason."
"I am thrilled to be joining the Equinox group." Shae says "Open source software, such as Evergreen, is giving users a sense of ownership over how the software can serve them. By actively participating in the development, Evergreen users are driving the company and software forward with changes that will benefit the entire community. I believe Equinox is truly committed to providing the kind of service and software that will meet the unique needs and challenges libraries face. The last few years have brought significant changes to libraries as they’ve started to embrace web 2.0 and open source technology. The adoption of these new tools is propelling libraries forward and giving them more innovative and cost-effective ways to serve their staff and patrons."
Evergreen is powerful, enterprise-quality, open-source library software. Evergreen’s robust, fault-tolerant architecture is engineered to scale elegantly from the needs of the smallest of libraries to very large, high-transaction, multi-site consortia. Evergreen is also adaptive software that due to its service-oriented, standards-compliant design can nimbly evolve to meet changing library needs and user expectations.
Evergreen was initially created in 2006 to support Georgia PINES, a consortium of over 270 public libraries, when it became clear that no existing product could support the computational power required to support the daily transactions, indexing, and library activities of a massive consortium representing almost every public library in Georgia. From its first week, Evergreen has consistently outperformed expectations and resulted in acclaim and praise from users worldwide.
Evergreen has received significant attention, including a Technology Collaboration Award and grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Additional Evergreen implementations include a growing consortium in British Columbia, Canada, and new implementations planned for the Michigan Library Consortium as well as libraries in Indiana.
About Equinox Software, Inc.
Founded by the original Evergreen designers and developers, Equinox Software is a growing team of skilled developers and other professionals who provide soup-to-nuts support for Evergreen, the enterprise-grade, open-source Integrated Library System (ILS). Equinox develops, supports, trains, migrates, integrates, and consults on Evergreen, and engages with the rapidly-expanding Evergreen community. Instead of one-size-fits-all support, Equinox works closely with libraries to ensure Evergreen is implemented in the manner that best fits their individual needs. In addition to support, custom development and integration services, Equinox offers complete Evergreen hosting packages for libraries wishing to outsource their ILS infrastructure needs. Equinox also provides consulting services for libraries seeking more insight into the value proposition of open source software.