NORCROSS, Ga. -- January 13, 2008. Equinox Software, Inc., "The Evergreen Experts," welcomes Scott McKellar as its newest software developer. He will play a key role in helping Evergreen, the consortial-quality library automation software used in hundreds of libraries worldwide, continue to grow and meet the needs of current and future users.
McKellar comes to Equinox Software after serving as a volunteer contributor to the Evergreen software. He most recently worked as a programmer/analyst for MasterCard International and holds a PhD in Neural Sciences from Washington University in St. Louis.
"I am really looking forward to working with a small, agile company," said McKellar. "I have published several small open source projects on my own, but none of them ever got traction. My work with Evergreen allows me to contribute to software people actually use and benefit from."
Brad LaJeunesse, Equinox President, is enthusiastic about the addition of McKellar to the team. "Scott has already contributed a lot to Evergreenís growth and improvement through his volunteer efforts. The timing was perfect for him to come on board as a full-time employee, during this period of rapid development as we get ready to meet the needs of new Evergreen libraries and prepare for Evergreen 2.0, due out mid-year. Scott will not be bored!"
Evergreen is consortial-quality, open-source library software initially developed to support Georgia PINES, a resource-sharing consortium with over 270 public libraries. Evergreen was designed from the ground up to be robust, fault-tolerant, service-oriented, and standards-based. Evergreen nimbly evolves to meet the needs of very large, high-transaction, multi-site consortia, while elegantly scaling down to the smallest library sites.
The growing, multinational Evergreen development community has shepherded Evergreen through a series of carefully-planned releases that have further strengthened Evergreenís consortial capabilities while adding popular and useful functionality. Evergreen 2.0, due out in 2009, will add acquisitions, serials, and reserves to Evergreenís outstanding functionality.
From its debut in September 2006, Evergreen has earned acclaim and praise from users worldwide, including a Technology Collaboration Award from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Additional Evergreen implementations include consortial projects such as Michigan Evergreen, Evergreen Indiana, and British Columbia SITKA, and libraries such as Kent County Public Library in Maryland, Marshall Public Library in Missouri, and the University of Prince Edward Island. For more information about Evergreen, visit http://evergreen-ils.org
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 comprehensive support for Evergreen, the consortial-quality, 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. Equinox also provides consulting services for libraries seeking more insight into the value proposition of open source software.