Jan. 15, 2009 -- Norcross, GA. Integrated Technology Group (ITG), a division of Vernon Library Supplies, Inc., has partnered with Equinox Software, Inc. to create a comprehensive strategy that will assist Indiana libraries in the migration to Evergreen, an enterprise-class, open source, integrated library system (ILS). In some instances, the migration process includes the re-barcoding of the entire library collection using ITG’s Scan and Print System, which can re-label more than 250 books per hour.
"Our partnership with ITG and our use of the ITG Scan & Print System is helping us convert item barcodes so the libraries do not have to use a ‘replace barcode’ function in Evergreen. This conversion saves our customers at least 60-120 seconds per barcode," said Shae Tetterton, project manager for Equinox Software.
Evergreen Indiana is a growing consortium of libraries located throughout Indiana that use the Evergreen ILS. An additional 16 libraries have joined the Evergreen Indiana consortium and will migrate in 2009. By January 2009, 19 libraries are expected to use Evergreen. With the new system, patrons can search and reserve materials at member libraries, renew items and review the status of checked-out materials from a personal computer without having to travel to the library. The system also helps libraries manage, catalog and circulate materials more efficiently.
"ITG’s Scan & Print System and the outstanding support from the Integrated Technology Group significantly ease the work of the re-barcoding process," said Catherine Lemmer, project manager for Indiana Evergreen. "The flexibility of the system gives libraries multiple workflow options to undertake and complete a re-barcoding project."
About Integrated Technology Group
Integrated Technology Group (www.integratedtek.com) develops, markets, and supports library automation technologies that empower librarians to make operations more efficient and better serve their patrons. ITG’s products include patron self-checkout, Radio Frequency Identification (RFID), and Automated Materials Handling (AMH) systems. With over 30 years experience in the library industry, ITG combines smart technology and progressive design to create standard solutions that can be easily customized to meet site-specific requirements. ITG, a division of Vernon Library Supplies, Inc., is headquartered in Norcross, Georgia.
Evergreen is consortial-quality, open-source library software initially developed to support Georgia PINES, a resource-sharing consortium with over 270 public libraries. It is supported by a growing, multinational development community that has shepherded Evergreen through a series of releases that have further strengthened Evergreen’s consortial qualities while adding popular and useful functionality. For more 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. For more information on Equinox Software, please visit