Norcross, GA -- June 9, 2009. Oscoda County Library (Mich.) has gone live with Evergreen, the consortial-quality open-source library automation software. Equinox Software Inc., "The Evergreen Experts," oversaw data migration and software configuration and will provide round-the-clock ongoing technical support.
Oscoda Public Library is the most recent addition to Michigan Evergreen, a shared-catalog project administered by the Michigan Library Consortium (MLC). By the end of 2009, Michigan Evergreen will include 8 library systems, representing nearly 200,000 registered users, 2.9 million annual circulations, and 1.6 million books and serial volumes, according to data from 2007.
"The steady growth of Michigan Evergreen demonstrates the unique ability of Evergreen to grow massive consortial library systems," said Brad LaJeunesse, Equinox company president. "The transparency and openness of these systems is also in keeping with our most fundamental library values."
The Oscoda County Library, located in northern Michigan, holds over 30,000 bibliographic items and has over 6,500 patrons. For more information about the Michigan Evergreen project, see the project wiki at http://mlcnet.org/wiki.
Evergreen is powerful, highly scalable open-source library software. While Evergreen is best known for its unique ability to meet the needs of very large, high-transaction, multi-site consortia, Evergreen also elegantly scales down to the smallest library sites.
Since its debut in September 2006 as the software powering the 270-plus libraries of the Georgia PINES consortium, Evergreen has earned acclaim and praise from users worldwide, including a Technology Collaboration Award from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Evergreen now supports hundreds of libraries of every type—public, academic, special, and school media—in 12 states and 2 countries.
For more information about Evergreen, including a list of all known Evergreen installations, see http://evergreen-ils.org.
About Equinox Software, Inc.
Founded by the original Evergreen designers and developers, Equinox Software is a growing team of skilled 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. Equinox also offers hosting packages for libraries that prefer not to maintain local servers.