Norcross, GA - July 20, 2009. 32 library systems are now live on Evergreen Indiana, a shared-catalog project of the Indiana State Library based on Evergreen, the consortial-quality, open-source library automation software. The new additions are Waterloo Grant Township, Pike County, Alexandria-Monroe, and Kendalville, and Limberlost Public Libraries.
Equinox Software, Inc., the support and development company established by the original Evergreen developers, provided bumper-to-bumper support for the migrations and is now providing round-the-clock ongoing technical support.
"For us, there was no doubt that Evergreen Indiana would be a win-win for the library’s budget and for our patrons," says Library Director Montie Manning. "We have already realized a significant savings on everything from library cards, to barcodes, on up to database subscription costs."
"Evergreen Indiana now collectively represents over one million bibliographic records and almost 200,000 patrons, and continues to grow," said Brad LaJeunesse, Equinox company president. "Especially in these tight times, this powerful resource-sharing consortium represents a huge savings for the libraries and tremendous value and access for their library users."
The Waterloo-Grant Township library is a single branch library located in Waterloo Indiana. The Pike County Public Library has three branches located in Petersburg, Winslow, and Otwell. The Alexandria-Monroe Public Library is a single branch library located in Alexandria and has served the community for over 100 years. Kendalville & Limberlost Public Library has branches in Kendalville and Rome City.
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.