Norcross, GA — November 17, 2009. Evergreen Indiana continues to grow with 6 new library systems live on Evergreen, the consortial, open-source library automation software. In total, 48 Indiana library systems are now part of Evergreen Indiana, a shared-catalog project of the Indiana State Library. The newest additions are Culver-Union Township, LaGrange, Monticello-Union Township, Paoli, Princeton-Patoka, and Westfield Washington 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 providing 24/7 ongoing technical support.
According to Sheryl Sollars, Director of Westfield Washington Public Library "Migrating to Evergreen Indiana will provide our patrons access to over 3 times as many resources than were available to them before we had joined this consortium. I think it's a win win situation for our community."
Brad LaJeunesse, President of Equinox Software commented "We are extremely proud of Evergreen’s continued growth in Indiana. Their libraries are very diverse from community public libraries, to school libraries, and even several libraries that were previously not automated. The fact that Evergreen has been able to meet the needs of all these different libraries shows just how flexible and user friendly the software really is."
Evergreen is robust, 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 sustained 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 centers. Evergreen’s rapidly expanding community is now known to power live installations in 4 countries including 10 U.S. states and 4 Canadian provinces.
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, 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.
For more information on Equinox Software, please visit http://www.esilibrary.com.