Norcross, GA -- January 12, 2010. SCLENDS, the South Carolina library resource sharing network, welcomes the final three members in their group of pilot libraries. Anderson County, Fairfield, and Florence public library systems have gone live with Evergreen, the consortial, open-source library automation software.
Equinox Software, Inc., the development and support company established by the original Evergreen developers, provided support for the migrations and will now provide hosting services for the consortium as well as 24/7 technical support.
With the initial pilot of phase of SCLENDS now complete, the program will be open for other South Carolina libraries to migrate in 2010. The web address for SCLENDS’ growing catalog is http://sclends.evergreencatalog.com .
Brad LaJeunesse, Equinox President, says "It has been very exciting to watch the SCLENDS consortium take shape. Resource sharing will bring huge benefits to South Carolina library patrons and we are glad Equinox could be a part of that."
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 bring a comprehensive array of talent to continue improving Evergreen, the consortial, open source Integrated Library System (ILS). Equinox not only continues to develop Evergreen but, also consults, migrates, integrates, supports and offers hosting packages for libraries that prefer not to maintain local servers. Equinox also engages and supports a rapidly expanding Evergreen community.
Equinox also For more information on Equinox Software, please visit http://www.esilibrary.com.
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