Norcross, GA — February 3, 2010. Kirtland Community College has gone live with Evergreen, the consortial, open-source library automation software. Equinox Software, Inc., the support and development company established by the original Evergreen developers, provided migration assistance for the project and will provide ongoing technical support. The server for the new installation is being hosted at the college and members of the Michigan Library Consortium provided staff training.
Known as the "College in the Woods," Kirtland Community College is located in Roscommon, Michigan about 170 miles north of Detroit. They also have two satellite locations in Gaylord and West Branch. The library currently holds about 32,500 bibliographic items and has 760 patrons. To learn more about Kirtland Community College, please visit their website at: http://www.kirtland.cc.mi.us/
Deb Shumaker, Director of Library Services for Kirtland Community College, says "the Kirtland Community College Library is extremely pleased with the move to Evergreen. The product, support, and Evergreen Community embrace the library’s philosophy of providing our patrons with the best possible resources and services available."
Brad LaJeunesse, CEO of Equinox Software, says "Kirtland Community College is currently undergoing an upgrade of their library facilities. We are pleased that Evergreen and Equinox could play a role in that upgrade and help improve library usage for the students, faculty, and community residents."
Evergreen is a robust, highly scalable, open-source integrated 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, the software has 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 over 500 libraries of every type-public, academic, special, and school media centers. Evergreen’s rapidly expanding community is now known to power live installations in 5 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.