Norcross, GA -- March 4, 2010. Beacon Falls Public Library and Douglas Library of Hebron are the first members of Connecticut’s Bibliomation consortium to go live with the Evergreen open source ILS. Bibliomation opted to begin the move to Evergreen with a set of five pilot libraries. Slater Public Library, Windham Free Public Library, and Jonathan Trumbull Library will complete the initial group and are expected live at a later date. The entire consortium is expected live on Evergreen in 2011.
Beacon Falls Public Library has a collection of 15,430 bibliographic items and the library serves 3,152 patrons. Douglas Library of Hebron has a collection of 42,298 bibliographic items and the library serves 5,140 patrons.
According to Amy Terlaga, Assistant Director,User Services for Bibliomation, "Evergreen is the perfect library system for a consortium like Bibliomation. We’re very excited to be bringing up the first Connecticut libraries on this extremely flexible open source ILS. For some of these development partner libraries, Evergreen will be their first automated system. We can’t wait to migrate the entire Bibliomation network sometime in 2011. It can’t come soon enough for us!"
Brad LaJeunesse, CEO of Equinox Software, says "We are thrilled to have the first Bibliomation libraries up and running on Evergreen. They have approached the move to open source with such enthusiasm and continue to be a huge voice of support for the open source community."
Founded in 1980, Bibliomation has grown into the largest of the Connecticut networks. They operate as a member driven, non-profit organization with 48 public libraries, 23 K-12 libraries, and 5 development partner libraries across the state. Bibliomation provides a wide array of information, telecommunications, and automation services in order to serve the ever changing technological needs of the network’s member libraries.
For more information about Bibliomation, please visit http://www.biblio.org/.
Evergreen is a robust, highly scalable, open-source integrated library system best known for its unique ability to meet the needs of very large, high-transaction, multi-site consortia.
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 provide services for Evergreen and Koha. These services include software development, consulting, legacy data migration, 24x7 technical support, and system hosting. Equinox also engages and supports a rapidly expanding open source community.
For more information on Equinox Software, please visit http://www.esilibrary.com.
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