Norcross, GA -- April 7, 2010. Washington County Public Library is the first known library in Kentucky to go live with Evergreen, the consortial, open-source library automation software. Equinox Software provided assistance with the migration and will continue to provide ongoing technical support.
The Washington County Public Library, located in Springfield, Kentucky, was built in 1966. With a collection that contains 22,886 bibliographic items, the library serves a community of just under 12,000 citizens from both their main branch and a bookmobile. To learn more about Washington County Library, please visit their website at: http://www.washingtonkylibrary.org/.
According to Joy Wandrey, Director of Washington County Public Library, "We are very pleased to be using Evergreen and have continuing support from Equinox. The folks at Equinox have been very helpful and very responsive to every question we have sent their way. Evergreen as a program is an easy to use and easy to understand program. We are excited to be a part of the open-source revolution."
Equinox Software CEO, Brad LaJeunesse, says "We are thrilled to see Evergreen moving into another state. Joy and the rest of the staff at Washington County Public Library have been very enthusiastic about their move to Evergreen and the benefits of open source at their library."
Evergreen is a robust, open-source integrated library system best known for its unique ability to meet the needs of very large, high-transaction, multi-site consortia. However, it has also proven equally successful scaled down for the smallest libraries.
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. Evergreenís rapidly expanding community is now known to power live installations in 5 countries including 12 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.