Norcross, GA — July 13, 2010. The New Mexico State Library is contracting with Equinox Software, Inc to host two Koha databases, one for the State Library's Books By Mail program and one for their Rural Bookmobiles service. Equinox is also providing data migration services and support.
According to Gary Harris, the Director of the Technical Services Bureau at the State Library, "The New Mexico State Library began an evaluation of the Koha Integrated Library Management System in 2008. We were impressed with the software from the beginning, but we encountered a few problems with implementation. We have a test system up and running, but decided to get help from an open source software support company. We began a selection process in January 2010, and Equinox came out on top for several reasons, not to mention their solid reputation and contributions to the Koha community."
Brad LaJeunesse, Equinox CEO, says, "Equinox’s expansion into Koha migration and support was the next logical step for us to take. We are particularly excited to be working with the New Mexico State Library as they have shown such enthusiasm and support for the Open Source community."
Galen Charlton, VP for Data Services at Equinox, adds, "I am personally very pleased to be continuing my work with Koha and Koha libraries, and I welcome the New Mexico State Library to the community of libraries who are using Koha to enhance services to their patrons".
About New Mexico State Library
The New Mexico State Library, established in 1929, is committed to providing leadership that promotes effective library services and access to information to all citizens of New Mexico. The State Library provides services that support public libraries as well as delivers direct library services to rural populations, state agencies, the visually impaired and physically disabled, and students and citizens conducting research.
Created in 1999 by Katipo Communications for the Horowhenua Library Trust in New Zealand, Koha is the first open source Integrated Library System to be used worldwide. The software is a full-featured ILS with a dual database design (text based and RDBMS) built to be library standards compliant. Koha’s OPAC, staff, and self-checkout interfaces are all web applications. Distributed under the General Public License (GPL), libraries are free to use and install Koha themselves or to purchase support and development service.
For more information on Koha, please visit http://koha-community.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.