Norcross, GA — October 25, 2010. Northwest Georgia Regional Library has gone live with Evergreen as part of the PINES Consortium. Equinox Software, founded by the developers of Evergreen, provided data migration services and will continue to provide 24x7 technical support to all the PINES libraries.
Northwest Georgia Regional Library, with branches in Gordon, Murray, and Whitfield counties, is the 52nd library system in the state to join PINES. They are in good company with over 280 other member libraries. They migrated 168,000 bibliographic titles to the new system, and library patrons will now have access to any PINES facility in the state.
Equinox Software CEO, Brad LaJeunesse, says, "PINES was the first Evergreen powered consortium so it is very gratifying to see their continued growth and commitment to providing exceptional services to library patrons across the state."
Elizabeth McKinney, PINES Program Director, says, "I am so pleased to watch the continued growth of the PINES consortium. A few years ago growth was not a possibility due to limitations of our previous software product. Developing Evergreen was a risky prospect, but it proved to be a good decision. We are now in the position to serve all public libraries throughout the state if they choose to join PINES. And that is a great position to be in. We can now ensure that all Georgians have access to library resources and services. We thank ESI for their continued work and for a smooth transition for Northwest GA regional 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 280-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 700 libraries of every type-public, academic, special, and school media centers. Evergreen's rapidly expanding community includes libraries across 4 countries including 18 U.S. states and 8 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.