Norcross, GA — October 26, 2010. The Lebanon School Libraries and Douglas-North Canaan Library have gone live with Evergreen open source ILS as the latest BibliOak Libraries. BibliOak is the consortium of development partner libraries for Bibliomation. Equinox Software assisted with the migrations and continues to provide ongoing technical support for all the Bibliomation development partner libraries.
Bibliomation has started their Evergreen transition with a core group of development partner libraries. Beacon Falls Public Library and Douglas Library of Hebron were the first to go live in March of 2010. There are three more development partner libraries remaining before the rest of the consortium will go live during 2011.
Brad LaJeunesse, Equinox CEO, says, "Bibliomation has really embraced Evergreen and been very supportive in the open source community. We are looking forward to continuing to work with them to bring the final development partners and the rest of the consortium live."
According to Amy Terlaga, Assistant Director, User Services, "Now that the Lebanon Schools are live on Evergreen, we can really see how well Evergreen can adapt for K-12 schools' individual needs. We are collaborating with four other Evergreen sites to develop some new features specific to schools and academic libraries. The Douglas Library, North Canaan is our seventh development partner library to go live on Evergreen. We have just three more libraries to go before we bring our development partner project to a successful conclusion"
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 9 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, 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.
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Evergreen and Koha are open source software, freely licensed under the GNU GPL. Evergreen and the Evergreen logo are trademarks of the Georgia Public Library Service.