Norcross, GA – March 1, 2011. SC LENDS, the South Carolina library resource sharing network powered by the open source integrated library system Evergreen, continues its rapid growth with the addition of four library systems. The Allendale-Hampton-Jasper Regional Library System, Colleton County Memorial Library, Kershaw County Library, and Williamsburg County Library are now live as part of the consortium.
Equinox provides Evergreen hosting and technical support for the entire SC LENDS consortium and performed the data migration for the implementation of the four new members of the consortium.
Rogan Hamby, Systems Librarian/ Program Manager for SCLENDS, says, "Evergreen has great benefits for libraries in South Carolina and we're excited about the new libraries that have joined SCLENDS and the services we continue to build. Equinox has been a wonderful partner during these new migrations and we look forward to continuing to work with their talented staff."
Brad LaJeunesse, CEO of Equinox Software, says, "We are really looking forward to working with the new libraries that have joined the SC LENDS consortium. Patrons and staff of the initial libraries have responded positively and really enjoy the benefits of a combined catalog."
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 even 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 nearly 800 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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