Norcross, GA -- August 25, 2011. Ducks Unlimited Canada has gone live with the open source integrated library system Koha. Equinox Software, Inc. provided services to migrate the library's data from their previous system and provides on-going hosting and support services for the new Koha-powered catalog which can be viewed at http://ducks.kohacatalog.com/.
Founded in 1938, Ducks Unlimited Canada is a private not-for-profit organization dedicated to wetland conservation and environmental research. DUC is active in every province and territory and is considered Canada's most trusted and respected conservation organization.
Brad LaJeunesse, President of Equinox, commented, "Koha has proven itself to be flexible and quick-to-implement for libraries of many types, but in particular it has shown itself to be a very good fit for the special requirements of the Ducks Unlimited Canada."
Ian Glass, Librarian for Ducks Unlimited Canada, stated "I have been impressed with ease of the transition from our previous ILS, to Koha. The migration team that I worked with was very responsive to my library's needs and concerns and has been a pleasure to work with. I look forward to working with the Equinox team in the future."
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 (search engine and RDBMS) built to be compliant with library standards. 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.
For more information on Equinox Software, please visit http://www.esilibrary.com.
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