Norcross, GA -- October 20, 2011. The North Bay Public Library in Ontario has gone live with Evergreen as their next generation library automation software. Equinox Software oversaw installation and data migration and will continue to provide technical support for the new system.
Galen Charlton, Equinox Director of Support and Implementation, says, "We look forward to working with the Blue Sky Consortium and give Kudos to the North Bay Public Library for paving the way for the newest Evergreen Consortium"
Located in northeastern Ontario, the North Bay Public Library houses over 200,000 bibliographic items and provides services for 37,000 patrons. Their new catalog can be viewed online at http://webpac.city.north-bay.on.ca.
Rebecca Larocque, Head of Information Services for North Bay Public Library, says, "We're very excited to be a part of the growing Evergreen community, and to be a part of the future of the ILS. The staff put in so much hard work to get us here, and I couldn't be more pleased with their progress. I look forward to our future on Evergreen."
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 over 1,000 libraries of every type-public, academic, special, and school media centers. Evergreen's rapidly expanding community includes libraries across 4 countries including 31 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, training, 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.