Duluth, GA óMay 10, 2012. It's going to be a COOL summer in Ohio. Community Library in Sunbury and Germantown Public Library are the first libraries to go live with Evergreen as part of the new Consortium of Ohio Libraries (COOL). Equinox Software, in conjunction with OHIONET who is providing hosting and primary system administration for the consortium, oversaw data migration, provided training services, and will continue to provide advanced technical support in a continued partnership with OHIONET.
Equinox Software and OHIONET project managers migrated 16,000 patron records and 88,000 bibliographic items from Sunbury and 6,200 patron records and almost 64,000 bibliographic items from Germantown to the new COOL combined catalog which can be found online at http://cool-cat.org/. With initial funding provided by the local libraries and LSTA grant via the State Library of Ohio, three other libraries are expected to join by the end of the summer with an initial total of eight by early 2013.
"We welcome COOL to the community of more than 1,000 libraries currently running Evergreen," said Brad LaJeunesse, President of Equinox. "The drumbeat of open source is stronger than ever as more and more libraries realize that you don't have to settle to achieve cost savings."
About Equinox Software, Inc.
Founded by the original Evergreen designers and developers, Equinox Software is a leader in open source solutions for libraries. Their goal is to engage and support a rapidly growing open source community while assisting libraries in moving away from expensive proprietary vendors and products.
For more information on Equinox Software, please visit http://www.esilibrary.com.
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. Evergreen now supports over 1,000 libraries of every type-public, academic, special, and school media centers across 4 countries, 31 U.S. states, and 8 Canadian provinces. The Georgia PINES, King County Public Library System, SCLENDS, and NC Cardinal consortiums are all currently running Evergreen.
For more information about Evergreen, including a list of all known
Evergreen installations, see http://evergreen-ils.org.