Duluth, GA — November 6, 2012 . Haywood Public Library has gone live on Evergreen as part of the NC Cardinal consortium. Equinox Software over saw both data migration and staff training. ESI will also continue to provide on-going system administration and technical support for the entire consortium.
Haywood is the ninth library to join NC Cardinal. They migrated 116,000 bib items and almost 30,000 patrons to the combined catalog. The online catalog for entire consortium can be viewed at www.nccardinal.org.
Equinox President, Brad LaJeunesse, says, "Library users in North Carolina are already seeing the benefits of a resource sharing system that allows them access to materials not previously available at their local library. Three additional libraries are already scheduled to join the consortium in early 2013 as they continue to build a statewide system."
About Equinox Software, Inc.
Founded in 2007 by the original Evergreen developers, Equinox remains deeply committed to being an active and enthusiastic voice in the open source community. Equinox's unparalleled depth of knowledge regarding libraries and library data is reflected in our services which include implementation, development, support, hosting, and educational services for both Evergreen and Koha software. For more information on Equinox Software, please visit http://www.esilibrary.com
Evergreen is an award-winning ILS developed with the intent of providing an open source product able to meet the diverse needs of consortia and high transaction public libraries. However, it has proven to be equally successful in smaller installations including special and academic libraries. Today, almost 1200 libraries across the US and Canada are using Evergreen including King Country Public Library, SC Lends, and B.C Sitka. For more information about Evergreen, including a list of all known Evergreen installations, see http://evergreen-ils.org.
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