Norcross, GA – October 6, 2008. Adams Public Library System in Indiana has gone live with Evergreen, the consortial-quality open-source library automation software. Adams Public Library is the second library in Indiana to migrate to Evergreen, following Hussey-Mayfield Public Library, which went live in August. Fifteen other Indiana public libraries are on track to migrate to Evergreen by the end of 2008 as part of Indiana Evergreen, a shared-catalog project administered by the Indiana State Library.
Equinox Software, Inc., the support and development company for Evergreen, provided technical assistance to Adams Public Library System, while Alpha-G Consulting oversaw the data migration.
Kelly A. Ehinger, Director of Adams Public Library System, said, "We’re very delighted to be part of this cooperative endeavor." Ehinger added, "Patrons will find it easy to use and will like the new features including images of book covers, the ease of requesting items from other libraries not found in our libraries, and the pre-notification by email before items are due."
"We’re delighted to see that Evergreen Indiana now represents library communities from A to Z – from Adams Public Library System to Hussey-Mayfield in Zionsville," added Brad LaJeunesse, Equinox company president.
Adams Public Library System, with locations in Decatur and Geneva, is the first multi-branch library system in Indian to move to Evergreen. The system, created in February, 2008 through a merger of the Decatur and Geneva Public Libraries, traces its history back to 1843, with the establishment of the Adams County Library. Adams Public Library System has a collection of 90,000 bibliographic items and serves approximately 7,000 patrons. The system’s website is at http://www.genevapl.lib.in.us and its new online catalog can be viewed at http://evergreen.lib.in.us .
Evergreen is consortial-quality, open-source library software initially developed to support Georgia PINES, a resource-sharing consortium with over 270 public libraries. Evergreen was designed from the ground up to meet the needs of very large, high-transaction, multi-site consortia, yet its robust, fault-tolerant architecture elegantly scales down to the smallest sites. Evergreen is also adaptive software that due to its service-oriented, standards-compliant design can nimbly evolve to meet changing library needs and user expectations.
From its debut in September 2006, Evergreen has consistently outperformed expectations and resulted in acclaim and praise from users worldwide. Evergreen has received significant attention, including a Technology Collaboration Award from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Additional Evergreen implementations include the Michigan Library Consortium, British Columbia SITKA, and several smaller implementations, such as Kent County Public Library in Maryland and Marshall Public Library in Missouri. For more information about Evergreen, visit http://evergreen-ils.org
About Equinox Software, Inc.
Founded by the original Evergreen designers and developers, Equinox Software is a growing team of skilled developers and other professionals who provide comprehensive support for Evergreen, the consortial-quality, open source Integrated Library System (ILS). Equinox develops, supports, trains, migrates, integrates, and consults on Evergreen, and engages with the rapidly expanding Evergreen community. Instead of one-size-fits-all support, Equinox works closely with libraries to ensure Evergreen is implemented in the manner that best fits their individual needs.
In addition to support, custom development and integration services, Equinox offers complete Evergreen hosting packages for libraries wishing to outsource their ILS infrastructure. Equinox also provides consulting services for libraries seeking more insight into the value proposition of open source software.