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Equinox

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3351 North Berkeley Lake Road NW Number 200
Duluth, Georgia 30096
United States
Toll free: 877-673-6457
Phone: 678-269-6116
Fax: 866-497-6390
Web site: http://esilibrary.com
Email: info@esilibrary.com


Executives


Company Ownership

Equinox in an employee owned company.


Library automation systems

Equinox offers the following Integrated Library Systems:

  • Evergreen -- Equinox Software (359 libraries, 601 facilities in libraries.org)
    Public libraries: 315
    Academic libraries: 13
    School libraries: 4
    259 libraries have migrated away from this system.
  • Koha -- Equinox Software (28 libraries, 35 facilities in libraries.org)
    Public libraries: 8
    Academic libraries: 5
    School libraries: 1
    6 libraries have migrated away from this system.

A total of 636 library facilities included in libraries.org use an ILS provided by Equinox.


Corporate Chronology

Jan 20, 2014   Equinox launches Sequoia.
Jun 2012   Equinox Software releases FulfILLment version 1.0.
Jan 25, 2012   Equinox Software forms wholly-owned Canadian-based subsidiary, Equinox Library Services Canada.
Dec 5, 2011   Equinox Software purchases new buildings in Duluth, GA.
Jul 5, 2007   Georgia Public Library Service contracts with Equinox.
Feb 2, 2007   Equinox Software, Inc. launched.
Sep 5, 2006   Georgia PINES places Evergreen open source ILS into production.
Jun 5, 2004   Georgia Public Library Service announces its initiative to develop an open source ILS.

Selected Articles from Library Technology Guides

The following are a sample of articles related to the major events in the corporate history of Equinox, or you can view all articles related to the company from Library Technology Guides.

Breeding, Marshall, Smart Libraries Newsletter (February 2017). Equinox Shifts to Non-Profit Status

Equinox Open Library Initiative has been established, carrying forward the work of Equinox Software, Inc., to provide services related to open source library software, including the Evergreen ILS, Koha, and the FulfILLment resource sharing environment. This change in status took effect on January 1, 2017. All personnel, assets, and liabilities of Equinox Software, Inc. have transferred to the new organization.


Breeding, Marshall, Smart Libraries Newsletter (February 2014). Equinox Launches Sequoia: New ILS Service Based on Evergreen

In a move to further strengthen its ability to deliver stable and reliable automation to libraries, Equinox Software has launched a new hosting program called Sequoia. Equinox positions Sequoia as a comprehensive software-as-a-service ILS offering based on a new hosting platform with full-service support. It is based on a technical environment for its data centers that manages and provisions software applications with the flexibility to meet the needs of its largest or smallest library customers in a way that minimizes the possibility for downtime and delivers optimal performance. Going forward, Equinox intends to focus strategically on delivering automation to libraries based on open source software hosted on its Sequoia service platform and to transition away from providing support for self-hosted installations. The open source Evergreen ILS will continue as its primary offering for larger libraries and consortia, supplemented by Koha for mid-sized or small libraries preferring a stand-alone implementation. Equinox will continue to provide support for its existing self-hosted clients, but plans to focus on Sequoia-based installations as it markets its services to new potential customers. Equinox will encourage its self-hosted sites to migrate to Sequoia.



Equinox News

Tuesday Jul 17, 2018

All 208 Press Releases from Equinox

10 most recent items:


July 16, 2018. Equinox adds Coplay Public Library to the PaILS Spark Consortium. Equinox announced the successful migration of Coplay Public Library to Evergreen within the Pennsylvania Integrated Library System, (PaILS) SPARK Consortium. <<more>>


July 12, 2018. Equinox migrates Northwest Michigan College to Koha. Equinox announced the successful migration of Northwestern Michigan College into the open source community with their deployment of Koha. <<more>>


June 20, 2018. Equinox adds Emmaus Public Library to the PaILS SPARK consortium. Equinox announced the successful migration of Emmaus Public Library to Evergreen within the Pennsylvania Integrated Library System, (PaILS) SPARK Consortium. <<more>>


June 19, 2018. Equinox transitions Branch District Library to Evergreen Sequoia hosted environment. Equinox announced the successful transition of Branch District Library to their Evergreen Sequoia hosted environment. <<more>>


June 2, 2018. Equinox and BookNet Canada announce integration with Evergreen ILS. As part of their ongoing support of public libraries, Equinox and BookNet Canada are pleased to announce their collaboration in generating an export script for libraries using Evergreen ILS. This new feature provides simple access to collections management features from BookNet Canada to libraries utilizing Evergreen. <<more>>


May 23, 2018. Equinox migrates Galion Public Library to Evergreen within the Consortium of Ohio Libraries. Equinox announced the successful migration of Galion Public Library to Evergreen within the Consortium of Ohio Libraries. <<more>>


May 15, 2018. Equinox and Above the Treeline announce Edelweiss+Analytics integration with Evergreen ILS. As part of their ongoing commitment to supporting public libraries, Above the Treeline and the Equinox Open Library Initiative are excited to announce an integration with Evergreen ILS and Edelweiss+Analytics. Libraries who use Evergreen will now enjoy a simple process to create ILS data feeds for Edelweiss+Analytics, resulting in a fast, easy setup process. <<more>>


April 24, 2018. Equinox migrates the Whitehall Township Public Library to the PaILS SPARK consortium. Equinox announced the successful migration of the Whitehall Township Public Library to Evergreen within the Pennsylvania Integrated Library System SPARK Consortium. <<more>>


April 2, 2018. Equinox migrates the Potter-Tioga Library System to the PaILS SPARK consortium. Equinox announced the successful migration of the Potter-Tioga Library System to Evergreen within the Pennsylvania Integrated Library System (PaILS) SPARK Consortium. <<more>>


March 27, 2018. Equinox migrates Perry Memorial Library to Evergreen within the NC Cardinal Consortium. Equinox announced that Perry Memorial Library in Vance County, North Carolina successfully migrated to Evergreen within NC Cardinal Consortium (NC Cardinal). <<more>>