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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 (461 libraries, 762 facilities in libraries.org)
    Public libraries: 414
    Academic libraries: 14
    School libraries: 4
    268 libraries have migrated away from this system.
  • Koha -- Equinox Software (32 libraries, 42 facilities in libraries.org)
    Public libraries: 8
    Academic libraries: 8
    School libraries: 1
    7 libraries have migrated away from this system.

A total of 804 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

Saturday Feb 22, 2020

All 229 Press Releases from Equinox

10 most recent items:


February 17, 2020. Equinox migrates Oregon County Library District to the Missouri Evergreen Consortium. Equinox welcomed the Oregon County Library District to Evergreen with their successful migration to the Missouri Evergreen Consortium. The Oregon County Library District’s move will support 2,225 patrons and encompass a total of 51,744 bibliographic records. Services provided by Equinox included project management and Evergreen software configuration. Data extraction and bibliographic deduplication were completed as part of their migration encompassing item, patron, and transaction records. Onsite and virtual training were also provided by Equinox. <<more>>


February 6, 2020. Recipients of the First Equinox Open Source Grant Announced. Upon the completion of the first application cycle of the Equinox Open Source Grant, Equinox Open Library Initiative is honored to announce the first two grantees: Biblioteca Nacional de Puerto Rico, a division of the Instituto de Cultura Puertorriqueña in San Juan, Puerto Rico and Spark Central in Spokane, Washington. <<more>>


November 22, 2019. Missouri Evergreen Consortium partners with Equinox Open Library Initiative. Equinox announced its collaboration with the Missouri Evergreen Consortium in providing hosting and support for its Evergreen instance. <<more>>


October 22, 2019. Wayne and Pike County Libraries migrate to Evergreen with the PaILS/SPARK Consortium. Equinox welcomed Wayne and Pike County Libraries to Evergreen with their successful migrations to the Pennsylvania Integrated Library System (PaILS) SPARK Consortium. Wayne and Pike County Libraries’ move will support 37,059 patrons. The migration included a total of 118,987 bibliographic records. Services provided by Equinox included project management and Evergreen software configuration. Data extraction and bibliographic deduplication were completed as part of their migration encompassing item, patron, and transaction records. <<more>>


October 14, 2019. Equinox migrates Eastern Cluster of Eastern Seminaries to Koha. Equinox is pleased to announce the successful migration of the Eastern Cluster of Lutheran Seminaries to Koha, the first open source Integrated Library System to be used worldwide. Their migration involved 318,801 bibliographic records and 2,929 patrons at the university. Equinox provided authority control and data services in addition to Koha support, hosting, and implementation. Remote training for Koha was also provided as part of the migration by Equinox. <<more>>


September 10, 2019. Equinox migrates John Brown University Library to Koha. Equinox announced the successful migration of John Brown University Library to Koha, the first open source Integrated Library System to be used worldwide . <<more>>


August 26, 2019. Applications Open for Equinox Open Source Grant. Equinox is accepting applications for the Equinox Open Source Grant. Successful applicants will receive hosting and support for Koha, the first open source Integrated Library System to be used worldwide. <<more>>


August 21, 2019. Equinox migrates Carleton University’s Audio Visual Collection to Koha. Equinox announced the successful migration of Carleton University’s Audio Visual Collection to Koha, the first open source Integrated Library System to be used worldwide. Their migration involved 14,633 bibliographic records and 134 patrons at the college. Equinox provided implementation and data services in addition to Koha support, hosting, and auxiliary services. <<more>>


July 11, 2019. Equinox Migrates Adams County Library System. Equinox welcomed Adams County Library System to Evergreen with their successful migration to the Pennsylvania Integrated Library System (PaILS) SPARK Consortium. <<more>>


June 18, 2019. Equinox announces Equinox Open Source Grant. Equinox is honored to announce its first in-kind grant, the Equinox Open Source Grant. The program provides hosting and support of Koha, the first open source Integrated Library System to be used worldwide,successful grantee library. <<more>>