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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 (403 libraries, 651 facilities in libraries.org)
    Public libraries: 358
    Academic libraries: 13
    School libraries: 4
    259 libraries have migrated away from this system.
  • Koha -- Equinox Software (29 libraries, 36 facilities in libraries.org)
    Public libraries: 8
    Academic libraries: 6
    School libraries: 1
    6 libraries have migrated away from this system.

A total of 687 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

Sunday Dec 16, 2018

All 213 Press Releases from Equinox

10 most recent items:


November 29, 2018. Equinox migrates Public Library of Catasauqua to the PaILS/SPARK Consortium. Equinox announced the successful migration of the Public Library of Catasauqua to Evergreen within the Lehigh Carbon Library Cooperative and the Pennsylvania Integrated Library System (PaILS) SPARK Consortium. Equinox provided project management and configuration as part of the migration in addition to data hosting and support. To prepare for the migration remote and onsite training was provided by Equinox to the Public Library of Catasauqua staff. <<more>>


November 6, 2018. Equinox and Above the Treeline announce Koha integration with Edelweiss+Analytics. As part of their ongoing commitment to supporting public libraries, Above the Treeline and the Equinox Open Library Initiative are excited to announce a tool which facilitates export of data from Koha into Edelweiss, allowing for detailed collection analysis. Libraries who use Koha will be able to easily configure scheduled data exports from their Koha ILS into Edelweiss+Analytics. <<more>>


October 25, 2018. Equinox migrates Lower Macungie Library to the PaILS/SPARK Consortium. Equinox announced the successful migration of the Lower Macungie Library to Evergreen within the Pennsylvania Integrated Library System (PaILS) SPARK Consortium. This move includes a total of 17,823 patron records and 67,407 bibliographic records. Equinox provided project management and configuration for the migration in addition to data extraction and conversion. Bibliographic record deduplication was completed by Equinox staff including patron and transaction records. Onsite and remote training was included as part of the migration process by Equinox. <<more>>


August 31, 2018. Equinox migrates Lehigh Carbon Library Cooperative to the PaILS/SPARK Consortium. Equinox announced the successful migration of the Lehigh Carbon Library Cooperative to Evergreen within the Pennsylvania Integrated Library System (PaILS) SPARK Consortium. <<more>>


August 22, 2018. Equinox migrates Keystone College to Koha. Equinox announced the successful migration of Keystone College to Koha. The migration encompassed 41,028 bibliographic records and 3,561 patrons including bibliographic, patron, item, and transactional data. Equinox provided Koha support, hosting, and auxiliary services to Keystone College as well as implementation and project management. Remote training was also provided by Equinox’s staff. Keystone College was founded in 1868 as Keystone Academy as one of the first institutions of higher education in northeastern Pennsylvania. This year they are marking their 150th Anniversary. <<more>>


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>>