FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Duluth, GA — November 12, 2012
The South Carolina SC Lends consortium continues to grow with Clarendon, Lancaster, and Lee County public libraries now live on Evergreen. Equinox Software oversaw data migration and will continue to provide hosting and technical support for all the SC Lends libraries.
The online catalog for the consortium can be found at http://sclends.lib.sc.us. In total, over 67,000 patrons and almost 205,000 bibliographic items were migrated with these libraries on to the combined catalog.
According to Brad LaJeunesse, Equinox President, "As a native of South Carolina, I’m especially proud to witness the growth of the SC LENDS group. The new member libraries have been very enthusiastic and could see the benefits of the combined catalog almost immediately."
Charlotte Johnston, Director of Clarendon County Library, says, "On our first day live with Evergreen, we opened a holds list with 59 requests for items from our main library and 24 items from our book mobile. The staff was quite excited knowing that our little library has plenty to offer as a member of SC Lends."
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, NC Cardinal, 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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