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Skagit Evergreen Libraries Consortium Goes Live
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Norcross, GA – April 13, 2011
Burlington Public Library, La Conner Public Library, and the Upper Skagit Library District have gone live on Evergreen as a newly formed consortium, Skagit Evergreen Libraries. Equinox Software performed installation, data migration, and staff training, and will continue to provide technical support.
Located in Skagit County, Washington, the Skagit Evergreen Libraries provide service to about 15,000 patrons. Their new combined catalog consists of almost 80,000 bibliographic items.
Burlington Public Library Director, Maggie Buckholz, reported, “I have to admit we were both eager and apprehensive about the data migration! But really it went remarkably smoothly. The Equinox crew was responsive and professional. I was also impressed at how easily the staff were able to perform basic circulation functions.”
The look and feel of each catalog was customized by Equinox, showcasing Evergreen's support for letting each member library of a shared database have their own branding. The catalogs can be accessed at the following URLs:
La Conner: http://laconner.skagitcat.org/
Upper Skagit: http://upperskagit.skagitcat.org/
Brad LaJeunesse, CEO of Equinox Software, says, “It is always exciting to watch a new consortium come together. We have enjoyed working with the libraries during the migration process, and look forward to continuing our relationship with them as we provide technical support.”
Evergreen is a robust, open-source integrated library system best known for its unique ability to meet the needs of very large, high-transaction, multi-site consortia. However, it has also proven equally successful for even the smallest libraries.
Since its debut in September 2006, the software has sustained the 280-plus libraries of the Georgia PINES consortium. Evergreen has earned acclaim and praise from users worldwide, including a Technology Collaboration Award from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Evergreen now supports nearly 800 libraries of every type: public, academic, special, and school media centers. Evergreen’s rapidly expanding community includes libraries across four countries including 18 U.S. states and eight Canadian provinces.
For more information about Evergreen, including a list of all known Evergreen installations, see http://evergreen-ils.org.
About Equinox Software, Inc.
Founded by the original Evergreen designers and developers, Equinox Software is a growing team of skilled professionals who provide services for Evergreen and Koha. These services include software development, consulting, legacy data migration, 24x7 technical support, and system hosting. Equinox also engages and supports a rapidly expanding open source community.
For more information on Equinox Software, please visit http://www.esilibrary.com.
Press contact: Corinne Hall, firstname.lastname@example.org, 770-709-5571
Evergreen and Koha are open source software, freely licensed under the GNU GPL. Evergreen and the Evergreen logo are trademarks of the Georgia Public Library Service.