Traverse Area (Mich.) District Library Goes Live With Evergreen
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Norcross, GA – November 13, 2008
Traverse Area (Mich.) District Library has gone live with Evergreen, the consortial-quality open-source library automation software. Traverse Area District Library follows Grand Rapids, Branch District, and Niles District Public Libraries as libraries that have gone live this year through the Michigan Evergreen Project. Michigan Evergreen is a shared-catalog project administered by the Michigan Library Consortium (MLC). Equinox Software, Inc., the support and development company for Evergreen, provided bumper-to-bumper support during the data migration process.
The Grand Rapids Public Library will oversee day-to-day administration for the new server for all of the pilot libraries, and MLC will provide support and training to the participating libraries. Equinox will also provide ongoing technical support to the Michigan Evergreen implementations.
"Michigan Evergreen libraries are already experiencing the power, security, and value proposition of Evergreen library software,” said Brad LaJeunesse, Equinox company president. “Evergreen, a truly consortial-quality library software, provides these libraries the ability to flex forward in the future." "We're excited to see the final pilot libraries go live on Michigan Evergreen," said Ruth Dukelow, Associate Director at MLC. "With the completion of Traverse's migration, the doors are now open for additional libraries to join Michigan Evergreen in 2009."
Traverse Area District Library provides library services to Traverse City—often called the “Cherry Capitol of the World”—and to libraries in East Bay, Kingsley, Fife Lake, Interlochen, and Peninsula. The library’s new online catalog can be viewed at http://catalog.tadl.org . For more information about the Michigan Evergreen project, see the project wiki at http://mlcnet.org/wiki or follow the latest activity at http://www.mlcnet.org/evergreen, the Michigan Evergreen blog.
Evergreen is consortial-quality, open-source library software initially developed to support Georgia PINES, a resource-sharing consortium with over 270 public libraries. Evergreen was designed from the ground up to meet the needs of very large, high-transaction, multi-site consortia, yet its robust, fault-tolerant architecture elegantly scales down to the smallest sites. Evergreen is also adaptive software that due to its service-oriented, standards-compliant design can nimbly evolve to meet changing library needs and user expectations.
From its debut in September 2006, Evergreen has consistently outperformed expectations and resulted in acclaim and praise from users worldwide. Evergreen has received significant attention, including a Technology Collaboration Award from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Additional Evergreen implementations include Evergreen Indiana, British Columbia SITKA, Kent County Public Library in Maryland, Marshall Public Library in Missouri, Innisfil (B.C.) Public Library, and the University of Prince Edward Island. For more information about Evergreen, visit http://evergreen-ils.org
About Equinox Software, Inc.
Founded by the original Evergreen designers and developers, Equinox Software is a growing team of skilled developers and other professionals who provide comprehensive support for Evergreen, the consortial-quality, open source Integrated Library System (ILS). Equinox develops, supports, trains, migrates, integrates, and consults on Evergreen, and engages with the rapidly expanding Evergreen community. Instead of one-size-fits-all support, Equinox works closely with libraries to ensure Evergreen is implemented in the manner that best fits their individual needs.
In addition to support, custom development and integration services, Equinox offers complete Evergreen hosting packages for libraries wishing to outsource their ILS infrastructure. Equinox also provides consulting services for libraries seeking more insight into the value proposition of open source software.
Press contact: Corinne Hall, [email protected], 678-269-6113
For more information on Equinox Software, please visit http://www.esilibrary.com.
Evergreen is open source software, freely licensed under the GNU GPL. Evergreen and the Evergreen logo are registered trademarks and/or trademarks of the Georgia Public Library Service.