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Saugeen Library Consortium Now Live on Equinox Hosted Koha Environment


Duluth, GA —April 2, 2014

Saugeen Library System has officially gone live with their Koha installation, hosted and supported by Equinox. The previously independently-maintained consortium will now have their data hosted at Equinox’s Canadian data centre and receive system administration and support services from Equinox.

The Saugeen Consortium consists of five library systems: Grand Valley Public Library, Grey Highlands Public Library, Hanover Public Library, Shelburne Public Library, and West Grey Public Library. All five libraries received a significant upgrade to Koha 3.14 during their move to Equinox services. This gives library staff and patrons access to lots of exciting new features not available in their previous version.

Equinox Implementation Manager, Galen Charlton, says, "The Saugeen Library Consortium libraries have been long-time users of Koha and active in both the Koha and the Canadian open source library software communities. We are proud to welcome them to the Equinox family."

About Equinox Software, Inc.

Equinox is an established leader in open source solutions for Koha, Evergreen, and FufILLment. We are consistently among the top contributors in both the Evergreen and Koha projects. Equinox is wholly devoted to the support and development of open source software in libraries. Our team is fanatical about providing exceptional technical support. Over 98% of our support ticket responses are graded as “Excellent” by our customers. At Equinox, we are proud to be librarians. In fact, almost half of us have our ML(I)S. We understand you because we *are* you.

We are Equinox, and we’d like to be awesome for you.

For more information on Equinox, please visit

About Koha

Created in 1999 by Katipo Communications for the Horowhenua Library Trust in New Zealand, Koha is the first open source Integrated Library System to be used worldwide. The software is a full-featured ILS with a dual-database design (search engine and RDBMS) built to be compliant with library standards. Koha’s OPAC, staff, and self-checkout interfaces are all web applications. Distributed under the General Public License (GPL), libraries are free to use and install Koha themselves or to purchase support and development services.

For more information on Koha, please visit

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