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Three SC LENDS Library Systems Now Live on Evergreen

Three SC LENDS Library Systems Now Live on Evergreen
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Norcross, GA — August 4, 2009

The Evergreen family continues to grow. South Carolina State Library, Beaufort County Library, and Union County Carnegie Library have gone live with Evergreen, the consortial-quality open-source library automation software. These library systems are the first members of the new SC LENDS consortium which will see 10 library systems joining the consortium by the end of 2009. Equinox Software Inc., “The Evergreen Experts,” oversaw data migration and software configuration, and will provide round-the-clock technical support as well as hosting services for the consortium’s new server.
The South Carolina State Library currently has 403,000 bibliographic titles and 11,000 patrons. The Beaufort County Library has 178,000 bibliographic titles and 100,000 patrons. Union County Carnegie Library—Library Journal’s 2009 “Best Small Library in America”—has 45,000 bibliographic titles and 13, 250 patrons. The web address for the growing consortium’s catalog is sclends.evergreencatalog.com.

About Evergreen
Evergreen is powerful, highly scalable open-source library software. While Evergreen is best known for its unique ability to meet the needs of very large, high-transaction, multi-site consortia, Evergreen also elegantly scales down to the smallest library sites.
Since its debut in September 2006 as the software powering the 270-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 hundreds of libraries of every type—public, academic, special, and school media—in 12 states and 2 countries.
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 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. Equinox also offers hosting packages for libraries that prefer not to maintain local servers.
For more information on Equinox Software, please visit http://www.esilibrary.com.
Press contact: Corinne Hall, [email protected], 678-269-6113
Evergreen is open source software, freely licensed under the GNU GPL. Evergreen and the Evergreen logo are trademarks of the Georgia Public Library Service.

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