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Washington County Public Library (Ky) Selects Evergreen and Equinox

Washington County Public Library (Ky) Selects Evergreen and Equinox
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Norcross, GA — January 28, 2010
Washington County Public Library has selected Evergreen as their next-generation Integrated Library System (ILS). Equinox Software, "The Evergreen Experts," will provide data migration, software configuration, and post-migration technical support. When Washington County Public Library goes live in the spring, it will be the first known library in Kentucky running Evergreen.
The Washington County Public Library, located in Springfield, Kentucky, was built in 1966. With a collection that contains 30,000 bibliographic items the library serves a community of just under 12,000 citizens from both their main branch and a bookmobile. To learn more about Washington County Library, please visit their website at: http://www.washingtonkylibrary.org/.

According to Washington County Public Library Director Joy Wandrey, “the best thing about moving to Evergreen for our community is that this is a reliable system which will enable us to be certain about where a book is, and whether it's checked in or out. We will also be able to more accurately tell you if we have a particular book. We are looking forward to more accurate records and more up to date patron accounts. This will make it easier to use the library, and to receive correct receipts.”

Brad LaJeunesse, CEO of Equinox Software, says “Washington County Public Library is an excellent example of how a library does not have to be part of a consortium to benefit from what Evergreen has to offer.”

About Evergreen
Evergreen is robust, highly scalable, open-source Integrated Library System (ILS). 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, the software has sustained 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 over 500 hundred of libraries of every type-public, academic, special, and school media centers. Evergreen’s rapidly expanding community is now known to power live installations in 4 countries including 10 U.S. states and 4 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 bring a comprehensive array of talent to continue improving Evergreen, the consortial, open source Integrated Library System (ILS). Equinox not only continues to develop Evergreen but, also consults, migrates, integrates, supports and offers hosting packages for libraries that prefer not to maintain local servers. Equinox also engages and supports a rapidly expanding Evergreen community.
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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