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Marshall Public Library Selects Evergreen and Equinox

Marshall Public Library in Marshall, Missouri has selected Evergreen, the open-source library software,for its next-generation Integrated Library System. Marshall has chosen Equinox’s hosted Evergreenservice, an ideal solution for resource-conscious libraries seeking professional, round-the-clock supportfor their library systems.

Amy Crump, Marshall’s Library Director, said, “We at the Marshall Public Library are very excited tojoin the growing number of libraries making the switch to the Evergreen open-source ILS. We are pleasedto be working with Equinox to facilitate the migration as well as provide support for Evergreen and ourlibrary.”Brad LaJeunesse, President of Equinox, said, “Marshall Public will be the second library organizationelecting to use Equinox’s hosted Evergreen services. We see a strong trend in the industry in this regard,and we think it’s win-win. The library will have a highly stable ILS and its server will be housed in astable, secure, and controlled environment.

This makes our support services more effective and allows thelibrary to focus on its core mission.”Marshall Missouri, located in the heart of the “Show-Me State,” was named after statesman and juristJohn Marshall and serves as the county seat of Saline County. Marshall Public Library has 30,000bibliographic items and their annual circulation is around 55,000. They currently serve nearly 7,000library users.About EvergreenEvergreen is enterprise-grade, open-source library system software. Evergreen was initially developed tosupport Georgia PINES, a consortium of over 275 public libraries.While Evergreen has been designed from the ground up to meet the needs of very large, high-transaction,multi-site consortia, 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 cannimbly evolve to meet changing library needs and user expectations.From its first week, Evergreen has consistently outperformed expectations and resulted in acclaim andpraise from users worldwide.

Evergreen has received significant attention, including a TechnologyCollaboration Award and grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Additional Evergreenimplementations include the SITKA consortium in British Columbia, Canada, and new implementationsplanned for the Michigan Library Consortium as well as libraries in Indiana.For more information about Evergreen, please visit http://open-ils.org

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