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The Oman Library at the Middle East Institute goes live on Koha with Equinox

Jun
22

Duluth, Ga., June 22, 2020: Equinox announces the successful migration of the Oman Library at the Middle East Institute in Washington, D.C. to a new, updated Koha instance.

The migration of the Oman Library at the Middle East Institute involved 21,595 bibliographic records and 249 patrons. Equinox services included: Koha support, hosting, implementation, data and auxiliary services, and staff training.

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FOLIO Community Accepted to Google’s Season of Docs Initiative

Jun
22

FOLIO Community Accepted to Google’s Season of Docs Initiative
Open Source Community Seeks Technical Writers to Collaborate on Documentation

IPSWICH, Mass. — June 22, 2020 — FOLIO, an open source library services platform, has been accepted to Google’s Season of Docs initiative. Season of Docs is an effort to bring together technical writers and open source projects to foster collaboration and improve documentation in the open source space.

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Equinox migrates Dominican University College to Koha

Jun
17

Duluth, Ga., June 17, 2020: Equinox Open Library Initiative announced the successful migration of Dominican University College of Ottawa, Ontario, Canada to the Koha Integrated Library System.

Migration of Dominican University College encompassed 111,399 bibliographic records and 555 patrons at the university. Equinox services included: project management, system configuration, extraction and migration of bibliographic data, and staff training. Equinox also provided Koha support, hosting and auxiliary services.

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Missouri State University Libraries Go Live with FOLIO Using EBSCO FOLIO Services

Jun
16

Missouri State University Libraries Go Live with FOLIO Using EBSCO FOLIO Services
~ Missouri State University Libraries First Academic Institution in the United States to Fully Implement the FOLIO Open Source Library Services Platform ~

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Equinox migrates Putnam County Library to the Missouri Evergreen Consortium

Jun
15

Duluth, Ga., June 15, 2020: Equinox is pleased to announce the successful migration of the Putnam County Library to Evergreen as part of the Missouri Evergreen Consortium.

Putnam County Library supports 1,895 patrons and includes a circulation of 35,189 bibliographic records. Services provided by Equinox included project management and configuration in addition to data services encompassing bibliographic record deduplication and data conversion. Other offerings included by Equinox were support, hosting, and training both remotely and in person.

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Aspen Discovery Announces 20.08.00 Release and Notes

Jun
12

Aspen Discovery announced this week that the 20.08 release is available. This major release includes 63 improvements and 4 performance & reliability fixes.

Mark Noble, Aspen Discovery Developer, recently commented on the release:

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Inclusivity in our Open Source Communities

Jun
11

Technology terms are often mysterious - DNS, cache, cookies, frameworks, sandbox, barks, front end/back end, firewalls, to name just a few. It takes time to become familiar with these words and their meanings. Most of the time these terms are benign. At other times they are non-inclusive, offensive, and downright unnecessary. Racist and gendered language is found in many software and technology projects.

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New Curbside Pickup Feature Coming Soon for Evergreen

Jun
04

Duluth, Ga., June 4, 2020: Equinox Open Library Initiative announces the development of Curbside Pickup for libraries using Evergreen ILS. The latest feature, expected to be available in June, was designed by Equinox and supported by the Pennsylvania Integrated Library System (PaILS), the non-profit which oversees SPARK, an Evergreen consortium in the state of Pennsylvania.

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EBSCO Information Services Appointed to the Advanced Procurement Universities and Colleges (APUC) Framework, Library Management Systems, ITS 1028 AP

May
26

EBSCO Information Services Appointed to the Advanced Procurement Universities and Colleges (APUC) Framework, Library Management Systems, ITS 1028 AP
~ EBSCO Information Services Appointed to New UK Library Management Systems Framework~

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FOLIO Launches Fameflower Release

May
19

FOLIO Launches Fameflower Release
~ Open Source Project Release Focuses on App Development and Integration ~

PHILADELPHIA — May 19, 2020 — FOLIO, a community collaboration to develop an open source Library Services Platform (LSP), has launched the Fameflower Release. The FOLIO Fameflower Release is the sixth in a series of named releases that define the features and functionality of the open source LSP and represents a significant list of workflow features for library staff.

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