FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
DULUTH, Ga., Feb. 8, 2017 -- Equinox is pleased to announce that Scotland County Memorial Library System successfully migrated to Evergreen within the NC Cardinal Consortium in December 2016. On January 5, 2017, they began resource sharing within the state consortium.
Scotland County serves over 8,000 patrons and their holdings include 40,000 bibliographic records. For the migration, Equinox performed the bibliographic data extraction and deduplication, policy configuration, project management and training services. As part of the NC Cardinal consortium, Scotland is hosted and supported by Equinox on their industry leading Sequoia platform.
Leon Gyles the Director of Scotland County Memorial Library stated, “There were numerous reasons we migrated to Evergreen within the NC Cardinal Consortium. First, it provides the library with a tool to much better meet the requirements of our patrons. Second, our previous ILS vendor did not provide the same level of service that my peers spoke of about Equinox. Third, our operating cost has been significantly reduced.”
Erica Rohlfs, Equinox Project Manager for Implementation, expressed that “It was a pleasure to work with Leon and the Scotland Library staff. Leon is a fellow Navy veteran, and I appreciated the opportunity to work with him. The Scotland staff thoroughly tested their data and are very observant. They are going to be a wonderful addition to NC Cardinal!”
About Equinox Open Library Initiative
Equinox Open Library Initiative Inc. is a nonprofit company engaging in literary, charitable, and educational endeavors serving cultural and knowledge institutions. As the successor to Equinox Software, Inc., the Initiative carries forward a decade of service and experience with Evergreen and other open source library software. At Equinox OLI we help you empower your library with open source technologies. To learn more, please visit https://www.equinoxinitiative.org/ or contact email@example.com.
Evergreen is an award-winning ILS developed to provide an open source product able to meet the diverse needs of consortia and high transaction public libraries. However, it has proven to be equally successful in smaller installations including special and academic libraries. Today, over 1500 libraries around the world are using Evergreen including NC Cardinal, SC Lends, and B.C. Sitka. For more information about Evergreen, including a list of all known Evergreen installations, see http://evergreen-ils.org.