FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
DULUTH, Ga., Feb. 20, 2017 -- Equinox is pleased to announce a successful migration of the Government and Heritage Library (GHL) to join the NC Cardinal Consortium on our hosted Evergreen platform. On January 19th they went live on Evergreen and their collections became searchable within the consortium.
GHL’s holdings include just over 259,000 bibliographic records. Equinox performed the data extraction and bibliographic deduplication, migrated and configured GHL’s data, and provided project management and training services. As part of the NC Cardinal consortium, GHL is hosted on Equinox’s Sequoia platform.
"The specialized materials available at the North Carolina Government and Heritage Library and other state agency libraries are now even more visible by being listed in the North Carolina Cardinal consortium," said Cal Shepard, North Carolina’s State Librarian. "This move is mutually beneficial for all the public libraries in North Carolina Cardinal and for the Government and Heritage Library."
Rogan Hamby, Equinox Data Analyst, added “It is never easy migrating a large collection with a lot of metadata but the acumen of the GHL staff have made them a delight to work with. GHL is engaged in finding solutions to their needs and I know the Evergreen community and NC Cardinal will benefit from their transition to Evergreen as much as they will.”
About Equinox Open Library Initiative Inc.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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