Equinox adds Bedford County to SPARK Evergreen
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
DULUTH, Ga., April 24, 2017 -- Equinox is pleased to announce that they have successfully migrated the Federated Library System of Bedford County to Evergreen within the PaILS SPARK Consortium.
This move includes the Bedford County Library, Saxton Community Library, Hyndman-Londonderry Public Library and Everett Free Library encompassing more than 12,000 patrons in the county. For the migration, Equinox performed the bibliographic data extraction and deduplication, policy configuration, project management and training services. As part of the SPARK consortium, Bedford is hosted and supported by Equinox on their industry leading Sequoia platform.
Library Director Matt Godissart had this to say about the process, “I’m extremely excited to migrate the Federated Library System of Bedford County to SPARK. The Evergreen platform is an innovative, exciting system that will help all of our libraries share resources and grow. We will also be able to get patrons resources easier and more efficiently. Our vision of quick access county wide is finally realized, and we could not be more thrilled.”
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/.
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 2,000 libraries around the world are using Evergreen including NC Cardinal, C/W Mars, PAILS, and B.C. Sitka. For more information about Evergreen, including a list of all known Evergreen installations, see http://evergreen-ils.org.