FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
DULUTH, Ga., May 23, 2017 -- Equinox is pleased to announce that they have successfully migrated the Memorial Library of Nazareth and Vicinity to Evergreen within the PaILS SPARK Consortium.
Nazareth brings an additional 55,000 bibliographic records and 19,000 patrons into the growing SPARK consortium. For the migration, Equinox performed the bibliographic data extraction and deduplication, policy configuration, project management and training services. As part of the SPARK consortium, Nazareth is hosted and supported by Equinox on their industry leading Sequoia platform.
The library’s Executive Director, Holly Bennett, had this to say, “The decision to migrate the Memorial Library of Nazareth and Vicinity to the SPARK consortium was based on three elements. First, our staff recognized the robust search and workflow capabilities of the Evergreen platform. Second, it was apparent that the technology behind the Evergreen system would provide the opportunity to evolve into a premiere library with possibilities to improve our daily tasks and service offerings. Finally, the support and dedication of the SPARK consortium reassured the Nazareth Library Staff that this change will help us better serve our patrons.
The Equinox and SPARK migration team provided top-notch, professional guidance through our transition and training. Our staff is very grateful for their continued support and look forward to the professional camaraderie with the other members of the SPARK community.”
Grace Dunbar, Vice President of Equinox, said, “It is a pleasure to provide the services necessary to allow our Evergreen customer’s consortia to grow and flourish. We look forward to a long partnership with Nazareth and the entire PaILS SPARK consortium.”
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 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.