DULUTH, Ga., April 2, 2018 -- Equinox is pleased to announce the successful migration of the Potter-Tioga Library System to Evergreen within the Pennsylvania Integrated Library System (PaILS) SPARK Consortium.
This move includes more than 18,223 patron records and over 170,240 bibliographic records. Services provided by Equinox as part of the migration included data extraction, migration of bibliographic records, items, patrons, and transactions. Equinox also administered software configuration and project management as well as remote and onsite training.
“We at PaILS are extremely happy that the entire Potter-Tioga Library System will be joining SPARK,” said Executive Director of PaILS/SPARK, Scott Thomas. “These 10 libraries have been in a system for some time, but have never been able to share resources and cataloging. Now they can do all of that and also benefit from everything that the SPARK and Evergreen communities have to offer.”
The Potter-Tioga Library System is the only two county system in the state of Pennsylvania and serves a population of 60,343 residents. PaILS was founded in June 2011 as a non-profit organization to provide an open source integrated library system. It oversees SPARK, a consortia of Evergreen libraries across Pennsylvania. Equinox and PaILS have been collaborating on the SPARK consortia since 2013.
“It is very exciting to work with all of the Potter-Tioga librarians as they migrated to SPARK. Each of the libraries have unique approaches in how to best serve their local communities,” said Erica Rohlfs, Project Manager for Implementation at Equinox. “It was a welcoming challenge to help them strike a balance between maintaining this level of personal service and bring them into the larger 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.