Looking back, looking forward

More than any previous year, 2015 was a year of growth and change for Equinox.

  • We forged new partnerships that will let us serve our customers more efficiently and effectively.
  • We helped some of the largest and busiest library consortia in the US grow and adapt, migrating more than 60 libraries to Sequoia-powered Evergreen instances.
  • We enhanced our core services, doubling our Sequoia Platform capacity and streamlining customization, command, and control capabilities.
  • We created numerous enhancements for Evergreen, including Message Center, Copy Alerts, and the cataloging and admin/reports modules of the completely rewritten web staff client.

All in all, 2015 set a high bar for the future.

It was also a time of growth for me personally. I find I’m happiest when I’m learning something new, and the past year did not disappoint in that regard. It’s been just a bit more than a year since I took on my new role as president. It’s been a great ride so far, and I have learned a lot. Having the opportunity to set the direction for the place you work is a rare thing, and can be overwhelming. The most important ingredient for success is the people you work with and learn from to make your shared vision come true. It has been exceptionally rewarding to stand shoulder to shoulder with the amazing team at Equinox, solving problems and laying the ground work for bigger things to come. Looking back at what we’ve accomplished in the last year I’m very proud of the work we’ve done for our customers. Even more, though, I’m proud of the company we are continuing to build together.

What will 2016 hold for Equinox? More of the same if I can help it.