Massachusetts Library Network Cooperative (MassLNC) & Equinox Software, Inc. (Equinox) are excited to announce a new development project for the Evergreen Open Source ILS. This project is the result of an RFP issued by MassLNC in August 2011. The parties anticipate the coding will be ready for testing by the end of April, 2012. MassLNC is sponsoring the project and Equinox developers will be spearheading the work.
Some of the highlights include:
For this project, project managers are Kathy Lussier, MassLNC, and Suzannah Lipscomb, Equinox.
The Massachusetts Library Network Cooperative is a collaborative project among three Massachusetts library consortia – C/W MARS, MVLC and NOBLE – to implement and jointly develop an open-source Integrated Library System. The cooperative is moving forward with development of Evergreen. This project is funded with a Library Services and Technology Act grant from the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners and by participating libraries.
Evergreen is a robust, open-source integrated library system best known for its unique ability to meet the needs of very large, high-transaction, multi-site consortia. However, it has also proven equally successful scaled down for even the smallest libraries. Since its debut in September 2006, the software has sustained the 280-plus libraries of the Georgia PINES consortium. Evergreen has earned acclaim and praise from users worldwide, including a Technology Collaboration Award from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Evergreen now supports over 1,000 libraries of every type-public, academic, special, and school media centers. Evergreen’s rapidly expanding community includes libraries across 4 countries including 31 U.S. states and 8 Canadian provinces.
For more information about Evergreen, including a list of all known Evergreen installations, see http://evergreen-ils.org.
About Equinox Software, Inc.
Founded by the original Evergreen designers and developers, Equinox Software is a growing team of skilled professionals who provide services for Evergreen and Koha. These services include software development, consulting, training, legacy data migration, 24×7 technical support, and system hosting. Equinox also engages and supports a rapidly expanding open source community.
For more information on Equinox Software, please visit http://www.esilibrary.com.
Evergreen and Koha are open source software, freely licensed under the GNU GPL. Evergreen and the Evergreen logo are trademarks of the Georgia Public Library Service.