Norcross, GA óNovember 16, 2011. The Santa Cruz Public Library has gone live as the first public library in California to use Evergreen. Equinox Software provided data migration and training services and will continue to provide on-going technical support.
The Santa Cruz Public Library consists of 10 branches and a book mobile. Their collection also includes materials from the county law library. 237,000 bibliographic records were loaded to the new system, and the library provides services for over 90,000 patrons. Their new online catalog can be viewed at http://catalog.santacruzpl.org/
Galen Charlton, Director of Support and Implementation at Equinox, commented, "It was a pleasure working with the staff at Santa Cruz, who were instrumental in the success of a fast implementation project."
Deborah Lipoma, Project Manager for Santa Cruz Public Library, says, ""Santa Cruz is pleased to be the first Evergreen public library in California, and we look forward to many more libraries in the state joining the open source community."
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, 24x7 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.
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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.