Duluth, GA óJune 12, 2012. The West Nipissing Public Libraries in Ontario have gone live on Evergreen as part of the Blue Sky Consortium. They join North Bay Public Library which has been using the open source software since October. Equinox Software oversaw data migration and implementation and will continue to provide ongoing technical support for the growing consortium.
Located in Ontario, Canada, West Nipissing Public Libraries consists of five branches in Sturgeon Falls, Cache Bay, Field, River Valley, and Verner. A total of 52,000 bibliographic items and 5,400 patron records were migrated to the new combined catalog which can be viewed at https://evergreen.wnpl.ca.
Equinox President, Brad LaJeunesse, says, "It is always exciting to watch as new consortia grow. We are proud of the success of the Blue Sky Libraries and the continued momentum behind open source library software in Canada."
About Equinox Software, Inc.
Founded by the original Evergreen designers and developers, Equinox Software is a leader in open source solutions for libraries. Their goal is to engage and support a rapidly growing open source community while assisting libraries in moving away from expensive proprietary vendors and products.
For more information on Equinox Software, please visit http://www.esilibrary.com.
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. Evergreen now supports almost 1,200 libraries of every type-public, academic, special, and school media centers across 4 countries, 31 U.S. states, and 8 Canadian provinces. The Georgia PINES, King County Public Library System, SCLENDS, and NC Cardinal consortiums are all currently running Evergreen.
For more information about Evergreen, including a list of all known Evergreen installations, see http://evergreen-ils.org.
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