Duluth, GA — August 22, 2012. The summer heat hasn't stopped Ohio from keeping COOL by adding two new libraries. Mount Gilead and Cardington-Lincoln Public Libraries have become the latest to go live on Evergreen. The catalog for the growing consortium can be viewed online at http://www.cool-cat.org/.
Equinox Software oversaw data migration and continues to provide advanced technical support for the consortium. OHIONET is partnering with Equinox to provide hosting and primary system administration. The COOL project received initial funding from the local libraries and an LSTA grant from the State Library of Ohio. The remaining pilot libraries are expected to be live by early 2013.
Equinox President, Brad LaJeuness, says, "The Ohio libraries have been very enthusiastic about Evergreen and have been very hands on with their migrations and system administration. We are very proud of the success of the pilot libraries and look forward to COOL's continued growth in 2013."
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 over 1,200 libraries of every type-public, academic, special, and school media centers across 4 countries, 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.