Duluth, GA —January 24, 2013. Equinox Software is in Seattle for the ALA Midwinter Meeting. Never ones to worry about being "sleepless", Equinox staffers will be available during exhibit hours at booth 917 to answer questions about open source library software and provide demonstrations of both Evergreen and Koha.
The new open source ILL software, FullfILLment, is expected to be a hot topic at the booth as well as the new Kids OPAC. This is first conference that will feature both of these development projects for demonstration.
Equinox Education Manager, Angela Kilsdonk, says, "We love talking with open source enthusiasts and skeptics alike! ALA Midwinter is a great time to stop by and get a one-on-one demonstration of new features in Evergreen and Koha, or to see FulfILLment, in action."
Evergreen is an award-winning ILS developed with the intent of providing an open source product able to meet the diverse needs of consortia and high transaction public libraries. However, it has proven to be equally successful in smaller installations including special and academic libraries. Today, almost 1200 libraries across the US and Canada are using Evergreen including King Country Public Library, SC Lends, and B.C. Sitka. For more information about Evergreen, including a list of all known Evergreen installations, see http://evergreen-ils.org.
Created in 1999 by Katipo Communications for the Horowhenua Library Trust in New Zealand, Koha is the first open source Integrated Library System to be used worldwide. The software is a full-featured ILS with a dual-database design (search engine and RDBMS) built to be compliant with library standards. Koha's OPAC, staff, and self-checkout interfaces are all web applications. Distributed under the General Public License (GPL), libraries are free to use and install Koha themselves or to purchase support and development service. For more information on Koha, please visit http://koha-community.org.