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February 15, 2024

Equinox Pennsylvania Integrated Library System selects Equinox as Evergreen ILS support provider. Equinox Open Library Initiative announce that the Pennsylvania Integrated Library System has selected Equinox as their support provider for Evergreen ILS. PaILS was founded in June 2011 as a non-profit organization to provide an open source integrated library system for Pennsylvania libraries. It oversees SPARK, the Evergreen ILS managed by PaILS on behalf of its member libraries across Pennsylvania. Equinox and PaILS have worked together to support SPARK since 2013. [Full Announcement].

January 24, 2024

Equinox Equinox welcomes Morgan County Library to Evergreen ILS with the Missouri Evergreen Consortium. Equinox Open Library Initiative announced the migration of Morgan County Library to Evergreen ILS with the Missouri Evergreen Consortium. he Morgan County Library serves the surrounding community of Versailles, Missouri. Their migration included 39,776 bibliographic records and supported 2,762 patrons. Equinox provided Project Management and ILS configuration services in addition to data services which included bibliographic deduplication. On-site and virtual training were provided as part of the migration process. [Full Announcement].

January 22, 2024

Equinox Equinox's 2023 Year In Review: Leading Accessibility Initiatives In Open Source Library Software. Equinox Open Library Initiative released its annual Year In Review highlighting Equinox's contributions in 2023 which included advancements in open source software accessibility, numerous software development projects, open source educational programming, and a wide range of conference presentations. Over the course of the year, Equinox also participated in open source community events. At the 2023 Missouri Evergreen Users Conference, team members presented on the Evergreen Permissions Groups consulting project. Stephanie Leary and Andrea Buntz Neiman presented at the 2023 VuFind Summit, highlighting the VuFind theme and recommending front end accessibility best practices. Equinox and the CORAL community hosted the 2023 CORAL Community Meeting which brought together new and experienced users of the CORAL project. The Equinox team also presented fourteen sessions at the 2023 Evergreen International Conference, including pre-conference workshops. [Full Announcement].

January 17, 2024

Equinox Equinox at ALA LibLearnX 2024. Equinox Open Library Initiative, a trusted leader in open source technology development and support for libraries, will be exhibiting at ALA LibLearnX 2024 in Baltimore, Maryland starting January 19, 2024 and running through January 22, 2024. Equinox will be available throughout the conference at Booth 1218 to share information about Evergreen ILS, Koha ILS, Aspen Discovery, VuFindⓇ, and more. [Full Announcement].

November 9, 2023

Equinox Equinox welcomes the Rosenbach Museum and Library to Koha ILS with the Philadelphia Area Consortium of Special Collection Libraries. Equinox Open Library Initiative announced the migration of the Rosenbach Museum and Library to Koha ILS as part of their membership with the Philadelphia Area Consortium of Special Collection Libraries. The Rosenbach Museum and Library was founded in 1954 with a mission to celebrate the art of the written word. In 2013, they became affiliated with the Free Library of Philadelphia Foundation. Their migration to Koha included 3,365 bibliographic records and 3,366 item records. Equinox provided implementation, hosting, support, and training services as part of the migration process. [Full Announcement].

November 2, 2023

Equinox Equinox at the 2023 CORAL Community Meeting. Equinox Open Library Initiative announced that Equinox will be hosting and attending the 2023 CORAL Community Meeting, a virtual event bringing together current and prospective users of CORAL to share information, experiences, and best practices. The free event will take place on November 8, 2023 from 10:00am to 11:30am EDT. CORAL is an open source electronic resource management tool used by libraries and institutions worldwide. CORAL's interoperable modules allow libraries to streamline their management of electronic resources and leverage useful tools such as customized acquisitions workflows, license comparison and management, vendor and subscription management, and COUNTER-compliant reporting tools. [Full Announcement].

October 19, 2023

Equinox Equinox at the 2023 Evergreen Hack-A-Way. Equinox Open Library Initiative will participate in the 2023 Evergreen Hack-A-Way, hosted by Evergreen Indiana in Indianapolis, Indiana from October 23, 2023 through October 25, 2023. The Evergreen Hack-A-Way is held annually to continue the momentum generated by the Evergreen International Conference. It provides an opportunity for the community to gather to collaborate on upcoming features, bug fixing, and brainstorming. [Full Announcement].

October 17, 2023

Equinox Equinox Open Library Initiative Partners with collectionHQ. Equinox Open Library Initiative, a trusted leader in open source technology development and support for libraries, and pioneer of library data analytics, collectionHQ, have today announced their new partnership that will help public libraries to enhance collections with efficient and cost effective solutions.The partnership will be of particular benefit to libraries that use the Evergreen and Koha Integrated Library Systems (ILSs) supported by Equinox and subscribe to collectionHQ to manage their collection. collectionHQ has been crunching ILS data into easy-to-use action plans since its inception in 2008, and today continues to guide more than 500 of the leading public libraries globally on where to focus spending and how to improve collections to meet community needs. [Full Announcement].

October 11, 2023

Equinox Equinox welcomes Nevada Public Library to Evergreen ILS with the Missouri Evergreen Consortium. Equinox Open Library Initiative welcomed Nevada Public Library to the Missouri Evergreen Consortium with their migration to Evergreen ILS, an award winning library solution used by more than 1,800 libraries worldwide. The Nevada Public Library celebrated 100 years of service in 2017. Today it serves more than 5,032 patrons and includes 37,729 bibliographic records. Equinox provided implementation, data, hosting, support, and training services which included project management and configuration of their ILS. [Full Announcement].

October 9, 2023

Equinox Equinox Welcomes the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society to Koha ILS with the Philadelphia Area Consortium of Special Collection Libraries. Equinox Open Library Initiative, a trusted leader in open source technology development and support for libraries, announced the migration of the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society (PHS) to Koha ILS as part of their membership with the Philadelphia Area Consortium of Special Collection Libraries. [Full Announcement].

October 5, 2023

Equinox Equinox welcomes the German Society of Pennsylvania to Koha ILS with the Philadelphia Area Consortium of Special Collection Libraries. quinox Open Library Initiative, a trusted leader in open source technology development and support for libraries, announced the migration of the German Society of Pennsylvania to Koha ILS as part of their membership with the Philadelphia Area Consortium of Special Collection Libraries. [Full Announcement].

October 3, 2023

Equinox Equinox welcomes the Consortium of Ohio Libraries to Aspen Discovery. Equinox Open Library Initiative announced that the Consortium of Ohio Libraries has selected Aspen Discovery with Equinox as the discovery layer for their consortium. COOL is a group of libraries across the state of Ohio utilizing Evergreen ILS to support their communities. Equinox has been working with COOL since 2011. The project included implementation, hosting, and support services offered by Equinox. To support the project, Equinox provided project management in addition to assisting with the configuration of Aspen Discovery and its integration with COOL's electronic resources and services. Equinox's experienced staff provided COOL with training on Aspen Discovery. [Full Announcement].

September 25, 2023

Equinox Equinox at the Pennsylvania Library Association 2023 Conference. Equinox Open Library Initiative, a trusted leader in open source technology development and support for libraries, will be exhibiting at the Pennsylvania Library Association 2023 Conference at the Kalahari Resort in Pocono Manor, Pennsylvania starting October 1, 2023 and running through October 4, 2023. Equinox will be available throughout the conference at Booth 306 to say hello and share information about Evergreen ILS, Koha ILS, Aspen Discovery, VuFind, and more. This year's theme is “Rising to the Challenge.” [Full Announcement].

August 23, 2023

Equinox Equinox welcomes the Wagner Free Institute of Science to Koha ILS with the Philadelphia Area Consortium of Special Collection Libraries. Equinox Open Library Initiative, a trusted leader in open technology development and support for libraries, announced the migration of the Wagner Free Institute of Science to Koha ILS as part of their membership with the Philadelphia Area Consortium of Special Collection Libraries. [Full Announcement].

August 21, 2023

Equinox Equinox Presents on Open Source Accessibility at WOLFCon 2023. Equinox Open Library Initiative, a trusted leader in open source technology development and support for libraries, is excited to announce that Equinox will be presenting an overview of Equinox's accessible theme for VuFind® at WOLFCon 2023. Equinox staff members Stephanie Leary and Andrea Buntz Neiman will present, “Layers of Accessibility in Open Source,” on Wednesday, August 23, 2023 from 11:30am-12:00pm CDT. WOLFCon 2023 is a hybrid conference hosted this year in Chicago, Illinois. [Full Announcement].

August 17, 2023

Equinox Equinox welcomes Cape Girardeau Public Library to Evergreen ILS with the Missouri Evergreen Consortium. Equinox Open Library Initiative welcomed Cape Girardeau Public Library to the Missouri Evergreen Consortium with their migration to Evergreen ILS, an award winning library solution used by more than 1,800 libraries worldwide. Last year Cape Girardeau Public Library celebrated 100 years of service since its opening in 1922. Their migration to Evergreen ILS included a collection of 98,011 bibliographic records and 11,726 patrons. Equinox provided implementation, data, hosting, support, and training services which included project management and configuration of their ILS. [Full Announcement].

August 15, 2023

Equinox Equinox welcomes OWWL Library System to Aspen Discovery. Equinox Open Library Initiative announced that OWWL Library System, a New York cooperative public library system that supports libraries in Ontario, Wayne, Wyoming, and Livingston Counties, has selected Aspen Discovery with Equinox support. As part of the project Equinox helped deploy Aspen Discovery on 44 systems across the OWWL Library System. The project included implementation, support, and training services offered by Equinox. Sequoia, Equinox's hosting platform, will support OWWL's instance of Aspen Discovery. [Full Announcement].

August 4, 2023

Equinox Equinox Welcomes the Library Company of Philadelphia to Koha ILS with the Philadelphia Area Consortium of Special Collection Libraries. Equinox Open Library Initiative, a trusted leader in open technology development and support for libraries, announced the migration of the Library Company of Philadelphia to Koha ILS as part of their membership with the Philadelphia Area Consortium of Special Collection Libraries. [Full Announcement].

July 19, 2023

Equinox Equinox welcomes Mississippi County Library District to Evergreen ILS with the Missouri Evergreen Consortium. Equinox Open Library Initiative welcomed the Mississippi County Library District to the Missouri Evergreen Consortium with their adoption of Evergreen ILS, an award winning library solution used by more than 1,800 libraries worldwide. [Full Announcement].

July 17, 2023

Equinox Equinox welcomes Saint Joseph Public Library to Evergreen ILS with the Missouri Evergreen Consortium. Equinox Open Library Initiative welcomed Saint Joseph Public Library to the Missouri Evergreen Consortium with their adoption of Evergreen ILS, an award winning library solution used by more than 1,800 libraries worldwide. [Full Announcement].

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