Atlanta, GA -- April 19, 2023. Equinox Open Library Initiative, a trusted leader in open technology development and support for libraries, is excited to welcome Homer Public Library (AK) to Sequoia, Equinox's cloud-based platform for library automation services, with the hosting of their instance of Evergreen ILS.
"Homer Public Library has used Evergreen since 2013 but it was hosted locally until last month," said David Berry, Director of Homer Public Library. "In March we went live with Sequoia hosting, which will relieve some of the burden on the city IT department and help us keep up to date with features and security. The transition went well—Equinox staff put together a detailed timeline, handled technical considerations and provided customized training for library staff. We're glad the changeover went so smoothly and we're looking forward to exploring the new features included in the upgrade!"
Homer Public Library serves the communities of the Southern Kenai Peninsula in Alaska. The collection encompasses over 45,000 items and serves their community of about 12,000 users.
"Open source systems allow for real flexibility around hosting and support for libraries," said Jason Boyer, Senior System Administrator. "We are excited to help Homer Public Library demonstrate this with the migration of their previously on-premises Evergreen system to Sequoia. We love providing libraries the options they need to best support their communities."
About Equinox Open Library Initiative
Equinox Open Library Initiative is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and is the successor to Equinox Software, Inc. Equinox's mission as a nonprofit is to promote and support a thriving ecosystem for open source library communities in order to provide libraries worldwide with innovative, affordable, and sustainable open source solutions. We are devoted to reducing barriers to library technology and services, expanding library access to open source software, and providing high quality technology, consulting, and support services.To learn more, please visit https://www.equinoxOLI.org.
Evergreen Integrated Library System is an award winning and trusted library solution used by more than 1,800 libraries worldwide. Evergreen ILS is a web-based and mobile-friendly system which provides attractive, easy to use interfaces for library acquisitions, administration, cataloging, circulation, OPAC, reports, course reserves, and serials functionality.
Evergreen ILS is an enterprise level system designed to manage a scalable catalog shared across libraries, including large public and academic library consortia. While designed for large collections, Evergreen is suitable for libraries of any size and type from government libraries to museum and special library collections. Its flexibility enables libraries to configure policies and settings that work best for their communities and to maintain ownership of their library and systems data.