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Press Release: Equinox [January 17, 2024]

Equinox at ALA LibLearnX 2024

Atlanta, GA -- January 17, 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.

"Equinox specializes in helping libraries maximize their use of open source software to enhance workflows and support their communities," said Galen Charlton, Implementation and IT Manager at Equinox. "The tools we support, like Aspen Discovery and Evergreen ILS, can significantly increase the use of library resources and improve the library experience. If you're considering implementing open source solutions, we're available to provide information and support as you and your organization consider the options."

ALA LibLearnX is an annual educational conference offered by the American Library Association. It provides smaller, hands-on learning opportunities with a focus on relationship building and problem solving. The full conference schedule can be found here: https://alaliblearnx2024.eventscribe.net/

"We are looking forward to kicking off the year at ALA LibLearnX in Baltimore," said Lisa Carlucci, Executive Director at Equinox. "Visit the team at Booth 1218 to say hello, ask questions, and to learn more about our upcoming projects in 2024."

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.

About Evergreen

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.

For more information about Evergreen: https://www.equinoxoli.org/products/evergreen/.

About Koha ILS

Created in 1999 by Katipo Communications for the Horowhenua Library Trust in New Zealand, Koha Integrated Library System 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 services. For more information on Koha, please visit https://www.equinoxoli.org/products/koha/.

About CORAL ERM

CORAL is an electronic resources management system consisting of interoperable modules designed around the core components of managing electronic resources for libraries and other organizations. CORAL is available as a free, open source program. To learn more please visit: https://www.equinoxoli.org/products/coral/.

About SubjectsPlus

SubjectsPlus is a user-friendly, open source, content management system for information sharing. SubjectsPlus provides tools to create information-rich subject guides, organize curated content for specific audiences in or around a research topic, and to develop and manage library websites. Originally developed by Joyner Library at East Carolina University, work has been contributed by Ithaca College Library and now the University of Miami Libraries. To learn more please visit: https://www.equinoxoli.org/products/subjectsplus/.

About Fulfillment

Fulfillment is an open source interlibrary loan management system which leverages intuitive design and efficient workflows to maximize value and impact for libraries. Fulfillment provides community members expanded access to library resources across their state and beyond their consortium. Launched in 2011, Fulfillment facilitates sharing between separate library organizations, uniting collections and information in a combined union catalog. Fulfillment is highly customizable and is compatible with any integrated library system (ILS). Fulfillment benefits from an active open source community, where it is continuously updated and supported by Equinox and the designers, users, and developers who built Evergreen ILS. To learn more, please visit https://www.equinoxoli.org/products/fulfillment/.

About Aspen Discovery

Aspen Discovery is an open source discovery layer that powerfully gathers all of a library's resources together into a single search. Aspen Discovery provides comprehensive access to the entirety of a library's holdings, pulling in data from the ILS and licensed databases. To learn more, visit: https://www.equinoxoli.org/products/aspen-discovery/.

About VuFind

VuFind is an open source discovery product for libraries and archives developed and maintained by Villanova University's Falvey Memorial Library. VuFind enables library users to discover the entirety of libraries' collections, including catalog records, journals, digital items, and more. Search results are retrieved quickly, often in a fraction of the time of an OPAC search. VuFind is open source and customizable—the interface may be configured to best meet users' needs. For more information on VuFind visit: https://www.equinoxoli.org/products/vufind/.


Summary: 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.
Publication Year:2024
Type of Material:Press Release
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Date Issued:January 17, 2024
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Company: Equinox
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