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Press Release: Equinox [April 3, 2024]

Equinox announces digital resource partnership with Connecticut Library Consortium

Atlanta, GA -- April 3, 2024. Equinox Open Library Initiative, a trusted leader in open source technology development and support for libraries, is excited to announce a new partnership with the Connecticut Library Consortium (CLC) which offers special pricing for Aspen Discovery, CORAL ERM, and SubjectsPlus for CLC members.

"The Connecticut Library Consortium is thrilled to partner with Equinox Open Library Initiative," said Ellen Paul, Executive Director at the Connecticut Library Consortium. "Our goal is to bring Connecticut libraries excellent products at a great value. We believe that Equinox is a wonderful addition to our marketplace, and we look forward to helping them grow their presence in Connecticut."

The new multi-year partnership includes three open source software solutions, Aspen Discovery, CORAL ERM, and SubjectsPlus, which may be implemented independently or together based on the library's needs.

Aspen Discovery is an innovative open source discovery platform that seamlessly integrates with library resources and enhances the user experience. CORAL ERM is an open source electronic resources management system which allows libraries to streamline management of electronic resources by centralizing licensing information and usage data. SubjectsPlus is an open source content management system used for creating library home pages, reference guides, database lists, FAQs, and more.

"Equinox Open Library Initiative is dedicated to making open source technologies readily available and accessible for libraries of all sizes," said Lisa Carlucci, Executive Director at Equinox. "We're excited to work with CLC to provide Aspen Discovery, CORAL ERM, and SubjectsPlus to CLC members."

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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 open source solutions. Equinox is 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 to museum and special collection libraries. Its flexibility enables libraries to configure policies and settings that work best for their communities and maintain ownership of their library and systems data.

For more information on 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. For more information on Koha: 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. For more information on CORAL: 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. For more information on SubjectsPlus: 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. For more information on Fulfillment: 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. For more information on Aspen Discovery: 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. VuFindⓇ is open source and customizable—the interface may be configured to best meet users' needs. For more information on VuFindⓇ: https://www.equinoxoli.org/products/vufind/.


Summary: Equinox Open Library Initiative, a trusted leader in open source technology development and support for libraries, is excited to announce a new partnership with the Connecticut Library Consortium (CLC) which offers special pricing for Aspen Discovery, CORAL ERM, and SubjectsPlus for CLC members.
Publication Year:2024
Type of Material:Press Release
LanguageEnglish
Date Issued:April 3, 2024
Publisher:Equinox
Company:
Company: Equinox
Libraries: Connecticut Library Consortium
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