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Press Release: Equinox [May 23, 2024]

Equinox Announces 2024 Q1 Open Source Project Contributions Including CORAL ERM, Evergreen ILS, and Fulfillment ILL

Atlanta, GA -- May 23, 2024. Equinox Open Library Initiative, a trusted leader in open source technology development and support for libraries, is pleased to announce Q1 open source project contributions, including the release of CORAL ERM version 2024.04, improvements to Fulfillment ILL, and several new features soon to be available in the upcoming Evergreen 3.13 release.

CORAL ERM

The much anticipated CORAL ERM version 2024.04 includes additional SUSHI configuration in the Usage Statistics module, configurable license statuses, and a comprehensive PHP/jQuery update. As a whole, the release provides an improved, secure, and efficient experience for CORAL users and sets the stage for upcoming enhancements and features for libraries using CORAL. Release 2024.04 is now available on GitHub: https://github.com/coral-erm/coral/releases/tag/v2024.04.

Evergreen 3.13

As a significant contributor to Evergreen ILS, Equinox developed many new features and enhancements for the coming Evergreen 3.13 release. Accessibility improvements include rebuilt data grids that feature automatic column sizing and text wrapping, and an innovative, keyboard-accessible column-resize feature. New features developed by Equinox also include a fully rewritten Z39.50 interface and updated reports, claims, and invoicing. Funding partners for these projects include Equinox Open Library Initiative, the Evergreen Community Development Initiative, and the King County Public Library.

Fulfillment ILL

Equinox's recent development includes two new features for Fulfillment ILL. The first feature expands the criteria that the catalog uses to display the "Request ILL" button, which helps staff see right away what is available. The second feature, long requested by libraries, gives an owning library a way to force the completion of an ILL request if it is returned in an unexpected status. Fulfillment ILL is an open source, interlibrary loan management system that provides powerful analytics, which remove the need for manual tracking. Fulfillment ILL supports collections management with clear reporting functions which highlight collections with the most demand.

"Equinox's team developed six major features, nine minor features, and numerous bugfixes for the upcoming Evergreen 3.13 release," said Andrea Buntz Neiman, Project Manager for Software Development. "These features will have a major positive impact for Evergreen libraries in the coming months and years and I am so proud of the work our team has accomplished so far this year. I'm also thrilled that we could work with the CORAL community to complete the development of the latest release. We are anticipating another CORAL release later this summer which will have updated interfaces and accessibility improvements."

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 to 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 pleased to announce Q1 open source project contributions, including the release of CORAL ERM version 2024.04, improvements to Fulfillment ILL, and several new features soon to be available in the upcoming Evergreen 3.13 release.
Publication Year:2024
Type of Material:Press Release
LanguageEnglish
Date Issued:May 23, 2024
Publisher:Equinox
Company: Equinox
Permalink: https://librarytechnology.org/pr/30115/equinox-announces-2024-q1-open-source-project-contributions-including-coral-erm-evergreen-ils-and-fulfillment-ill

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