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Equinox

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PO Box 69
Norcross, Georgia 30091
United States
Phone: 678-269-6116
Web: https://www.equinoxinitiative.org
Email: info@esilibrary.com

Resource Management Products (ILS or LSP)

Evergreen -- Equinox product logo
Evergreen -- Equinox
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Koha -- Equinox product logo
Koha -- Equinox
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Executive Leadership

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Lisa Carlucci
Executive Director
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Mike Rylander
Research and Development Manager
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Galen Charlton
Infrastructure and Added Services Manager, Board President, 2021

Company Ownership

Equinox Open Library Initiative is a Equinox is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.

IRS Form 990 for Non-Profits

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2021 IRS Form 990 for Equinox
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2019 IRS Form 990 for Equinox
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Personnel employed

[Data source: statistics supplied for the annual Library Systems Report or from public information]

CompanyYearDevelopmentSupportSalesAdminOtherTotal
Equinox 2023553417
Equinox 20225942121
Equinox 20214732420
Equinox 20204732420
Equinox 20193422617
Equinox 20183422516
Equinox 20173522618
Equinox 20164512517
Equinox 20154522113
Equinox 20143522417
Equinox 20135722218
Equinox 20124635220
Equinox 20116523521
Equinox 20101162322
Equinox 20091483328
Equinox 20085223113
Equinox 200731116

Documents or articles featuring Equinox

Breeding, Marshall. Equinox Shifts to Non-Profit Status. February 2017. Smart Libraries Newsletter. Equinox Open Library Initiative has been established, carrying forward the work of Equinox Software, Inc., to provide services related to open source library software, including the Evergreen ILS, Koha, and the FulfILLment resource sharing environment. This change in status took effect on January 1, 2017. All personnel, assets, and liabilities of Equinox Software, Inc. have transferred to the new organization.

Breeding, Marshall. Equinox Launches Sequoia: New ILS Service Based on Evergreen. February 2014. Smart Libraries Newsletter. In a move to further strengthen its ability to deliver stable and reliable automation to libraries, Equinox Software has launched a new hosting program called Sequoia. Equinox positions Sequoia as a comprehensive software-as-a-service ILS offering based on a new hosting platform with full-service support. It is based on a technical environment for its data centers that manages and provisions software applications with the flexibility to meet the needs of its largest or smallest library customers in a way that minimizes the possibility for downtime and delivers optimal performance. Going forward, Equinox intends to focus strategically on delivering automation to libraries based on open source software hosted on its Sequoia service platform and to transition away from providing support for self-hosted installations. The open source Evergreen ILS will continue as its primary offering for larger libraries and consortia, supplemented by Koha for mid-sized or small libraries preferring a stand-alone implementation. Equinox will continue to provide support for its existing self-hosted clients, but plans to focus on Sequoia-based installations as it markets its services to new potential customers. Equinox will encourage its self-hosted sites to migrate to Sequoia.

Breeding, Marshall. Open Source ILS Continues to Expand. April 2011. Smart Libraries Newsletter. The movement toward open source library automation continues. Recent months have seen many announcements of libraries selecting both Koha and Evergreen to replace proprietary systems. Keeping in mind that proprietary ILS products continue to dominate, both in new selections and in the overall base of installed systems, open source library automation has gained a strong footing in the industry and has become a common option for most types of libraries.

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News Announcements

June 24, 2024. Equinox announces Q2 open source project contributions for Evergreen ILS. Equinox Open Library Initiative, a trusted leader in open source technology development and support for libraries, announced Q2 open source project contributions to Evergreen ILS. Equinox worked closely with two long standing partners: the Evergreen Community Development Initiative and the King County Library System to design and develop these new features and updates. With KCLS, Equinox continued to work on accessibility improvements in the Evergreen staff catalog. Equinox worked with ECDI to update the existing Record Buckets feature.


June 18, 2024. Equinox open source grant renewed for the Center for Khmer Studies. Equinox Open Library Initiative, a trusted leader in open source technology development and support for libraries, announced that the Equinox Open Source Grant for the Center for Khmer Studies has been extended for a second three year cycle.


June 17, 2024. Equinox welcomes West Plains Public Library to Evergreen with the Missouri. Equinox Open Library Initiative, a trusted leader in open source technology development and support for libraries, is pleased to announce that the West Plains Public Library has joined the Evergreen community as part of their membership with the Missouri Evergreen Consortium.


June 11, 2024. Equinox presents on resource sharing and open source development at the 2024 American Library Association Annual Conference. Equinox Open Library Initiative, a trusted leader in open source technology development and support for libraries, announced that Galen Charlton, Implementation and IT Manager, will be presenting at the 2024 American Library Association Annual Conference in San Diego, California. The Equinox team will also be available throughout the conference by appointment.


June 10, 2024. Equinox announces major features in Evergreen 3.13. Equinox Open Library Initiative, a trusted leader in open source technology development and support for libraries, announced the arrival of Evergreen 3.13, the latest release of the award-winning library software used by more than 1,800 libraries worldwide. The Equinox team contributed 6 major features, 9 minor features, and 22 out of 39 bugfixes. As part of Equinox's commitment to accessibility, Equinox has been improving Evergreen's code to better support assistive technologies. Features that are part of this effort in Evergreen 3.13 include an innovative, keyboard-accessible column resize feature and rebuilt data grids that introduce automatic column sizing and text wrapping.


June 5, 2024. Equinox welcomes Mary S. Biesecker Public Library to Evergreen ILS with the Pennsylvania Integrated Library System. Equinox Open Library Initiative, a trusted leader in open source technology development and support for libraries, welcomed Mary S. Biesecker Public Library to Evergreen ILS with the Pennsylvania Integrated Library System .


May 28, 2024. Equinox welcomes Morrisson Reeves Library to Evergreen Indiana Library Consortium. Equinox Open Library Initiative, a trusted leader in open source technology development and support for libraries, welcomed Morrisson Reeves Library to the Evergreen Indiana Library Consortium with support from the Indiana State Library. Equinox provided technology and migration consulting services for the Morrisson Reeves Library project.


May 23, 2024. Equinox Announces 2024 Q1 Open Source Project Contributions Including CORAL ERM, Evergreen ILS, and Fulfillment ILL. 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.


May 16, 2024. Equinox welcomes Adair County Public Library to Evergreen with the Missouri Evergreen Consortium. Equinox Open Library Initiative, a trusted leader in open source technology development and support for libraries, announced that the Adair County Public Library has joined the Evergreen community as part of the Missouri Evergreen Consortium.


May 15, 2024. Equinox announces new release of CORAL ERM (2024.04). Equinox Open Library Initiative, a trusted leader in open source technology development and support for libraries, announces the release of CORAL ERM version 2024.04. The much anticipated release provides an improved, secure, and efficient experience for CORAL users and sets the stage for upcoming enhancements and features for libraries using CORAL. This new release includes additional SUSHI configuration in the Usage Statistics module, configurable license statuses, and a comprehensive PHP/jQuery update.


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Corporate Chronology

Apr 2020 Equinox appoints Lisa Carlucci as Executive Director
Equinox Open Library Initiative announced that Lisa Carlucci will be joining Equinox as Executive Director beginning April 6, 2020.

Jan 01, 2017 Equinox Shifts to Non-Profit Status
Equinox Open Library Initiative has been established, carrying forward the work of Equinox Software, Inc., to provide services related to open source library software, including the Evergreen ILS, Koha, and the FulfILLment resource sharing environment. This change in status took effect on January 1, 2017. All personnel, assets, and liabilities of Equinox Software, Inc. have transferred to the new organization.

Jan 25, 2012 Equinox Software forms wholly-owned Canadian-based subsidiary, Equinox Library Services Canada
Equinox Software, Inc. announced the formation of a wholly-owned Canadian-based subsidiary, Equinox Library Services Canada. ELSC was formed in response to Canadian libraries requesting that ILS systems be physically located in Canada; all ESLC hosting services will be provided from a Toronto datacenter. ELSC will also provide implementation, support, training, and other services for Evergreen and Koha.

Feb 02, 2007 Equinox Software, Inc. launched
Equinox Software founded as firm dedicated to working with libraries in all aspects of using Evergreen, an enterprise-grade open-source Integrated Library System. Brad LaJeunesse will serve as president.

Annual Accomplishments Statements

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2023 Equinox Accomplishments Narrative

In 2023, Equinox’s contributions to open source technologies and library communities included advancements in software accessibility, innovative development, educational programming, and ongoing outreach.

Equinox debuted a new theme for VuFind, optimized for accessibility according to WCAG 2.1 guidelines. Equinox also spearheaded key improvements to Evergreen ILS with a focus on staff accessibility and Equinox staff presented these and other open source library software accessibility improvements at ALA Annual and WOLFCon.

Equinox completed numerous software development projects to enhance accessibility, security, and usability of the Evergreen ILS staff interface, including a full rewrite of the Reports interface and an accessibility-driven revamp of the MARC Editor. Equinox’s development work also addressed third party integrations for NoveList and Aspen Discovery, directly impacting the more than one hundred Evergreen libraries that implemented Aspen Discovery with Equinox in 2023.

The equinoxEDU program continues to grow, with the addition of the Tutorial webinar series offering in-depth skillbuilding opportunities on particular components of an open source software. Equinox staff continue to provide regular Spotlight webinars that highlight new features and products. For the latest equinoxEDU events, visit our website: https://splus.equinoxoli.org/subjects/guide.php?subject=equinoxedu_spotlight

Equinox presented at many open source community events, including the Missouri Evergreen Users Conference, the VuFind Summit, the CORAL Community Meeting and Evergreen International Conference. Equinox also presented at the NISO Plus Conference and the Connecticut Library Association Conference.

For more information, see Equinox’s Year in Review at https://www.equinoxoli.org/2023-annual-report-equinoxs-year-in-review/.

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