Equinox Welcomes the Evergreen Indiana Library Consortium to Aspen Discovery

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Atlanta, Ga., April 8, 2024: Equinox Open Library Initiative, a trusted leader in open source technology development and support for libraries, is pleased to welcome the Evergreen Indiana Library Consortium (Evergreen Indiana) to the Aspen Discovery community. Equinox is providing Aspen Discovery services for the consortium.

“The Evergreen Indiana Library Consortium is proud to work with Equinox to deploy Aspen Discovery for each of its member libraries,” said Ruth Frasur Davis, Coordinator at Evergreen Indiana Library Consortium. “Our libraries are now able to customize the search and discovery experience for their patrons in a way that highlights local collections and services while also leveraging the power of the shared Evergreen Indiana catalog and other consortium benefits. The member libraries serve unique communities. We are excited about the possibilities that Aspen Discovery provides for libraries to meet the needs of their communities.”

Evergreen Indiana is a growing consortium of public and school libraries that use Evergreen ILS across the state of Indiana. Evergreen Indiana is supported by the Indiana State Library and is funded in part by the Library Services and Technology Act.

Equinox’s Aspen Discovery services include implementation, hosting, development, training, and support. Equinox provided project management and configuration of Aspen Discovery integrations for Evergreen Indiana’s electronic resources. Equinox also developed Aspen Discovery training resources for Evergreen Indiana libraries.

“This is a project with big impact,” said Rogan Hamby, Data and Project Manager at Equinox. “There are few things as significant as a new discovery interface, seen by every patron throughout a consortium.” Hamby continued, “I have a long history with the Hoosier state and it is always a pleasure working with Evergreen Indiana libraries. The implementation of Aspen Discovery allows member libraries in Indiana to consolidate management and gives each library a customized, self managed discovery platform that can be tailored for their communities.”

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For more information:
Laura Barry
Communications Coordinator
Equinox Open Library Initiative
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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 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/.