Equinox Presents on Aspen Discovery and Open Source Tools at the Connecticut Library Association 2024 Annual Conference

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Atlanta, Ga., April 25, 2024: Equinox Open Library Initiative, a trusted leader in open source technology development and support for libraries, is excited to announce that Andrea Buntz Neiman, Project Manager for Software Development, will be presenting on Aspen Discovery and open source tools at the Connecticut Library Association 2024 Annual Conference. Equinox is a Silver Sponsor of the event.

“Equinox proudly supports Connecticut libraries,” said Lisa Carlucci, Executive Director at Equinox. “We can’t wait to return to the Connecticut Library Association Conference this year. From accessibility and workflow updates to Evergreen ILS, user-friendly improvements to CORAL ERM, and a new digital resource partnership with CLC offering Aspen Discovery and more, we have many updates to share.”

The conference keynote, “Library Joy: A Conversation with Mychal Threets,” will take place on Monday, April 29, 2024, at 9:20 a.m. in the Mystic Marriott Ballroom. Equinox’s presentation, “Aspen Discovery, CORAL ERM, and SubjectsPlus: Unlocking Collections with Open Source,” will take place on the same date, April 29th, at 10:50 a.m. ET in Conference Room 6. Equinox team members will be available throughout the conference at Booth #15 in the Exhibit Hall.

“Equinox has a long history of working with Bibliomation and the Connecticut State Library to support Connecticut’s libraries with open source software. Equinox provides IT services, training, and software development for Evergreen ILS and Fulfillment (which supports findIT CT and requestIT CT),” said Andrea Buntz Neiman, Project Manager for Software Development at Equinox. “I’m excited to be presenting again at this year’s conference, and I hope to see many of you there. I’ll be demonstrating how open source tools can help Connecticut libraries of all sizes.”

Equinox has worked with Bibilomation since the consortium joined the Evergreen community in 2010. Equinox, Bibliomation, and the Connecticut State Library have worked together on the Connecticut statewide catalog, findIT CT, since 2016. The requestIT CT resource sharing service began in September 2017. For more information, visit: https://libguides.ctstatelibrary.org/dld/finditct.

The Connecticut Library Association Annual Conference will be held at the Mystic Marriott Hotel and Spa in Groton, CT, starting April 29, 2024 and running through April 30, 2024. For the full conference schedule please visit: https://www.claconference.info/.

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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 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/.

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/.