Equinox Welcomes Richland Public Library to Aspen Discovery

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Atlanta, Ga., May 7, 2024: Equinox Open Library Initiative, a trusted leader in open source technology development and support for libraries, is pleased to announce that the Richland Public Library (WA) has selected Aspen Discovery with Equinox as the discovery layer for their consortium.

“The choice to move to Aspen Discovery for our discovery layer was a very easy one,” said Theresa Barnaby, Technical Services Supervisor at Richland Public Library. “It’s incredibly user-friendly and very easy to customize to our patrons’ needs. With the help of the expert team at Equinox, we were up and running in no time, and both staff and patrons are loving the experience.”

Opening in 1951, the Richland Public Library serves the community of Richland, Washington including 27,064 active patrons. As part of the Aspen Discovery implementation process, Equinox provided project management services as well as hosting and support. This also included the configuration of Aspen Discovery and its integration with Richland Public Library’s electronic resources, services, and its collection of 151,936 bibliographic records. Equinox provided Richland Public Library staff with training on Aspen Discovery.

“Aspen Discovery places library collections, services, and events front and center for communities,” said Rogan Hamby, Data and Project Analyst at Equinox. “Libraries are all about access to resources, so it is deeply satisfying to bring the search experience together in one place with Aspen Discovery.”

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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, affordable, and sustainable open source solutions. We are 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 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. To learn more, visit: https://www.equinoxoli.org/products/aspen-discovery/.