Equinox Announces New Release of CORAL ERM (2024.04)

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Atlanta, Ga., May 15, 2024: 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. Release 2024.04 is now available on GitHub: https://github.com/coral-erm/coral/releases/tag/v2024.04.

“We are really excited to announce the release of CORAL 2024.04,” said Jennifer Weston, Product and Education Manager at Equinox. “CORAL provides automated workflows for managing electronic resources and supports systematic processes which benefit libraries of all sizes. We are proud of the work that the CORAL community has done alongside Equinox developers to make this release possible.”

“We worked closely with the CORAL community to complete CORAL 2024.04,” said Mike Rylander, Research and Development Manager at Equinox. “This release will ease long-term maintenance of the software, and, as a team, we are excited to deliver its improved infrastructure and modernized tools to libraries.”

Equinox joined the CORAL community in 2021 after the CORAL Steering Committee was awarded the Equinox Community Grant. The Equinox Community Grant provides open source projects with financial and infrastructure support. Equinox offers CORAL services and educational opportunities for libraries. Equinox presented on CORAL best practices at the 2023 ALA Annual Conference, on CORAL implementation at the 2022 Charleston Conference, and hosts the CORAL Summit with the CORAL Steering Committee. Recordings from previous CORAL events are available on Vimeo: https://vimeo.com/showcase/11161288.

“The CORAL Steering Committee is pleased to announce the release of 2024.04,” said Rebecca Tatterson, Electronic Resources Librarian at East Carolina University and Chair of the CORAL Steering Committee. “We would like to thank all the developers and CORAL users who contributed their time to the release. The CORAL Steering Committee was delighted to work with Equinox Open Library Initiative on the latest release; their contributions towards CORAL’s development have been invaluable.”

CORAL is an open source electronic resource management tool used by libraries and institutions worldwide. CORAL’s interoperable modules allow libraries to streamline their management of electronic resources and leverage useful tools such as customized acquisitions workflows, license comparison and management, vendor and subscription management, and COUNTER-compliant reporting tools.

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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.

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/.