Equinox Welcomes St Thomas Public Library to Evergreen ILS
Atlanta, Ga., December 14, 2022: Equinox Open Library Initiative, a trusted leader in open source technology development and support for libraries, is pleased to announce that St Thomas Public Library of St Thomas, Ontario, Canada has joined the Evergreen community with support from Equinox.
“Being a smaller sized library, we weren’t sure if it would be possible for us to support a move to open source, but Equinox has made every step of the migration, training, and implementation of Evergreen run so smoothly,” said Aaron DeVries, Manager, Digital and Support Services at St Thomas Public Library. “The flexibility of Evergreen has already improved our workflows around some of our special collections and library staff have begun dreaming of new integrations to enhance our patron experiences.”
Begun as the St Thomas Free Library in 1884, the St Thomas Public Library has celebrated over 130 years of service to their community including the additions of a reading garden, and book pick up lockers and vending machines in central locations. Their library serves 31,885 patrons and encompasses a collection of 80,913 bibliographic records. As part of their migration Equinox provided support, hosting, data, and implementation services. This is in addition to remote training provided by Equinox’s expert staff of degreed librarians. Hosting will be offered on Sequoia, Equinox’s cloud-based platform for library automation services.
“Having a part to play in over 130 years of service to a community is a humbling and rewarding experience,” said Rogan Hamby, Data and Project Analyst at Equinox. “We are thrilled that open source technology is now part of the history of the St Thomas Public Library.”
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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.
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 libraries to museum and special library collections. 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 about Evergreen: https://www.equinoxoli.org/products/evergreen/.