Equinox Welcomes Saint Joseph Public Library to Evergreen ILS with the Missouri Evergreen Consortium

Equinox migrates Welland Public Library to the Libraries in Niagara Cooperative

Atlanta, Ga., July 17, 2023: Equinox Open Library Initiative, a trusted leader in open source technology development and support for libraries, is pleased to welcome Saint Joseph Public Library to the Missouri Evergreen Consortium with their adoption of Evergreen ILS, an award winning library solution used by more than 1,800 libraries worldwide.

Saint Joseph Public Library’s migration encompassed 228,651 items, 60,223 bibliographic records and provides support for 19,236 patrons. Equinox provided Saint Joseph Public Library with onboarding services including project management, ILS configuration, data services and training. Saint Joseph Public Library is supported by Equinox’s Sequoia hosting and support services.

“The Saint Joseph Public Library’s migration to the Missouri Evergreen Consortium could not have been better,” said Mary Beth Revels, Director of the Saint Joseph Public Library. “Our migration was a total success thanks to the excellent staff at Equinox and the Missouri Evergreen Consortium. I cannot say enough positive things about all the support and guidance we have received from Equinox throughout the migration.”

The Missouri Evergreen Consortium is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization which began in 2012. Learn more at: http://moevergreenlibraries.org/

“We are excited to see the Missouri Evergreen Consortium continue to grow and thrive with the addition of Saint Joseph Public Library,” said Rogan Hamby, Data and Project Analyst at Equinox. “There’s so much they can accomplish with the collaborative power of the open source Evergreen community, Missouri Evergreen Consortium, and Equinox.” Follow Equinox Open Library Initiative on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn for the latest updates.

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Laura Barry
Communications Coordinator
Equinox Open Library Initiative, Inc.
EquinoxOLI.org
laura.barry@equinoxOLI.org
877.OPEN.ILS (877.673.6457)
 

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 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 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/.

Equinox Partners at 2023 American Library Association Annual Conference

ALA Annual Conference and Exhibition, Chicago, June 22-27, 2023. #ALAAC23. ALA American Library Association.

Atlanta, Ga., June 21, 2023: Equinox Open Library Initiative, a trusted leader in open technology development and support for libraries, will be exhibiting and presenting at the 2023 American Library Association Annual Conference alongside a number of Equinox partners. The 2023 American Library Association Annual Conference will be held in Chicago, Illinois from June 22 through June 27, 2023. Visit Equinox at Booth #5114 to learn about the latest updates to Evergreen ILS, Koha ILS, Aspen Discovery, VuFindⓇ, and more. Full conference details are available here: https://2023alaannual.eventscribe.net/.

Equinox Partners Presenting at ALA 2023:

Friday, June 23, 2023:

“Spectrum Institute: Writing Our Own Leadership Narratives: Being a Change Agent”

    • Time: 2:30pm – 3:30pm CT
    • Location: Palmer House, Salon 04-06
    • Presenter: Nancy S. Kirkpatrick, JD, MS, CEO/Executive Director, OhioNET
    • See More: https://cdmcd.co/bYxYXG

Saturday, June 24, 2023:

“Finding a New Normal: Library Policies and Practices”

    • Time: 11:00am – 12:00pm CT
    • Location: McCormick Place, W179b
    • Presenter: Michele Fenton, Indiana State Library
    • See More: https://cdmcd.co/PJrJkd

Sunday, June 25, 2023:

“We Were There Too: African Americans and the 1928 American Library Association Conference” 

    • Time: 11:30am – 1:00pm CT
    • Location: McCormick Place, W190a
    • Presenter: Michele Fenton, Indiana State Library
    • See More:https://cdmcd.co/E3Xg49

“Changing the Representation of Disabilities in Description and Classification”

    • Time: 1:00pm – 2:00pm CT
    • Location:McCormick Place, W176c
    • Presenter: Mackenzie Johnson, University of Prince Edward Island
    • See More: https://cdmcd.co/dE9ERW

“EXPLORE: Flipping a Traditional Needs Assessment to an Opportunity Exploration to Discover Our Calling in a Pandemic Altered World”

    • Time: 3:30pm – 5:00pm CT
    • Location: McCormick Place, W190a
    • Presenter: Nancy S. Kirkpatrick, JD, MS, CEO/Executive Director, OhioNET
    • See More: https://cdmcd.co/zYLk6Y

Follow Equinox Open Library Initiative on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Vimeo for the latest updates.

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For more information:
Laura Barry
Communications Coordinator
Equinox Open Library Initiative, Inc.
EquinoxOLI.org
laura.barry@equinoxOLI.org
877.OPEN.ILS (877.673.6457)

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 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 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/.

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. The software is a full-featured ILS with a dual-database design (search engine and RDBMS) built to be compliant with library standards. Koha’s OPAC, staff, and self-checkout interfaces are all web applications. Distributed under the General Public License (GPL), libraries are free to use and install Koha themselves or to purchase support and development services.  For more information on Koha, please visit https://www.equinoxoli.org/products/koha/.

About CORAL ERM
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.  CORAL is available as a free, open source program. To learn more please visit: 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. Originally developed by Joyner Library at East Carolina University, work has been contributed by Ithaca College Library and now the University of Miami Libraries. To learn more please visit: 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. Launched in 2011, Fulfillment facilitates sharing between separate library organizations, uniting collections and information in a combined union catalog. Fulfillment is highly customizable and is compatible with any integrated library system (ILS). Fulfillment benefits from an active open source community, where it is continuously updated and supported by Equinox and the designers, users, and developers who built Evergreen ILS. To learn more, please visit 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. To learn more, visit: 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. Search results are retrieved quickly, often in a fraction of the time of an OPAC search. VuFindⓇ is open source and customizable—the interface may be configured to best meet users’ needs. For more information on VuFindⓇ visit: https://www.equinoxoli.org/products/vufind/.

Equinox Presents on Best Practices for CORAL ERM at ALA 2023

ALA Annual Conference and Exhibition, Chicago, June 22-27, 2023. #ALAAC23. ALA American Library Association.

Atlanta, GA, June 20, 2023: Equinox Open Library Initiative, a trusted leader in open source technology development and support for libraries, is pleased to announce that Equinox will be presenting at the 2023 American Library Association Annual Conference in Chicago, Illinois from June 22 through June 27, 2023. Visit Equinox at Booth #5114 to learn about the latest updates to Evergreen ILS, Koha ILS, Aspen Discovery, VuFindⓇ, and more. Full conference details are available here: https://2023alaannual.eventscribe.net/.

Equinox will be presenting the poster “Bringing Information Together: Best Practices for Implementing CORAL ERM,” on Sunday, June 25, 2023 from 1:30 – 3:30pm CT in McCormick Place, W190a. The poster is presented by Galen Charlton and Erica Rohlfs. To add the session to the ALA scheduler please visit: https://cdmcd.co/v9Q8X5

“The poster presents best practices and lessons learned by Equinox Open Library Initiative staff during the implementation of the open source electronic resource management system, CORAL,” said Erica Rohlfs, Senior Implementation Project Manager at Equinox. “In this poster, we also describe how to start the evaluation process for open source electronic resources management software and the lessons learned from the implementations we’ve done. Electronic resources management is time-intensive, and CORAL streamlines this activity for libraries. We’re excited to share the benefits of CORAL at ALA.”

Equinox will also be presenting the poster, “Leading Accessibility in Open Source Library Software,” which focuses on Equinox’s accessibility initiatives for VuFindⓇ and Evergreen ILS as part of the same poster session. It will be presented by Andrea Buntz Neiman, Stephanie Leary, Lisa Carlucci, and Angela Kilsdonk.

Equinox supports CORAL ERM among other open source solutions for libraries. To learn more about CORAL please visit: https://www.equinoxoli.org/products/coral.

Follow Equinox Open Library Initiative on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn for the latest updates.

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For more information:
Laura Barry
Communications Coordinator
Equinox Open Library Initiative, Inc.
EquinoxOLI.org
laura.barry@equinoxOLI.org
877.OPEN.ILS (877.673.6457)

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 CORAL ERM
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.  CORAL is available as a free, open source program. To learn more please visit: https://www.equinoxoli.org/products/coral/.

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Equinox Announces Major Features in Evergreen 3.11

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Atlanta, Ga., June 14, 2023: Equinox Open Library Initiative, a trusted leader in open source technology development and support for libraries, is excited to announce the arrival of Evergreen 3.11, the latest release of the award-winning library software used by more than 1,800 libraries worldwide. The Equinox team contributed 9 out of 10 of Evergreen 3.11’s major features and 23 out of 60 bug fixes.

As part of Equinox’s commitment to accessibility, Equinox has been improving Evergreen’s code to better support assistive technologies. This effort includes addressing the staff administration and the staff catalog screens to make them skimmable by their landmarks and headings for users with screen readers.

“Accessible design is important for library staff interfaces as well as patron-facing services,” said Stephanie Leary, Front End Developer at Equinox. “We are excited to address some of the barriers to accessibility that have made some administrative tasks difficult for assistive technology users. We are committed to sharing our developer resources in support of accessible software for library communities.”

Evergreen 3.11 also brings a number of improvements to libraries using Evergreen including expansion of the “Did You Mean” search suggestion feature, support for new kinds of custom penalties, and important architectural improvements. More detail about these and other features can be found in the release notes here: https://evergreen-ils.org/documentation/release/RELEASE_NOTES_3_11.html

“Equinox’s work for Evergreen 3.11 includes a lot of behind-the-scenes improvements that makes Evergreen faster and more efficient for library operations,” said Andrea Buntz Neiman, Project Manager for Software Development at Equinox. “For example, the new ‘Queued Ingest’ feature allows catalog and authority records to be updated in staged batches in the background – this is a huge improvement for library staff and one that addresses several long-standing community bugs. I’m really proud of this work and we’re excited to bring these kinds of infrastructure improvements to Evergreen, in addition to the more front-facing feature development work that we do.”

Follow Equinox Open Library Initiative on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn for the latest updates.

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For more information:
Laura Barry
Communications Coordinator
Equinox Open Library Initiative, Inc.
EquinoxOLI.org
laura.barry@equinoxOLI.org
877.OPEN.ILS (877.673.6457)

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 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 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/.

Equinox Presents on Open Source Accessibility at ALA 2023

ALA Annual Conference & Exhibition. Chicago, June 22-27, 2023. #ALAAC23, ALA, American Library Association

Atlanta, GA, June 12, 2023: Equinox Open Library Initiative, a trusted leader in open source technology development and support for libraries, is pleased to announce that Equinox will be presenting at the 2023 American Library Association Annual Conference in Chicago, Illinois from June 22 through June 27, 2023. Visit Equinox at Booth #5114 to learn about the latest updates to Evergreen ILS, Koha ILS, Aspen Discovery, VuFindⓇ, and more. Full conference details are available here: https://2023alaannual.eventscribe.net/.

Equinox is presenting the poster “Leading Accessibility Initiatives in Open Source Library Software” on Sunday, June 25, 2023 from 1:30pm – 3:30pm CT at McCormick Place, W190a. The poster will be presented by Stephanie Leary, Andrea Buntz Neiman, Lisa Carlucci, and Angela Kilsdonk. To add the session to the ALA scheduler please visit: https://cdmcd.co/KGA98y.

“We are partnering with libraries, consortia, and the open source community to build a more accessible experience for those using Evergreen and VuFind®,” said Andrea Buntz Neiman, Project Manager for Software Development at Equinox. “The latest release of Evergreen makes significant improvements to screen reader support in staff interfaces, and this is only the start. We’re thrilled to work with community partners to test and deliver these features to libraries and to present these updates along with best practices at the 2023 ALA Annual Conference.”

In addition to the accessibility improvements to Evergreen ILS, Equinox recently released an accessible theme for the open source discovery layer VuFindⓇ which meets WCAG 2.1 Level AA compliance. The Equinox theme for VuFindⓇ is available at: https://github.com/EquinoxOpenLibraryInitiative/equinox-theme-vufind.

Follow Equinox Open Library Initiative on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn for the latest updates.

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For more information:
Laura Barry
Communications Coordinator
Equinox Open Library Initiative, Inc.
EquinoxOLI.org
laura.barry@equinoxOLI.org
877.OPEN.ILS (877.673.6457) 

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 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 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/.

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. Search results are retrieved quickly, often in a fraction of the time of an OPAC search. VuFindⓇ is open source and customizable—the interface may be configured to best meet users’ needs. For more information on VuFindⓇ visit: https://www.equinoxoli.org/products/vufind/.

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/.

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. The software is a full-featured ILS with a dual-database design (search engine and RDBMS) built to be compliant with library standards. Koha’s OPAC, staff, and self-checkout interfaces are all web applications. Distributed under the General Public License (GPL), libraries are free to use and install Koha themselves or to purchase support and development services.  For more information on Koha, please visit https://www.equinoxoli.org/products/koha/.

About CORAL ERM
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.  CORAL is available as a free, open source program. To learn more please visit: https://www.equinoxoli.org/products/coral/.

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. Launched in 2011, Fulfillment facilitates sharing between separate library organizations, uniting collections and information in a combined union catalog. Fulfillment is highly customizable and is compatible with any integrated library system (ILS). Fulfillment benefits from an active open source community, where it is continuously updated and supported by Equinox and the designers, users, and developers who built Evergreen ILS. To learn more, please visit https://www.equinoxoli.org/products/fulfillment/ .

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. Originally developed by Joyner Library at East Carolina University, work has been contributed by Ithaca College Library and now the University of Miami Libraries. To learn more please visit: https://www.equinoxoli.org/products/subjectsplus/.

Equinox Presents at the 2023 American Library Association Annual Conference

ALA Annual Conference & Exhibition. Chicago, June 22-27, 2023. #ALAAC23, ALA, American Library Association

Atlanta, GA, June 5, 2023: Equinox Open Library Initiative, a trusted leader in open source technology development and support for libraries, is pleased to announce that Equinox will be presenting at the 2023 American Library Association Annual Conference in Chicago, Illinois from June 22 through June 27, 2023. Visit Equinox at Booth #5114 to learn about the latest updates to Evergreen ILS, Koha ILS, Aspen Discovery, VuFindⓇ, and more. Full conference details are available here: https://2023alaannual.eventscribe.net/.

Equinox’s Executive Director, Lisa Carlucci, will be speaking as part of Marshall Breeding’s session, “Executive Perspectives: A Conversation on the Future of the Library Technology Industry,” on the theme of “Multiple Paths to Openness.” This session will be held on Saturday, June 24, 2023 from 1:00pm – 2:00pm CT. For more information about this presentation please see: https://librarytechnology.org/web/breeding/ALAExecPanel/.

“Open source software offers libraries maximum choice and flexibility. From Koha, the first open source ILS to be used worldwide, to Evergreen, the first open source system designed for complex libraries and consortia, along with FOLIO and other systems, libraries have multiple open source options to select from,” said Lisa Carlucci, Executive Director at Equinox. “This flexibility means that libraries can choose a system that will grow and evolve with them as needs change.”

Equinox will also be presenting two poster sessions as part of the conference. The first, “Bringing Information Together: Best Practices for Implementing CORAL ERM,” is a guide to implementing open source, e-resource solution CORAL ERM by Galen Charlton and Erica Rohlfs. The second, “Leading Accessibility in Open Source Library Software,” focuses on Equinox’s accessibility initiatives for VuFindⓇ and Evergreen ILS. It will be presented by Andrea Buntz Neiman, Stephanie Leary, Lisa Carlucci, and Angela Kilsdonk. Both posters will be presented on Sunday, June 25, 2023 from 1:30 – 3:30pm CT in McCormick Place, W190a.

Follow Equinox Open Library Initiative on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn for the latest updates.

To receive news directly in your inbox: https://www.equinoxOLI.org/#signup

For more information:
Laura Barry
Communications Coordinator
Equinox Open Library Initiative, Inc.
EquinoxOLI.org
laura.barry@equinoxOLI.org
877.OPEN.ILS (877.673.6457)

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 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. Search results are retrieved quickly, often in a fraction of the time of an OPAC search. VuFindⓇ is open source and customizable—the interface may be configured to best meet users’ needs. For more information on VuFindⓇ visit: https://www.equinoxoli.org/products/vufind/.

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/.

About CORAL ERM
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.  CORAL is available as a free, open source program. To learn more please visit: https://www.equinoxoli.org/products/coral/.

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. Launched in 2011, Fulfillment facilitates sharing between separate library organizations, uniting collections and information in a combined union catalog. Fulfillment is highly customizable and is compatible with any integrated library system (ILS). Fulfillment benefits from an active open source community, where it is continuously updated and supported by Equinox and the designers, users, and developers who built Evergreen ILS. To learn more, please visit https://www.equinoxoli.org/products/fulfillment/.

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 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/.

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. The software is a full-featured ILS with a dual-database design (search engine and RDBMS) built to be compliant with library standards. Koha’s OPAC, staff, and self-checkout interfaces are all web applications. Distributed under the General Public License (GPL), libraries are free to use and install Koha themselves or to purchase support and development services.  For more information on Koha, please visit https://www.equinoxoli.org/products/koha/.

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. Originally developed by Joyner Library at East Carolina University, work has been contributed by Ithaca College Library and now the University of Miami Libraries. To learn more please visit: https://www.equinoxoli.org/products/subjectsplus/.

Equinox at the 2023 American Library Association Annual Conference

ALA Annual Conference & Exhibition. Chicago, June 22-27, 2023. #ALAAC23, ALA, American Library Association

Atlanta, Ga., May 24, 2023: Equinox Open Library Initiative, a trusted leader in open source technology development and support for libraries, will be exhibiting and presenting at the 2023 American Library Association Annual Conference. The 2023 American Library Association Annual Conference will be held in Chicago, Illinois from June 22 to June 27, 2023. Visit Equinox at Booth #5114 to learn about the latest updates to Evergreen ILS, Koha ILS, Aspen Discovery, VuFindⓇ, and more.  Full conference details are available here: https://2023alaannual.eventscribe.net/.

“We have been busy at Equinox over the last year– there are new discovery products, new ILS features, and improved accessibility,” said Andy Utterback, Business Development Manager at Equinox. “We became the first VuFindⓇ Registered Service Provider in the United States and released an accessible theme for VuFindⓇ that meets the WCAG 2.1 Level AA compliance. Equinox now offers Aspen Discovery to libraries with our hosting, support, and in-depth training. We’ve also made meaningful contributions, such as enhanced screen reader technology, to increase accessibility in Evergreen.  It’s an exciting time to be a part of Equinox and the open source community. We welcome those who are curious to come by and chat; we can’t wait for ALA to share more.”

Equinox provides expert consulting services in addition to technical support of open source solutions and ongoing work with partners with community libraries to make accessibility features possible.

Follow Equinox Open Library Initiative on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Vimeo for the latest updates.

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For more information:
Laura Barry
Communications Coordinator
Equinox Open Library Initiative, Inc.
EquinoxOLI.org
laura.barry@equinoxOLI.org
877.OPEN.ILS (877.673.6457)

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/.

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. Search results are retrieved quickly, often in a fraction of the time of an OPAC search. VuFindⓇ is open source and customizable—the interface may be configured to best meet users’ needs. For more information on VuFindⓇ visit: https://www.equinoxoli.org/products/vufind/.

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 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/.

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. The software is a full-featured ILS with a dual-database design (search engine and RDBMS) built to be compliant with library standards. Koha’s OPAC, staff, and self-checkout interfaces are all web applications. Distributed under the General Public License (GPL), libraries are free to use and install Koha themselves or to purchase support and development services.  For more information on Koha, please visit https://www.equinoxoli.org/products/koha/.

About CORAL ERM
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.  CORAL is available as a free, open source program. To learn more please visit: 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. Originally developed by Joyner Library at East Carolina University, work has been contributed by Ithaca College Library and now the University of Miami Libraries. To learn more please visit: 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. Launched in 2011, Fulfillment facilitates sharing between separate library organizations, uniting collections and information in a combined union catalog. Fulfillment is highly customizable and is compatible with any integrated library system (ILS). Fulfillment benefits from an active open source community, where it is continuously updated and supported by Equinox and the designers, users, and developers who built Evergreen ILS. To learn more, please visit https://www.equinoxoli.org/products/fulfillment/.

Equinox at the 2023 New Jersey Library Association Annual Conference

New Jersey Library Association, Sustainably Forward

Atlanta, Ga., May 22, 2023: Equinox Open Library Initiative, a trusted leader in open source technology development and support for libraries, will be exhibiting at the New Jersey Library Association Conference in Atlantic City, New Jersey, starting May 31, 2023 and running through June 2, 2023. Visit Equinox at Booth #113 to learn about the latest updates to Evergreen ILS, Koha ILS, Aspen Discovery, VuFindⓇ, and more.

“We’ve been busy at Equinox in recent months ensuring that open source continues to address the needs of the community,” said Andy Utterback, Business Development Manager at Equinox. “From reworking the code that supports assistive technologies in Evergreen ILS, to releasing a WCAG 2.1 Level AA compliant VuFindⓇ theme, we’re working to make open source more accessible. We’re excited to share all of the progress that we’ve made with librarians in New Jersey, and welcome those that are curious about how open source can address their software needs to stop by and chat!”

The theme of this year’s conference is “Sustainably Forward.” The annual conference is a collaborative event organized by the New Jersey Library Association, the New Jersey Association of School Librarians, and the New Jersey Library Trustee Association. The full conference schedule can be found here: https://njlaconference.info/.

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For more information:
Laura Barry
Communications Coordinator
Equinox Open Library Initiative, Inc.
EquinoxOLI.org
laura.barry@equinoxOLI.org
877.OPEN.ILS (877.673.6457)

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 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. The software is a full-featured ILS with a dual-database design (search engine and RDBMS) built to be compliant with library standards. Koha’s OPAC, staff, and self-checkout interfaces are all web applications. Distributed under the General Public License (GPL), libraries are free to use and install Koha themselves or to purchase support and development services.  For more information on Koha, please visit https://www.equinoxoli.org/products/koha/.

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 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/.

About CORAL ERM
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.  CORAL is available as a free, open source program. To learn more please visit: 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. Originally developed by Joyner Library at East Carolina University, work has been contributed by Ithaca College Library and now the University of Miami Libraries. To learn more please vist: 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. Launched in 2011, Fulfillment facilitates sharing between separate library organizations, uniting collections and information in a combined union catalog. Fulfillment is highly customizable and is compatible with any integrated library system (ILS). Fulfillment benefits from an active open source community, where it is continuously updated and supported by Equinox and the designers, users, and developers who built Evergreen ILS. To learn more, please visit 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. To learn more, visit: 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. Search results are retrieved quickly, often in a fraction of the time of an OPAC search. VuFindⓇ is open source and customizable—the interface may be configured to best meet users’ needs. For more information on VuFindⓇ visit: https://www.equinoxoli.org/products/vufind/.

 

Equinox Welcomes Traverse de Sioux Library Cooperative to Evergreen ILS and Aspen Discovery

Aspen Discovery

Atlanta, Ga., May 15, 2023: Equinox Open Library Initiative, a trusted leader in open source technology development and support for libraries, is excited to announce that the Traverse de Sioux Library Cooperative (MN) has implemented Evergreen ILS and Aspen Discovery with hosting, support, education, and project management services provided by Equinox.

Evergreen ILS is an award-winning and established open source library platform used by more than 1,800 libraries worldwide. Evergreen ILS is uniquely designed to meet the complex needs of large library systems and library consortia. Aspen Discovery is a fully-featured open source discovery layer that provides comprehensive access to library resources. Aspen Discovery gives patrons a single search box and smart search results that group all formats of a title together, allowing the patron to easily get access to their preferred version. Aspen Discovery combined with Evergreen ILS provides libraries with Aspen’s modern discovery tools alongside Evergreen’s robust feature set designed for libraries.

Traverse de Sioux Library Cooperative is a service agency for libraries of all types in the south central region of Minnesota. The collection encompasses 429,810 bibliographic records and supports 56,865 patrons across 43 locations.

“Traverse de Sioux Library Cooperative is taking advantage of two of the best open source solutions for their libraries. It’s a very exciting project to be a part of and we are happy to support them with Equinox’s Evergreen and Aspen expertise” said Erica Rohlfs, Senior Implementation Project Manager.

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For more information:
Laura Barry
Communications Coordinator
Equinox Open Library Initiative, Inc.
EquinoxOLI.org
laura.barry@equinoxOLI.org
877.OPEN.ILS (877.673.6457)

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/

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 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/.

Equinox Announces Accessible VuFindⓇ Theme

Now Available! VuFind. Search. Discover. Share.

Equinox Announces Accessible VuFindⓇ Theme

Atlanta, Ga., April 21, 2023: Equinox Open Library Initiative, a trusted leader in open source technology development and support for libraries, is pleased to announce a newly designed and accessible theme now available for VuFindⓇ. The Equinox theme for VuFindⓇ offers an attractive, responsive, user-friendly interface designed to meet WCAG 2.1 Level AA compliance.

“The Equinox theme for VuFindⓇ brings VuFindⓇ’s powerful search capabilities to a wider community of people. Accessibility is about making sure everyone can accomplish their task within a web interface – whether that’s a patron putting a book on hold or a staff member updating settings, the software shouldn’t be in the way,” said Stephanie Leary, Front End Developer at Equinox. “VuFindⓇ offers so much to libraries, and I’m excited to have the opportunity to focus on accessibility.”

VuFindⓇ is an open source discovery layer developed and maintained by Villanova University’s Falvey Memorial Library. It brings the entirety of a library’s physical and digital holdings together into an intuitive, single search.

The VuFindⓇ theme from Equinox improves on this foundation with a clean and modern design for intuitive and accessible searching. Interactive controls have been refined for interoperability with assistive technologies. The theme is easily customizable for branding and designed to take maximum advantage of future development by the VuFindⓇ community.

“The development of the Equinox theme for VuFindⓇ is one of the ways that Equinox is giving back to the community as a VuFindⓇ Registered Service Provider,” said Galen Charlton, Implementation and IT Manager at Equinox. “We look forward to continuing to work with the community to improve accessibility in the core product as well.”

The VuFindⓇ theme from Equinox is available now. To learn more and to download the new theme please visit: https://github.com/EquinoxOpenLibraryInitiative/equinox-theme-vufind

Follow Equinox Open Library Initiative on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn for the latest updates.

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For more information:
Laura Barry
Communications Coordinator
Equinox Open Library Initiative, Inc.
EquinoxOLI.org
laura.barry@equinoxOLI.org
877.OPEN.ILS (877.673.6457)

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 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. Search results are retrieved quickly, often in a fraction of the time of an OPAC search. VuFindⓇ is open source and customizable—the interface may be configured to best meet users’ needs. For more information on VuFindⓇ visit: https://www.equinoxoli.org/products/vufind/.