Duluth, Ga., March 23, 2021: Equinox Open Library Initiative is pleased to announce the launch of equinoxEDU, a comprehensive education program focused on open source technologies for libraries, archives, museums, and cultural institutions.
“We are excited to be offering a new suite of educational services to meet the needs of open source library communities,” said Angela Kilsdonk, product and education manager at Equinox. “This past year has seen increased demand for online and asynchronous education programs and we look forward to engaging with our library community members and partners on these new platforms.”
The equinoxEDU program includes: the Spotlight webinar series, educational Workshops, and an accompanying Resource Library. The equinoxEDU: Spotlight webinars will be presented monthly and include Q&A with subject experts. The first equinoxEDU: Spotlight session in February provided an overview of new feature highlights in the Evergreen ILS 3.6 release. Recordings of equinoxEDU: Spotlight sessions will be available on-demand as part of the equinoxEDU: Resource Library.
Beginning in May, the equinoxEDU: Workshop series will be introduced as a premium offering providing an in-depth look at distinct features and functionality of open source library technologies and present best practices on implementing and using these technologies. The equinoxEDU: Workshop sessions will be instructor-led training events and will include skill-building activities and downloadable resources.
The equinoxEDU: Resource Library will serve as a central repository for equinoxEDU content, from on-demand video tutorials and pre-recorded equinoxEDU: Spotlight webinars, to self-paced learning materials and resource guides. Offerings in the equinoxEDU: Resource Library will be freely available online.
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About Equinox Open Library Initiative
Equinox Open Library Initiative Inc. is a 501(c)3 company engaging in literary, charitable, and educational endeavors serving libraries and knowledge institutions. As the successor to Equinox Software, Inc., Equinox Open Library Initiative builds upon a decade of exceptional service and technical expertise, providing consulting services, development, hosting, training, and support for Evergreen ILS, Koha ILS, and other open source library software. As a non-profit organization, Equinox is committed to providing innovative open source library solutions to libraries of all sizes and types. To learn more, please visit https://www.equinoxinitiative.org/.