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Equinox Announces Q2 Open Source Project Contributions for Evergreen ILS

Atlanta, Ga., date: Equinox Open Library Initiative, a trusted leader in open source technology development and support for libraries, is pleased to announce Q2 open source project contributions to Evergreen ILS. Equinox worked closely with two long standing partners: the Evergreen Community Development Initiative (ECDI) and the King County Library System (KCLS) to design and develop these new features and updates.

With KCLS, Equinox continued to work on accessibility improvements in the Evergreen staff catalog. The latest pieces of this work focused on the circulation interfaces, building on work completed earlier by KCLS developers. In addition, Equinox worked with KCLS and Midwest Tape to add a new form of acquisitions messaging using the X12 standard. This will permit libraries to streamline materials and facilitate ordering from a wider variety of vendors.

Equinox worked with ECDI to update the existing Record Buckets feature. Staff users will now be able to mark buckets as favorites and take advantage of updates to the shared-bucket function. This new update brings the interface into a more modern web framework and includes numerous usability and feature updates.

This quarter’s development work brings Multi Factor Authentication (MFA) to Evergreen’s staff client. This development will support several types of MFA factors and will feature a variety of options for the local Evergreen administrator to configure. Equinox partnered with ECDI to complete this major infrastructural update to Evergreen.

“Adding MFA support is key for modern security practices,” said Andrea Buntz Neiman, Project Manager for Software Development at Equinox. “We’re grateful to the Evergreen Community Development Initiative for their partnership on this project, and to the King County Library System for their continued focus on accessibility.”

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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

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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 to museum and special collection libraries. 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.

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