Equinox Becomes the First VuFind® Registered Service Provider in the United States
Atlanta, Ga., December 7, 2022: Equinox Open Library Initiative, a trusted leader in open source technology development and support for libraries, is pleased to announce that Equinox is now a Registered Service Provider for the open source discovery layer, VuFind®. Equinox is the first VuFind® Registered Service Provider in the United States. Equinox provides VuFind® services for libraries and consortia using Evergreen ILS, FOLIO LSP, and Koha ILS, as well as proprietary library systems supported by VuFind®.
“The VuFind® Project Management Committee introduced the Registered Service Provider earlier this year to provide an opportunity for stronger partnerships between the core development community and the surrounding ecosystem of vendors that support the software,” said Demian Katz, Community Manager for VuFind® and Director of Library Technology at Villanova University. “We’re thrilled by the strong initial response to this program and are very pleased that Equinox is coming on board to help ensure the ongoing sustainability of free, open source software.”
Registered Service Providers work closely with the VuFind® community, support knowledge sharing, demonstrate expertise in open source technologies for libraries, and contribute to the financial sustainability of the VuFind® project.
“Equinox has a long history of open source community collaboration and support,” said Galen Charlton, Implementation and IT Manager at Equinox. “Since the beginning, supporting open source communities and libraries has been at the center of Equinox’s mission and purpose. We see our partnership with the VuFind® community as a natural next step in promoting open technologies for libraries.”
VuFind® is developed and maintained by Villanova University’s Falvey Memorial Library. VuFind® joined the Open Library Foundation in April 2022.
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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.
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/.