Duluth, Ga., June 17, 2020: Equinox Open Library Initiative announced the successful migration of Dominican University College of Ottawa, Ontario, Canada to the Koha Integrated Library System.
Migration of Dominican University College encompassed 111,399 bibliographic records and 555 patrons at the university. Equinox services included: project management, system configuration, extraction and migration of bibliographic data, and staff training. Equinox also provided Koha support, hosting and auxiliary services.
“It was a joy to work with Equinox as we made the transition to an open-source ILS,” said William Green, PhD student and migration lead at Dominican University College. “Their migration services and continued support have been invaluable. We have been delighted to receive glowing reviews from library staff and patrons alike commending Koha’s flexibility and ease of use.”
Begun in 1999 by Katipo Communications for the Horowhenua Library Trust in New Zealand Koha is the first free and open source library automation package. Equinox’s team includes several long-standing Koha developers and core committers.
“Working with Dominican was a nice example of how even a large, impactful project like migrating ILS’s can be a calm, relaxed process,” said Rogan Hamby, Data and Project Analyst at Equinox. “From scheduling the first meetings through troubleshooting bilingual interfaces and tweaking records the Dominican staff were involved in every step and we were able to make it a pleasant, collaborative process.”
To learn more about Koha and the expert services Equinox has to offer please visit https://www.equinoxinitiative.org/ .
About Equinox Open Library Initiative
Equinox Open Library Initiative Inc. is a nonprofit company engaging in literary, charitable, and educational endeavors serving cultural and knowledge institutions. As the successor to Equinox Software, Inc., the Initiative carries forward a decade of service and experience with Evergreen and other open source library software. At Equinox OLI we help you empower your library with open source technologies.
Created in 1999 by Katipo Communications for the Horowhenua Library Trust in New Zealand, Koha 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 http://koha-community.org.