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Equinox Welcomes Barton County Library to the Missouri Evergreen Consortium

Atlanta, Ga., February 20, 2023: Equinox Open Library Initiative, a trusted leader in open source technology development and support for libraries, is pleased to welcome Barton County Library (MO) to the Missouri Evergreen Consortium with their adoption of Evergreen ILS, an award winning library solution used by more than 1,800 libraries worldwide.

Barton County Library is located in the southwest corner of Missouri and is the only library system in its county, supporting 9,812 patrons and providing access to 39,160 bibliographic records. As part of their migration, Equinox provided implementation and data services including project management, data extraction, deduplication, and record conversion. Training was provided by Equinox’s expert staff.

“Our migration to Missouri Evergreen was incredibly smooth and easy thanks to the support and direction provided by the whole Equinox team,” said Carol Darrow, Director of the Barton County Library. “Equinox’s staff were all extremely helpful throughout the migration process. They were quick to respond to our questions and very patient with us when we had to make numerous decisions. The training we received also helped library staff feel confident about using the new system. We are thrilled to be a part of the Missouri Evergreen Consortium.”

The Missouri Evergreen Consortium is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization which began in 2012. To learn more visit:

“The Missouri Evergreen Consortium continues to grow in the Evergreen community, and we are excited to welcome Barton County Library as its latest member,” said Erica Rohlfs, Senior Implementation Project Manager. “With Evergreen, every library has a voice, and each addition makes the community stronger. We are excited to welcome Barton County Library to Evergreen and Equinox.”

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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

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.

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