Atlanta, Ga., August 17, 2023: Equinox Open Library Initiative, a trusted leader in open technology development and support for libraries, is pleased to welcome Cape Girardeau Public Library to the Missouri Evergreen Consortium with their migration to Evergreen ILS, an award winning library solution used by more than 1,800 libraries worldwide.
Last year Cape Girardeau Public Library celebrated 100 years of service since its opening in 1922. Their migration to Evergreen ILS included a collection of 98,011 bibliographic records and 11,726 patrons. Equinox provided implementation, data, hosting, support, and training services which included project management and configuration of their ILS.
“This has been a great process; we were prepared because of the groundwork Equinox was able to give us,” said Katie Hill Earnhart, Director of Cape Girardeau Public Library. “The main advantages in moving to Evergreen and joining the Missouri Evergreen Consortium were the cost savings over our previous ILS and the resource sharing available with Missouri Evergreen. We now have so much more to offer our community.”
The Missouri Evergreen Consortium is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization which began in 2012. Learn more at: http://moevergreenlibraries.org/
“Cape Girardeau Public Library has such a rich history; it was a joy to facilitate their move to open source,” said Rogan Hamby, Data and Project Analyst at Equinox. “Cape Girardeau will be an asset to the Missouri Evergreen Consortium, and we are excited to see the community continue to grow through the addition of new member libraries.”
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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.
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.
For more information about Evergreen: https://www.equinoxoli.org/products/evergreen/.