Equinox Welcomes Central Skagit Library District to Evergreen ILS and Aspen Discovery
Atlanta, Ga., January 18, 2023: Equinox Open Library Initiative, a trusted leader in open source technology development and support for libraries, is excited to welcome Central Skagit Library District of Sedro-Woolley, Washington (WA) to Evergreen ILS and Aspen Discovery as they join the Skagit Evergreen Libraries Consortium.
The Central Skagit Library District supports 13,879 patrons and encompasses a collection of 55,018 bibliographic records. As part of their migration, Equinox provided implementation, project management, and data deduplication. Remote training was provided by Equinox’s expert staff. Central Skagit Library District will be included in Skagit Evergreen Libraries’ hosting of Evergreen ILS on Sequoia, Equinox’s cloud-based platform for library automation services.
“I am incredibly thankful for the support the Equinox team provided in the migration process on our tight schedule – they really delivered!” said Jeanne Williams, Director of the Central Skagit Library District. “We are excited to be moving to an open source system. Evergreen offers many customization options and provides a robust reporting system that allows us to fully explore how usage data could help us improve services to our community.”
Skagit Evergreen Libraries launched in 2011 and now includes four libraries in Skagit County, Washington. In addition to adopting Evergreen, the Consortium worked with Equinox to implement Aspen Discovery.
“We are excited that Skagit Evergreen Libraries is growing with the addition of the Central Skagit Library District,” said Rogan Hamby, Data and Project Analyst at Equinox. “Equinox and Skagit Evergreen Libraries have worked together since 2011 and we are thrilled to offer high quality services which support their growth, along with providing innovative new products, such as Aspen Discovery.”
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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/.
About Aspen Discovery
Aspen Discovery is an open source discovery layer that powerfully gathers all of a library’s resources together into a single search. Aspen Discovery provides comprehensive access to the entirety of a library’s holdings, pulling in data from the ILS and licensed databases. To learn more, visit: https://www.equinoxoli.org/products/aspen-discovery/