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Equinox Welcomes Henry County Library to the Missouri Evergreen Consortium

Duluth, Ga., August 30, 2021: Equinox Open Library Initiative, an expert leader in open source technology development and support for libraries, is pleased to announce the migration of Henry County Library to Evergreen ILS as part of the Missouri Evergreen Consortium. Evergreen Integrated Library System is an award winning and trusted library solution used by more than 1,800 libraries worldwide.

Henry County Library, founded in 1927 by the Women’s Civic Club, was the first library in Clinton, Missouri. Since then, it has grown to support 10,640 patrons with a collection of 58,935 bibliographic records. The migration project was supported by Equinox’s remote training team of degreed librarians. Henry County Library will be hosted on Sequoia which supports library automation services with 99.9% uptime.

“I have really enjoyed working with the migration team at Equinox,” said Debbie Jones, Assistant Director at Henry County Library. “They have been very helpful and supportive – a fantastic group of people to work with. It was because of them that the transition to Missouri Evergreen has been smooth and painless!”

The Missouri Evergreen Consortium began as a resource-sharing initiative in 2012 in an effort to create an integrated library system for libraries in Missouri. The consortium is supported by the Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provision of the Library Services and Technology Act as Administered by the Missouri State Library, a division of the Office of the Secretary of State.

“It was a wonderful experience working with Henry County Library and the support team at the Missouri Evergreen Consortium,” said Rogan Hamby, Data and Project Analyst at Equinox. “Henry County Library staff dove right into the project and were engaged at every step which made my job of enabling them to get up and running as smoothly as possible a pleasure. I have every confidence that the Missouri Evergreen Consortium is going to benefit from Henry County Library’s contributions and that Henry County Library will benefit from the wonderful Evergreen community in Missouri.”

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For more information:
Laura Barry
Communications Coordinator
Equinox Open Library Initiative, Inc.
EquinoxOLI.org
laura.barry@equinoxOLI.org
877.OPEN.ILS (877.673.6457)

About Equinox Open Library Initiative
Equinox Open Library Initiative provides innovative open source software for libraries of all types and delivers extraordinary service at exceptional value. As the successor to Equinox Software, Inc., Equinox Open Library Initiative builds upon more than a decade of trusted service and technical expertise, providing consulting services, software development, hosting, training, and support for Evergreen ILS, Koha ILS, and other open source library software. To learn more, please visit https://www.equinoxOLI.org. For Equinox Library Services Canada, please visit https://www.equinoxOLI.ca.

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.

Evergreen differs from other library management systems in that there are no licensing fees. The software is released under the GNU General Public License (GPL) version 3.0 or higher. For more information about Evergreen: https://www.equinoxoli.org/products/evergreen/.

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