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Equinox Welcomes Skagit Evergreen Libraries to Aspen Discovery

Atlanta, Ga., January 11, 2023: Equinox Open Library Initiative, a trusted leader in open source technology development and support for libraries, is excited to announce that the Skagit Evergreen Libraries (WA) consortium has adopted the open source discovery layer, Aspen Discovery, with support from Equinox.

Aspen Discovery is a fully-featured, open source discovery system, which provides comprehensive access to library resources. It gives patrons a single search box and smart search results that group all formats of a title together, allowing the patron to easily get access to their preferred version. To learn more about Aspen Discovery visit: https://www.equinoxoli.org/products/aspen-discovery/

“We are very impressed with the search functionality and features provided in Aspen Discovery and have already received positive feedback from our patrons,” said Jeanne Williams, Director of Central Skagit Rural Partial County Library District. “They tell us Aspen Discovery provides a much better user search experience. I am incredibly thankful for the support the Equinox team provided!”

Skagit Evergreen Libraries launched in 2011 and now encompasses four libraries in Skagit County, Washington. In addition to adopting Evergreen the consortium has deployed Aspen Discovery to increase the findability of their resources. Equinox has been working with the consortium since their beginning in 2011. 

“It is very rewarding to be able to provide such a quality of life improvement to a library’s community,” said Galen Charlton, Implementation and IT Manager at Equinox. “When patrons have a frictionless experience with findability their relationship with the library skyrockets. To contribute to the joint success of libraries and communities is really what open source and Equinox’s mission is all about.”

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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 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.

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/

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