Atlanta, Ga., October 3, 2023: Equinox Open Library Initiative, a trusted leader in open source technology development and support for libraries, is pleased to announce that the Consortium of Ohio Libraries (COOL) has selected Aspen Discovery with Equinox as the discovery layer for their consortium.
“The Consortium of Ohio Libraries is excited to work with Equinox to implement Aspen Discovery,” said Chris Deems, Library Systems Coordinator at COOL. “In the consortium’s work with Equinox hosting their Evergreen ILS, the group has seen first-hand Equinox’s dedication to their clients and commitment to open source. The consortium looks forward to working with them further on bringing the new discovery layer to their libraries’ patrons.”
COOL is a group of libraries across the state of Ohio utilizing Evergreen ILS to support their communities. Equinox has been working with COOL since 2011.
The project included implementation, hosting, and support services offered by Equinox. To support the project, Equinox provided project management in addition to assisting with the configuration of Aspen Discovery and its integration with COOL’s electronic resources and services. Equinox’s experienced staff provided COOL with training on Aspen Discovery.
“Equinox is uniquely positioned to support libraries implementing Aspen Discovery with Evergreen ILS,” said Galen Charlton, Implementation and IT Manager at Equinox. “Our deep knowledge of Evergreen, combined with our experience implementing open source library software, is a benefit to libraries working with us. We are excited to implement Aspen Discovery with COOL and their 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.
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/.