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Equinox Welcomes Traverse de Sioux Library Cooperative to Evergreen ILS and Aspen Discovery

Atlanta, Ga., May 15, 2023: Equinox Open Library Initiative, a trusted leader in open source technology development and support for libraries, is excited to announce that the Traverse de Sioux Library Cooperative (MN) has implemented Evergreen ILS and Aspen Discovery with hosting, support, education, and project management services provided by Equinox.

Evergreen ILS is an award-winning and established open source library platform used by more than 1,800 libraries worldwide. Evergreen ILS is uniquely designed to meet the complex needs of large library systems and library consortia. Aspen Discovery is a fully-featured open source discovery layer that provides comprehensive access to library resources. Aspen Discovery 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. Aspen Discovery combined with Evergreen ILS provides libraries with Aspen’s modern discovery tools alongside Evergreen’s robust feature set designed for libraries.

Traverse de Sioux Library Cooperative is a service agency for libraries of all types in the south central region of Minnesota. The collection encompasses 429,810 bibliographic records and supports 56,865 patrons across 43 locations.

“Traverse de Sioux Library Cooperative is taking advantage of two of the best open source solutions for their libraries. It’s a very exciting project to be a part of and we are happy to support them with Equinox’s Evergreen and Aspen expertise” said Erica Rohlfs, Senior Implementation Project Manager.

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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

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:

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.

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