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Equinox Welcomes West Plains Public Library to Evergreen with the Missouri Evergreen Consortium

Atlanta, Ga., June 17, 2024: Equinox Open Library Initiative, a trusted leader in open source technology development and support for libraries, is pleased to announce that the West Plains Public Library has joined the Evergreen community as part of their membership with the Missouri Evergreen Consortium.

“We are excited to announce our migration to the Missouri Evergreen Library Consortium, seamlessly facilitated by the professionalism of the Equinox staff,” said Greg Carter, Library Manager at West Plains Public Library. “Their expertise in working alongside my staff ensured a smooth transition, allowing our patrons to effortlessly access an impressive 4.5 million items through the Evergreen network.”

The West Plains Public Library works to foster innovation and collaboration within the community of West Plains, Missouri. Their migration adds about 4,500 patrons to the Missouri Evergreen Consortium and 87,000 bibliographic records. Equinox provided implementation and training services during the migration and will continue to provide hosting and technical support.

The Missouri Evergreen Consortium is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization which began in 2012. Learn more at:

“The West Plains Public Library staff have been a great group of people to work with and were enthusiastic throughout the process,” said Rogan Hamby, Data and Project Manager at Equinox. “Working with the communities of libraries that are a part of open source projects like Evergreen is a source of great inspiration, and we are already seeing new ideas come out of West Plains. We are happy to welcome the West Plains Public Library to the Missouri Evergreen Consortium.”

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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 open source solutions. Equinox is 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 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 to museum and special collection libraries. 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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