Equinox Announces J.R. Clarke Live on Evergreen

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December 9 , 2013

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Duluth, GA —December 9, 2013

Equinox is proud to announce that J.R.Clarke Public Library in Ohio has gone live on Evergreen as part of the Consortium of Ohio Libraries (COOL). Earlier this fall, the entire consortium migrated to Equinox’s hosting service. For more information, the COOL combined catalog can be viewed online at http://www.cool-cat.org/.

Equinox oversaw the data migration of J.R. Clarke’s almost 60,000 bibliographic items and will continue to provide advanced technical support for the entire consortium. The COOL project received initial funding from the local libraries and an LSTA grant from the State Library of Ohio.

J.R. Clarke Public Library was first organized in 1917 as the Covington-Newberry Township School and Public Library. It was renamed in 1950 in honor of a former state librarian. Its current location opened to the public in 1981.

Shae Tetterton, Equinox Project Manager, says, "This was an exciting project for many reasons. They are the 10th library to go live on Ohionet's COOL system and the first to migrate to their new ESI hosted environment. Their new Director, Krista Gibson, was a delight to work with and did an amazing job for someone so new to the library and migrations. I look forward to seeing what libraries will join COOL next!"

About Equinox Software, Inc.

Equinox was founded by the original developers and designers of the Evergreen ILS. We are wholly devoted to the support and development of open source software in libraries, focusing on Evergreen, Koha, and the FulfILLment ILL system. We wrote over 80% of the Evergreen code base and continue to contribute more new features, bug fixes, and documentation than any other organization. Our team is fanatical about providing exceptional technical support. Over 98% of our support ticket responses are graded as “Excellent” by our customers. At Equinox, we are proud to be librarians. In fact, almost half of us have our ML(I)S. We understand you because we *are* you.

We are Equinox, and we’d like to be awesome for you.

For more information on Equinox, please visit http://www.esilibrary.com

About Evergreen

Evergreen is an award-winning ILS developed with the intent of providing an open source product able to meet the diverse needs of consortia and high transaction public libraries. However, it has proven to be equally successful in smaller installations including special and academic libraries. Today, almost 1200 libraries across the US and Canada are using Evergreen including NC Cardinal, SC Lends, and B.C. Sitka.

For more information about Evergreen, including a list of all known Evergreen installations, see http://evergreen-ils.org.

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