Project Conifer-Evergreen's First Academic Consortium-Goes Live



Norcross, GA -August 10, 2009

Project Conifer, the first academic consortium to be powered by Evergreen open-source library automation software, has gone live. Equinox Software Inc., "The Evergreen Experts," oversaw data migration and software configuration and is providing round-the-clock ongoing technical support.

Algoma University, Laurentian University, Northern Ontario School of Medicine, and the University of Windsor libraries make up this new consortium which holds over 2 million bibliographic records. This is the largest bibliographic database currently being supported by Evergreen. To view the new catalogues for these libraries, please visit , , , or

About Evergreen

Evergreen is powerful, highly scalable open-source library software. While Evergreen is best known for its unique ability to meet the needs of very large, high-transaction, multi-site consortia, Evergreen also elegantly scales down to the smallest library sites. Since its debut in September 2006 as the software powering the 270-plus libraries of the Georgia PINES consortium, Evergreen has earned acclaim and praise from users worldwide, including a Technology Collaboration Award from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Evergreen now supports hundreds of libraries of every type—public, academic, special, and school media—in 12 states and 2 countries. For more information about Evergreen, including a list of all known Evergreen installations, see

About Equinox Software, Inc.

Founded by the original Evergreen designers and developers, Equinox Software is a growing team of skilled professionals who provide comprehensive support for Evergreen, the consortial-quality, open source Integrated Library System (ILS). Equinox develops, supports, trains, migrates, integrates, and consults on Evergreen, and engages with the rapidly expanding Evergreen community. Equinox also offers hosting packages for libraries that prefer not to maintain local servers.

For more information on Equinox Software, please visit

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