Equinox Software, Inc. and ByWater Solutions Announce Partnership



Norcross, GA -August 13, 2009

Equinox Software Inc. and ByWater Solutions are pleased to announce a partnership that will help meet the demands of the rapidly-growing Evergreen community by providing crucial support for data migration services.

"Our partnership with ByWater Solutions developed from a wonderful problem: more migration work than we could handle internally," said Brad LaJeunesse, Equinox company president. "We have dozens of libraries coming on board in the next year, and many more libraries clamoring to migrate to Evergreen. The relationship with this company of highly-skilled experts addresses a crucial bottleneck, enabling the Evergreen community to grow at its own pace—like a rocket."

"An open source community not only consists of users, but also of vendors, and the cooperation and collaboration of both are equally vital," said Brendan Gallagher, CEO and Director of Innovation for ByWater Solutions. Gallagher added, "Partnerships such as these are what makes the open source community so unique to foster growth and development for all involved. We foresee a long and mutually beneficial relationship with Equinox and are overjoyed to be on board."

Brendan Gallagher, who has a degree in library science MLS from Southern Connecticut State University, has led and participated in many data migrations for both proprietary and open source library systems, and has contributed code, documentation, and friendly assistance to a variety of open source projects. ByWater Solutions has offices in both Santa Barbara, California and New Haven, Connecticut. Their web address is http://bywatersolutions.com.

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 http://evergreen-ils.org.

About ByWater Solutions LLC

With over a decade of experience, ByWater Solutions offers customized hosting, data migration, configuration, installation, training, support options and development of enterprise class open-source library systems such as Koha and Evergreen. With access to a 24/7 technical helpline, ByWater Solutions’ clients have the support system they need to make their software work for them.

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 http://www.esilibrary.com.

Press contact: Corinne Hall, corinne@esilibrary.com, 678-269-6113

Evergreen is open source software, freely licensed under the GNU GPL. Evergreen and the Evergreen logo are trademarks of the Georgia Public Library Service.