Evergreen Indiana Continues to Grow with 4 additional Library Systems Live on Evergreen



Norcross, GA- October 15, 2009

Indiana has 42 library systems now live on Evergreen, a shared-catalog project of the Indiana State Library based on Evergreen, the consortial, open-source library automation software. The new additions are Bloomfield-Eastern Greene County, Jay County, Mitchell Community, and Roachdale Public Libraries.

Equinox Software, Inc., the support and development company established by the original Evergreen developers, provides bumper-to-bumper support for migrations and is now providing 24/7 ongoing technical support.

Brad LaJeunesse, President of Equinox stated "With more and more Indiana Libraries coming on board the benefits of this consortium having resource sharing on Evergreen are truly being seen and realized."

According to Rosalie Clamme, Director of Jay County Public Library, "We shopped for quite some time to find an upgrade to the system we have used since 1996. Until we discovered Evergreen, the muss, fuss, retraining, and expense of changing systems didn't seem to be offset by a Wow Factor. We think Evergreen has that, and our patrons seem excited about the new possibilities. They feel empowered."

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. Evergreen’s rapidly expanding community now covers 11 states in the U.S. and 3 Canadian provinces.

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

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 constorial, 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.