SC LENDS Welcomes Four New Library Systems Live on Evergreen



Norcross, GA - October 27, 2009

SC LENDS, the South Carolina library resource sharing network, welcomes four new members to the consortium. Calhoun, Chesterfield, Dorchester, and York County Library Systems have gone live with Evergreen, the consortial, open-source library automation software. Equinox Software, Inc., the development and support company established by the original Evergreen developers, provides migration resources, 24/7 ongoing technical support as well as hosting services for the consortium’s server.

These library systems join the first three SC LENDS libraries which went live over the summer. The consortium will see a total of 10 library systems joining live on Evergreen by the end of 2009. The web address for SC LENDS’ growing catalog is

Brad LaJeunesse, President of Equinox, said "South Carolina’s Evergreen initiative is not only providing resource sharing throughout the state, but Evergreen also allows the consortium to enjoy immense cost-cutting benefits by sharing a single system. As the consortium grows, the benefits only become greater."

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 is now known to power live installations in 4 countries including 10 U.S. states and 4 Canadian provinces.

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 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

Press contact: Corinne Hall,, 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.