Kirtland Community College Selects Evergreen and Equinox



Norcross, GA- November 23, 2009

Kirtland Community College has selected Evergreen for their next-generation integrated library system (ILS). Equinox Software, the Evergreen Experts, will provide data migration, software configuration, and post-migration technical support. The server for the new installation will be hosted at the college and members of the Michigan Library Consortium, also powered by Evergreen, will provide training services.

According to Deb Shumaker, Director of Library Services, "Implementing the Evergreen ILS supports the Library's mission of providing quality materials and great customer service to the students, employees, and public at Kirtland Community College."

Equinox Software President, Brad LaJeunesse says "2009 was a benchmark year for Evergreen moving into the Academic Library arena. We are very excited that Kirtland Community College will carry that trend into 2010."

About Kirtland Community College

Known as the “college in the woods,” Kirtland Community College is located in Roscommon, Michigan about 170 miles north of Detroit. They also have two satellite locations in Gaylord and West Branch. Kirtland is the largest community college district in Michigan.

About Evergreen

Evergreen is robust, 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 sustained 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 centers. 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 consortial, 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.