Pioneer Library System (N.Y.) Selects Equinox and Evergreen

March 18 , 2010


Norcross, GA- March 18, 2010

Pioneer Library System has selected Evergreen as their next-generation Integrated Library System (ILS). Pioneer will migrate all of its 42 public libraries to Evergreen with a planned implementation date of late summer, 2010. Equinox Software will provide data migration, software configuration, and post-migration technical support.

The Pioneer Library System (PLS) is a New York State chartered cooperative public library system serving the forty-two mostly small and rural public libraries in Ontario, Wayne, Wyoming and Livingston counties. One of twenty-three public library systems in New York State, it was created to enhance services and promote cooperation among its member libraries. Chief among its services is the ILS, which has both a shared catalog and circulation system containing the holdings of all its members. Known as OWWL, the catalog facilitates locating and sharing resources throughout the system. Evergreen will bring new features to the online catalog and streamline circulation functions for the benefit of both patrons and staff. For more information about Pioneer, please visit

According to Roma Matott, Pioneer's Systems Librarian, "Evergreen will allow us to more easily implement new services because we have access directly to the code, database engine and other software that controls it. We drive the bus!"

Brad LaJeunesse, Equinox CEO, says "Evergreen's consortial design was a key factor in Pioneer's decision. They also expressed a desire to have greater control over their ILS and knew that open source software would be the best way to achieve that goal."

About Evergreen

Evergreen is a robust, highly scalable, open-source integrated library system best known for its unique ability to meet the needs of very large, high-transaction, multi-site consortia.Since its debut in September 2006, the software has 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 over 500 libraries of every type-public, academic, special, and school media centers. Evergreen's rapidly expanding community is now known to power live installations in 5 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 services for Evergreen and Koha. These services include software development, consulting, legacy data migration, 24x7 technical support, and system hosting. Equinox also engages and supports a rapidly expanding open source community.

For more information on Equinox Software, please visit

Press contact: Corinne Hall,, 678-269-6113

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