Equinox Software Announces Two Scholarships for Code4Lib Conference

December 1 , 2012


Norcross, GA —December 1, 2011

Equinox Software is proud to announce two scholarships for the Code4Lib Conference in Seattle, WA February 6-9 2012. Equinox Software will reimburse travel and accommodation expenses up to $750.00 for two full-time library staff members from libraries currently running Evergreen or Koha ILS. The awardees will also receive free registration to Code4Lib.

Applicants will need to submit a current resume including all contact information and experience as well as an essay of no more than 750 words describing their library’s mission and commitment to open source, how attendance will benefit the applicant, how they intend to share the benefit of the experience with colleagues at their library, and a description of budget constraints pertinent to the applicants situation.

Preference will be given to underfunded libraries or libraries in budget crisis, and applicants must indicate any amount of additional funding which, combined with the scholarship, will permit them to cover the expenses to attend the conference.

All applications are due by December 31, 2011 and successful applicants will be notified by January 5, 2012. Resumes and Essays should be directed to the attention of Grace Dunbar at c4lgrant@esilibrary.com.

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, training, 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 www.esilibrary.com.

About Evergreen

Evergreen is a robust, open-source integrated library system best known for its unique ability to meet the needs of very large, high-transaction, multi-site consortia. However, it has also proven equally successful scaled down for even the smallest libraries. Since its debut in September 2006, the software has sustained the 280-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 1,000 libraries of every type-public, academic, special, and school media centers. Evergreen’s rapidly expanding community includes libraries across 4 countries including 31 U.S. states and 8 Canadian provinces.

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

About Koha

Created in 1999 by Katipo Communications for the Horowhenua Library Trust in New Zealand, Koha is the first open source Integrated Library System to be used worldwide. The software is a full-featured ILS with a dual-database design (search engine and RDBMS) built to be compliant with library standards. Koha’s OPAC, staff, and self-checkout interfaces are all web applications. Distributed under the General Public License (GPL), libraries are free to use and install Koha themselves or to purchase support and development service. For more information on Koha, please visit http://koha-community.org.

Press contact: Corinne Hall, corinne@esilibrary.com, 770-709-5571

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.