Worch Memorial Public Library Joins COOL and Goes Live on Evergreen

January 14 , 2013


Duluth, GA —January 14, 2013

Worch Memorial Public Library has gone live on Evergreen as part of the Consortium of Ohio Libraries (COOL). They are the sixth of nine founding members of the new state wide program bringing 37,000 bibliographic items and almost 9,000 new patrons to the consortium. The final libraries are expected to be live by the summer of 2013. For more information, the COOL combined catalog can be viewed online at http://www.cool-cat.org/.

Equinox Software oversaw data migration and will continue to provide advanced technical support. OHIONET will partner with Equinox to provide hosting and primary system administration. The COOL project received initial funding from the local libraries and an LSTA grant from the State Library of Ohio.

Equinox President, Brad LaJeunesse, says, “We are pleased to begin 2013 by welcoming another great library to the COOL Consortium. As more libraries go live, patrons and staff members are really going to notice the huge benefits of resource sharing and having a combined catalog.”

About Equinox Software, Inc.

Founded by the original Evergreen designers and developers, Equinox Software is a leader in open source solutions for libraries. Their goal is to engage and support a rapidly growing open source community while assisting libraries in moving away from expensive proprietary vendors and products.

For more information on Equinox Software, please visit http://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. Evergreen now supports almost 1,200 libraries of every type-public, academic, special, and school media centers across 4 countries, 31 U.S. states, and 8 Canadian provinces. King County Public Library System, SCLENDS, and the NC Cardinal consortiums are all currently running Evergreen. For more information about Evergreen, including a list of all known Evergreen installations, see http://evergreen-ils.org.

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