Homer Public Library in Alaska Goes Live With Evergreen

April 4 , 2013


Duluth, GA —April 4, 2013

Homer Public Library has gone live on Evergreen. Equinox Software provided data migration and staff training services. They will also provide ongoing technical support for the library’s Evergreen installation. Almost 45,000 bibliographic items, and more than 9500 patrons were moved to the new system. Their new online catalog can be viewed at catalog.ci.homer.ak.us

Located in Homer, Alaska, the public library dates back to the 1940’s when the local women’s club used an old school building to house the community library. By the 1960’s, the library was operating out of an old fire house and staffed completely by volunteers. The current library building opened in 2006.

Galen Charlton, Equinox Manager, of Implementation says, "I lived in Anchorage for a few years and know how welcoming and helpful the Alaska library community is. It has been a real treat to help welcome another Alaskan library to the Evergreen community."

Ann Dixon, Homer Public Library Director, says "Overall, we are very pleased at how smoothly the migration transpired. Thanks especially to Galen for his tireless and quick responses!"

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