Catching Fire! Equinox Announces Support Agreement with PaILS SPARK Consortium

August 19 , 2013


Duluth, GA —August 19, 2013

Equinox Software is proud to announce the signing of a new hosting and support agreement with the PaILS SPARK Consortium. Equinox will oversee the migration of SPARK’s current Evergreen installation, currently hosted by an organization within the state, to the new Equinox hosted environment. Equinox will also provide ongoing system administration, top tier technical support, and staff training services to the consortium. They are expected to go live in early September.

SPARK currently has 30 member library systems across Pennsylvania with more expected to join during 2013. PaILS was founded in 2011 as part of a collaborative effort toward a state wide resource sharing system under the leadership of the Pennsylvania Office of Commonwealth Libraries

Lew Maurer, Executive Director for PaILS, says, “From observations of Equinox’s authoritative participation in the 2013 Evergreen conference through their on-target response to PaILS’s RFP and now in the proactive and responsive approach of their migration team, Equinox has demonstrated the knowledge, skills and quality of work to win our complete confidence.”

Equinox Education Specialist, Erica Rohlfs, says, “It was a pleasure meeting and working with Lew, Lugene, Scott and several Pennsylvania public librarians. I was excited to have the opportunity to show them the wonderful new features that have been developed since version 2.1.”

About Equinox Software, Inc.

Founded in 2007 by the original Evergreen developers, Equinox remains deeply committed to being an active and enthusiastic voice in the open source community. Equinox's unparalleled depth of knowledge regarding libraries and library data is reflected in our services which include implementation, development, support, hosting, and educational services for both Evergreen and Koha software. For more information on Equinox Software, please visit

About Evergreen

Evergreen is an award-winning ILS developed with the intent of providing an open source product able to meet the diverse needs of consortia and high transaction public libraries. However, it has proven to be equally successful in smaller installations including special and academic libraries. Today, almost 1200 libraries across the US and Canada are using Evergreen including NC Cardinal, SC Lends, and B.C Sitka.

For more information about Evergreen, including a list of all known Evergreen installations, see

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