Six More Libraries Go Live on Evergreen Indiana



Norcross, GA-August 11, 2009

Thirty-eight libraries are now live on Evergreen Indiana, a shared-catalog project of the Indiana State Library powered by Evergreen, the highly-scalable open-source library automation software. The six additions include Shoals Public Library—the first previously non-automated library to join Evergreen Indiana—as well as Andrews Dallas Township, Loogootee, Middletown Fall Creek, Milford, and Washington Public Township Public Libraries. Evergreen Indiana now collectively serves over 400,000 Indiana residents (based on population served), and collectively represents over 4.5 million annual circulations, according to the latest federal statistics.Equinox Software, Inc., the support and development company established by the original Evergreen developers, provided bumper-to-bumper support for the migrations and is now providing round-the-clock ongoing technical support.

According to Shoals Public Library Director, Linda Jones, "We are excited about the expanded access our patrons will have, not only to our local holdings, but to Evergreen libraries everywhere through the easy-to-use system they can operate in the library or from their home computers." Jones added, "We anticipate that they will love being able to search holdings, place holds on materials, and organize their reading preferences around online book bags."

"The uniquely powerful resource-sharing capabilities of Evergreen help even the smallest libraries triumph over tough times," added Brad LaJeunesse, Equinox company president. "As Evergreen Indiana grows, all of its libraries have the extended reach of their consortium for serving their users well."

About Evergreen

Evergreen is powerful, highly scalable open-source library software. While Evergreen is best known for its unique ability to meet the needs of very large, high-transaction, multi-site consortia, Evergreen also elegantly scales down to the smallest library sites. Since its debut in September 2006 as the software powering 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 hundreds of libraries of every type—public, academic, special, and school media—in 12 states and 2 countries. 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 comprehensive support for Evergreen, the consortial-quality, open source Integrated Library System (ILS). Equinox develops, supports, trains, migrates, integrates, and consults on Evergreen, and engages with the rapidly expanding Evergreen community. Equinox also offers hosting packages for libraries that prefer not to maintain local servers.

For more information on Equinox Software, please visit

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