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    June 23rd, 2009LISWire aggregatorLISWire

    Columbia Bible College (British Columbia) Goes Live With Evergreen
    Norcross, GA — June 23, 2009

    Columbia Bible College in Abbotsford, British Columbia has gone live with Evergreen, the highly scalable, open-source library automation software. Equinox Software Inc., “The Evergreen Experts,” oversaw data migration and software configuration, and will provide round-the-clock ongoing technical support.
    “We are excited to be the first known academic library in British Columbia to adopt Evergreen, the leading open source library automation program,” said Anne Andres, Associate Librarian. “Our staff is pleased with the significant enhancements, features and functionality which streamline their operations. Patrons will be pleased with improved services such as email notification, holds, and enhanced search capabilities.”

    “The ability of Evergreen to support libraries of all sizes and types is part of its overwhelming success,” said Brad LaJeunesse, Equinox company president. “Evergreen’s scalability and excellent feature set make it increasingly popular with academic libraries worldwide.”

    The Columbia Bible College Library primarily serves its academic community, but is also open to the public. Its collection is focused on theological and biblical studies. Their new catalog can be viewed at

    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
    Press contact: Corinne Hall,, 678-269-6113
    Evergreen is open source software, freely licensed under the GNU GPL. Evergreen and the Evergreen logo are trademarks of the Georgia Public Library Service.

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    June 23rd, 2009LISWire aggregatorLISWire

    COLUMBUS, OH --June 23, 2009-- LibLime, the leader in open-source solutions for libraries announced today that Walden University in Minneapolis, Minnesota, has selected a Koha ZOOM hosted solution for their next integrated library system.

    The Koha installation will be hosted off site at one of LibLime's secure data centers. The Library has also contracted with LibLime for data migration of their 185,000 bibliographic records, support and training services.

    Walden University is an online institution with a virtual library. Until now, Walden's virtual/online Library had databases but not a catalog. "Having a catalog will allow us to make individual journal and ebook purchases and in turn make those accessible to our students," says Sue Davidsen, Director of Library Services.

    The Library chose LibLime's Koha solution because it is affordable and flexible.

    "The Walden Library has a very unique need. We are completely online, so there are a number of features in an ILS that we just didn't need, for example, circulation or patron records. Open Source offered us the opportunity to customize our installation at a price we could afford," Sue explains.

    "I think students will appreciate the ability to simplify their searching," Sue adds. "The refine-your-search feature is something that should prove to be very popular. Our staff is excited about being able to integrate the catalog with our social networking tools like chat and the library's news blog."

    About Walden University

    Since 1970, Walden University has supported working professionals in achieving their academic goals and making a greater impact in their professions and their communities. Today, more than 33,000 students from all 50 states and more than 90 countries are pursuing their bachelor’s, master’s, or doctoral degrees at Walden. The university provides students with an engaging educational experience that connects them with expert faculty and peers around the world. Walden is the flagship online university in the Laureate International Universities network—a global network of 42 online and campus-based universities in 20 countries.

    About Koha ZOOM

    Koha ZOOM is the next-generation release of the award-winning Koha open-source integrated library system. Notably, it includes a powerful search engine based on Zebra, a high-performance indexing and retrieval engine. Koha ZOOM's search engine can read structured records in practically any input format (e.g., email, XML, MARC) and allows access to them through exact boolean search expressions and relevance-ranked free-text queries. It supports large databases (more than ten gigabytes of data, tens of millions of records) as well as incremental, safe database updates on live systems.

    To try out Koha ZOOM for yourself, visit LibLime's demos:

    About LibLime

    LibLime is the global leader in open-source solutions for libraries, with a mission to make open source accessible to libraries. Rather than sell software licenses for static, hard-to-customize software products, LibLime educates libraries about the benefits of open source, enabling them to make choices about how best to provide their communities and staff with better technology services. LibLime then facilitates implementation of open-source in libraries by providing outstanding development, customization, support and training solutions--solutions tailored to each library's needs. For more information, see

    Press Contact:

    Tina Burger
    Vice President, Marketing LibLime
    (888)Koha ILS (564-2457) ext. 705

    LibLime and the LibLime logo are either registered trademarks or trademarks of LibLime. Other company and product names may be trademarks of their respective owners.