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    October 12th, 2009LISWire aggregatorLISWire

    SOMERDALE, NJ, October 8, 2009: Library Automation Technologies, Inc. (LAT), a leader in library automation products, is pleased to announce it has updated its entire product line to allow libraries the ability to “communicate” with patrons via digital signage capability. This will take form as a free upgrade to all existing customers.
    Without affecting the existing operation and patron interface, this upgrade allows existing self-serve systems to function as “digital signs” during their idle times.

    This not only enhances the libraries’ ability to market its array of services and activities, but it also minimizes unnecessary hardware and staff expense to do so. By using an already provided LAT-Central™ Enterprise Management System (provided free of charge to all LAT customers), the library can control signage content of each individual system or in blocks. The content can be changed at any time.

    Oleg Boyarsky, President and CEO of LAT commented "Libraries are changing and are evolving with the times. Like commercial enterprises, libraries must now market their value to their patrons. Instead of buying monitors, computers or creating a separate infrastructure to do that, we allow them the same capability using the equipment they already have; and, by the way, it’s FREE.”

    LAT-Max™, LAT-MAXine™ and LAT-MAXwell™ is a family of self-service machines for libraries based on FlashScan™ technology. By providing multiple form-factors all with a same patron interface and multiple finishes, the machines allow libraries to take advantage of the modern self-service technology regardless of their physical space constraints. Coupled with an array of impressive features and capabilities, such as on-demand, field-upgradable RFID capability, desensitization support, wireless networking, included multi-language support, as well as over 400+ features and settings, these machines are installed in 100’s of libraries worldwide and have gained a solid, industry leading reputation for value. allCIRC™ product line is an extension of the FlashScan™ technology that allows total CD/DVD media security while simultaneously providing self-service for their patrons.

    For more information about LAT's technology and all library products, jump to:

    Library Automation Technologies Inc., (LAT) founded in 2001 has installations in hundreds of libraries throughout the United States. LAT's sole mission is to help libraries and data centers to work better, smarter and more securely. LAT’s innovation earned the firm the coveted “#1 Fastest Growing in South Jersey, 2005” by the Philadelphia Business Journal, as well as a “Finalist in the Family Business of the Year, 2006” award presented by Farleigh Dickinson College. LAT further continues its growth expanding into automation by delivering products to retail and medical industries.

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    If you'd like more information about this topic, or to schedule an interview with Oleg Boyarsky / CEO, please call Robert Baker at: 856-566-4121 or e-mail Robert at:

    PHILADEPLHIA BUSINESS JOURNAL PHONE: 856.566.4121 FAX: 856.346.9099

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    October 12th, 2009LISWire aggregatorLISWire

    Equinox Software, Inc. and Biblibre Announce Partnership for Evergreen Support in Europe
    Norcross, GA — October 12, 2009
    Equinox Software Inc. and Biblibre are pleased to announce a partnership for Evergreen support in Europe. Evergreen, the consortial, open source library automation software, has an increasingly strong presence in North America, with many Evergreen libraries contracting for support and other services through Equinox Software. The partnership between Equinox Software and Biblibre provides a local company to assist European libraries with Evergreen implementations and technical support.
    Bob Molyneux, Equinox Software Vice President of Business Development says “"We are very pleased to be working with Biblibre in exploring options for Evergreen among its potential customers. Biblibre's work in open source, particularly with Drupal and Koha, has given it an enviable reputation in practical implementation of open source solutions in libraries."
    Nicolas Morin, CEO of BibLibre, says “Equinox is a natural partner for us as we feel both companies share a good amount of the same DNA: a young and very rapidly growing company, founded by people coming in large part but not exclusively from within the library itself, who set up shop with a mission to support libraries with Open Source software. We've been successful with this in Europe in the last few years and Equinox has been equally successful in the US.
    “We feel that this relationship significantly extends the network of OS vendors working together to foster OS software in libraries, thus giving us all, collectively, more expertise, more tools, more skills and more knowledge to better serve libraries: none of us is or indeed intends, I think, to because one of the vendor behemoth of libraryland, but collectively OS communities can nevertheless become a powerful presence in this realm and we feel that this partnership with Equinox is an important step in that direction”.
    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 Biblibre
    Biblibre is located in France and has been supporting open source library software installations in Europe for the past five years. Their expertise and services have grown to include development, hosting, technical support, migration support, staff training and software maintenance.
    For more information about Biblibre, 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, 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.