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  • LISWire: American Council of Learned Societies’ Humanities E-Book Goes Live with Koha

    August 27th, 2010LISWire aggregatorLISWire

    Norcross, GA — August 26, 2010
    The American Council of Learned Societies’ Humanities E-Book has gone live with Koha. Equinox Software is providing hosting services and performed the initial data migration.

    Eileen Gardiner, Director of ACLS Humanities E-Book, says, “ACLS Humanities E-Book (HEB) needed a secure and friendly environment in which to create and archive the MARC records that it distributes for its collection. The team at Equinox made some sound suggestions, and we were able to get our system up and running in just days. Koha turned out to be an ideal solution for HEB, and Equinox made it all happen quickly and easily.”

    Galen Charlton, VP for Data Services at Equinox, says, "I am pleased to welcome ACLS to the Koha community, and I take special note that they will be using Koha not as a traditional library but in support of their e-book MARC record distribution service. The flexibility of Koha and other open-source integrated library systems means that they are not just for physical libraries checking out physical books, but can be used and grow to support the virtual libraries of the world."

    About ACLS Humanities E-Book

    Humanities E-Book (HEB) is a digital collection of nearly 2,800 full-text titles offered by the ACLS in collaboration with twenty learned societies, nearly 100 contributing publishers, and librarians at the University of Michigan’s Scholarly Publishing Office. The result is an online, fully searchable collection of high-quality books in the Humanities, recommended and reviewed by scholars and featuring unlimited multi-user access and free, downloadable MARC records. HEB is available on- and off-campus through standard web browsers.

    About Koha

    Created in 1999 by Katipo Communications for the Horowhenua Library Trust in New Zealand, Koha is the first open source Integrated Library System to be used worldwide. The software is a full-featured ILS with a dual database design (text based and RDBMS) built to be library standards compliant. Koha’s OPAC, staff, and self-checkout interfaces are all web applications. Distributed under the General Public License (GPL), libraries are free to use and install Koha themselves or to purchase support and development service.
    For more information on Koha, please visit

    About Equinox Software, Inc.

    Founded by the original Evergreen designers and developers, Equinox Software is a growing team of skilled professionals who provide services for Evergreen and Koha. These services include software development, consulting, legacy data migration, 24x7 technical support, and system hosting. Equinox also engages and supports a rapidly expanding open source community.

    For more information on Equinox Software, please visit
    Press contact: Corinne Hall,, 770-709-5571

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