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    January 20th, 2014LISWire aggregatorLISWire


    Duluth, GA —January 20, 2014

    Equinox is heading to the “City of Brotherly Love” for the ALA Midwinter meeting and will debut a completely revamped suite of services, including the Sequoia services platform, AIM, and Idea Lab. Equinox staff will be available at booth 541 in the exhibit hall to provide demos for Evergreen, Koha, and FullfILLment and answer questions.

    Sequoia is a brand new cloud-based services platform that provides users of Evergreen, Koha, and FullfILLment the highest level of uptime, performance, and stability. Sequoia was designed from the ground up, based on Evergreen’s existing service-oriented architecture, to leverage a large number of physical servers in a fully-redundant cloud environment. To the library, this translates to no unscheduled downtime, better performance, and the ability to meet even the most demanding load requirements seamlessly.

    AIM, or Active Integrated Maintenance, is a new subscription service from Equinox. AIM allows libraries to target bug fixes for their software according to their specific needs. Three different subscription types will allow libraries to find a service level that best meets their budget. AIM will allow subscribing libraries to identify target fixes, prioritize their fixes, and receive immediate access to upgrades and repairs.

    Idea Lab provides every participating library the ability to help direct and fund on-going software development within their open source community. Idea Lab subscribers pool funding and participate in the selection and development of new software features that are most important to their library.
    Together, these three new services comprise the bulk of Equinox’s completely revamped services offerings, which were constructed based on customer demand and feedback.

    Mike Rylander, Equinox Director of Research and Software Development, says, "We are very proud of our new service offerings: AIM, IdeaLab, and Sequoia. Each represents the culmination of years of experience, and has been designed to serve libraries and librarians in the most efficient and cost effective manner possible. By listening to our customers and working with them to identify needs, we have put together a set of complementary services that allow organizations to offload many of their non-core activities while still staying actively engaged in the Open Source process."

    About Equinox Software, Inc.

    Equinox was founded by the original developers and designers of the Evergreen ILS. We are wholly devoted to the support and development of open source software in libraries, focusing on Evergreen, Koha, and the FulfILLment ILL system. We wrote over 80% of the Evergreen code base and continue to contribute more new features, bug fixes, and documentation than any other organization. Our team is fanatical about providing exceptional technical support. Over 98% of our support ticket responses are graded as “Excellent” by our customers. At Equinox, we are proud to be librarians. In fact, half of us have our ML(I)S. We understand you because we *are* you.
    We are Equinox, and we’d like to be awesome for you.

    For more information on Equinox, please visit

    Press contact: Corinne Hall,, 770-709-5575

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    January 20th, 2014LISWire aggregatorLISWire

    Brill first to sign French national license with the ISTEX Project

    Leiden (NL) / Boston (MA) – 20 January 2013

    Brill is the first to sign an agreement with the French national licensing project ISTEX, making key academic electronic resources available to the French research community.

    The agreement includes access to Brill’s Journal Archives Online, covering over 125,000 journal articles in the humanities, international law and biology. The complete corpus of the encyclopedic reference Brill’s New Pauly Online is also included, together with the renowned Hague Academy Collected Courses Online / Recueil des cours de l'Académie de la Haye en ligne – each essential scholarly works in their respective fields.

    Developed in 2012, the ISTEX project provides online access to digital publications in all disciplines throughout the French research community on one central platform. The project is a joint effort between the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS) and the French National Agency for Research (ANR).

    “Through ISTEX’s innovative approach we are able to provide widespread access to these essential scholarly resources throughout eligible French institutions,” says Sam Bruinsma, Vice President Business Development at Brill. “We are proud that these materials have been selected and that Brill was chosen as the first publisher in this prestigious project.”

    For more information, please contact: Linda Empringham, International Sales Director (

    About Brill
    Founded in 1683 in Leiden, the Netherlands, Brill is a leading international academic publisher in 20 main subject areas, including Middle East and Islamic Studies, Asian Studies, Classical Studies, History, Biblical and Religious Studies, Language & Linguistics, Biology, and International Law, among others. With offices in Leiden and Boston, Brill today publishes 200 journals and around 700 new books and reference works each year, available in both print and electronic form. Brill also markets a large number of primary source research collections and databases. The company’s key customers are academic and research institutions, libraries, and scholars. Brill is a publicly traded company and is listed on Euronext Amsterdam NV. For further information please visit