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Alexander Street Sponsors Developments To Important Library Software: Partners with Equinox Software to Enhance Evergreen

March 21, 2013

(ALEXANDRIA, VA) – Alexander Street Press has sponsored Georgia-based Equinox Software, Inc. in the development of new enhancements to its Evergreen Open Source ILS library software.

Equinox is recognized as the international leader in Evergreen support, migrations, and software development. Evergreen, which launched in 2006, is a highly-scalable, open source integrated library system (ILS) that helps library patrons locate materials, and aids libraries of all sizes in managing, cataloging, and circulating those materials. The software is currently in use in more than 1,000 libraries globally.

The sponsored development project will build onto the existing ILS in two phases. The first phase includes creating enhancements to date-sensitive bibliographic searches and MARC record output. The second phase involves developing new functionality for the overlay of existing records. The end result will be an updated software system that enables increased efficiency and accuracy of record-keeping for thousands of librarians worldwide.
“We’re delighted to have this opportunity to support Equinox’s important work,” says Pat Carlson, Vice President of Metadata Standards and Bibliographic Controls at Alexander Street Press. “These enhancements will translate into meaningful changes in the user experience for countless librarians and their patrons.”

The project is expected to conclude in March of 2013, and will be included in the forthcoming release of Evergreen following community review.


About Alexander Street Press
Alexander Street Press is an electronic publisher of award-winning online collections and video for scholarly research, teaching, and learning. Our products are available to libraries and educational institutions worldwide via annual subscription or one-time purchase. Learn more at

About Equinox Software, Inc.
Founded in 2007 by the original Evergreen developers, Equinox is an active and enthusiastic voice in the open source community. Equinox’s unparalleled depth of knowledge regarding libraries and library data is reflected in services including implementation, development, support, hosting, and educational services for both Evergreen and Koha software. For more information on Equinox Software, please visit

Contact for Media Inquiries/Reviewer Access:
Abby Horowitz, Marketing Writer
Alexander Street Press
3212 Duke Street
Alexandria, VA 22314
703-212-8520 x 313
ahorowitz [at] alexanderstreet [dot] com

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