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Michigan Consortium Goes Open Source

http://www.libraryjournal.com/article/CA6553800.html

Michael Rogers — Library Journal, 4/22/2008 10:33:00 AM

  • Equinox providing migration service, software configuration, consultation, and support
  • Branch, Niles, and Traverse Area District Libraries will go live over the summer
  • Evergreen created by Georgia Public Library Service for the Georgia PINES consortium

The Michigan Library Consortium is going open source. The group April 14 announced that it has selected an Evergreen system as its next automation solution, as well as signing with Equinox Software Inc., which will “provide comprehensive library data migrations service, software configuration, consultation, and on-going Evergreen support.”

The consortium said it will “begin the conversion to Evergreen with a pilot group of libraries. Branch, Niles, and Traverse Area District Libraries will go live over the summer.” After the pilot libraries launch, other members will be invited to join. Evergreen was the brainchild of the Georgia Public Library Service for the Georgia PINES consortium, but has been made available to libraries through an open-source license.

COOL! Traverse Area District Library is one of my “home libraries.” I’ll be there this summer to checkout how it goes. maybe I can get a couple of the folks running the Evergreen transition to make a guest appearance at TTW.