Equinox is expanding our services to include support for Koha, the open source integrated library system initiated by the Horowhenua Library Trust in New Zealand. Our press release can be found here. We’ll focus on hosting, migration, support, and training at first, but we also offer Koha development services.
We’ll be building on our work supporting Evergreen, the expertise of staff at Equinox who have been active in the Koha development community, and the experience of several business partners to grow our Koha support offerings over time and provide good service to both Koha and Evergreen users. We believe that both Koha and Evergreen are good choices for libraries who want to automate using an open source ILS, and we are committed to being good vendor citizens in the Evergreen and Koha communities. The Equinox Promise is not just for our Evergreen customers — it is for all of our customers, no matter what open source library software we help them use.
On a personal note, I’m really looking forward to the chance to do even more cross-fertilization between the Koha and Evergreen projects. Each project has its own special strengths and development priorities, and there are a lot of good ideas that can be shared between them.