Open source interconnections

I was interested to come across Equinox Systems this morning:

Created by the same team who planted the seed of Evergreen and grew it into a full-featured library automation system, Equinox Software is the only choice for the experience and expertise you need from your Evergreen development, support and integration team. Drawing on proven real-world experience, Equinox Software knows what it takes to succeed in today's libraries. Every library is different. Only Evergreen is built with the flexibility to support them all, and only Equinox Software is built to support Evergreen. [Equinox · Home]
Eqiunox joins LibLime in supporting open source library systems. Interestingly, I notice that LibLime supports both Koha- and Evergreen-based options. And I also notice that Koha Zoom is based on Zebra, the mature text retrieval engine from IndexData. Of course, IndexData itself provides support for a range of its own open source software offerings.

It will be interesting to see how this sector develops over the next few years given recent changes in the environment.

Comments: 3

Jan 11, 2007
Dorothea

I was talking with one of the authors of the NLM DTD suite a little while back. He said that the amazing rate of NLM uptake among publishers had a lot to do with workflow upheaval in publishing that had nothing to do specifically with NLM or its DTD development -- but redounded to the NLM DTD suite's benefit anyway, as publishers needed to find *some* XML option and NLM's was there for the taking.

One might well wonder if Evergreen and Koha came around at just the right time...

Jan 11, 2007
Cary Gordon

I believe that IndexData and LibLime have had a loose partnership for the past 2-3 years.

Jan 12, 2007
K.G. Schneider

It will also be interesting to see if a support environment provides increased interest, as indeed it could and should and I believe probably will. I would have listed this as an interesting and important trend but now I can just say Lorcan said it, I believe it, that answers it. ;-)