MOSS Provides Complete Hosting and Support Services to Growing North Carolina Consortium
Columbia, MO - November 28, 2017 -- The MOBIUS Consortium announced today that NC Cardinal, a growing consortium of over 30 member library systems in the state of North Carolina has selected its MOBIUS Open Source Solutions (MOSS) to provide hosting and managed services to support its Evergreen Open Source ILS implementation.
“We’re very excited to start working with MOBIUS”, states Benjamin Murphy, NC Cardinal Program Manager, “MOBIUS offered us a solution that exceeded our technical requirements while also providing a great value for the citizens of North Carolina.” Murphy continued, “Throughout the selection process, MOBIUS demonstrated their capability to be flexible to our State’s needs and that they have the technical and support resources to ensure a successful migration and ongoing support of our Member Libraries.”
NC Cardinal currently supports 30 public library systems (with over 160 branch locations) and one government library. It serves over a third of North Carolina’s public library systems supporting over 3.3 million North Carolinians.
“We couldn’t be more excited about working with NC Cardinal”, states Donna Bacon, Executive Director of MOBIUS, “It’s great to be working with a library system that has been on the forefront of the Evergreen Open Source ILS movement and we’re looking forward to partnering with them as we move forward.”
It is anticipated that the migration to MOSS will be complete by March of 2018.
MOSS is a recently launched service offering from MOBIUS providing:
• Expert, high-touch support offering the full range of implementation, on-going training, and management services;
• A comprehensive service set which means no technology gaps from infrastructure to operations to functional application support;
• The latest in Cloud Platform hosting technology;
• Active participation with the Evergreen development community ensuring Evergreen open-source ILS software currency;
• Experienced 24x7x365 help desk support;
• Flat pricing on library migrations and predictable annual subscriptions to simplify and better manage library budgeting and operational planning.
For more information on MOSS Evergreen Support, refer to our Evergreen ILS Product Page or contact us for more information.
About NC Cardinal
NC Cardinal (https://statelibrary.ncdcr.gov/ld/nc-cardinal) is a consortium of North Carolina public libraries that share an online catalog and integrated library system (ILS), and share resources with other member libraries. The program’s mission is to maintain and continually develop a working, efficient, and sustainable ILS for public libraries and library staff within North Carolina. It is a program of the State Library of North Carolina, supported by grant funds from the Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Federal Library Services and Technology Act and has been operating since July 2010. Today, the shared catalog contains over 6.4 million items. Over 39 million items have been circulated and over 6.3 million items were transited between Member Libraries since 2013, with an average of 122,800 items moving around the state per month.
MOBIUS (www.mobiusconsortium.org) is a not for profit, 501 (C)(3) tax-exempt organization that is transforming library services with cost-effective help desk, training, technical resources, courier management, and procurement services. The MOBIUS consortium is comprised of over 75 Sierra libraries with 192 branches. Members benefit from shared services and technology expertise, and a resource-sharing network of over 30 million items. MOBIUS manages the Missouri Evergreen Consortium which has over 40 public libraries operating over 100 branches. MOBIUS offers complete hosting and managed services for Sierra, INN-Reach, and the Evergreen Open Source ILS. Offices are located in Columbia, Missouri and its customers and members span the states of Missouri, Oklahoma, Iowa, Kansas, and Texas.