In 2003, the Georgia Public Library Service
(PINES) started researching alternatives to its ILS.
There are three main open source options in the U.S.: Koha (originally developed in New Zealand in 1999), Evergreen (created by the Georgia Public Library Service
in 2006), and Kuali OLE (an initiative to create software for academic and research libraries through a series of grants in 2008).
The Evergreen system was originally created by the Georgia Public Library Service
for use in the Georgia PINES consortium (more than 270 public libraries), and it is now available to libraries worldwide through an open source license.
Prior to this, Daniels was the assistant state librarian for technology and infrastructure at the Georgia Public Library Service
and was a member of the senior management team.
* $50,000 to the Georgia Public Library Service
of the University System of Georgia (Atlanta; www.georgialibraries.org) for the development and release of the Evergreen open source library automation system (www.openils.org)
PINES is a consortium of 252 public libraries in the state, managed by the Georgia Public Library Service