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Springfield Schools Live on the CLiC AspenCat LibLime Koha Union Catalog

Mon, 06/08/2015 - 20:00
North Bethesda, MD, June 9, 2015 - Springfield Schools has now joined the Colorado Library Consortium (CLiC) AspenCat LibLime Koha union catalog for all collection and patron management services. The Springfield Schools staff worked with the LibLime Project Management team to successfully transfer bibliographic, item, and patron data to the LibLime Koha application. About CLiC The Colorado Library Consortium (CLiC), headquartered in Centennial, Colorado, serves over 450 libraries throughout the state, many of which also belong to the AspenCat LibLime Koha union catalog. Currently the CLiC database includes over 1,000,000 items. Resource sharing is one of the key components of the system with libraries requesting over 1,200 items from each other every month. Requests are growing as more patrons discover how easy it is to request an item not held at his or her home library. CLiC is committed to maintaining AspenCat as a fully featured, patron-focused system. In partnership with the Colorado State Library, AspenCat offers integration with external databases using EZproxy, integration through the State Library’s Plinkit-based web site hosting service, and interconnectivity with SWIFT, the statewide ILL system. AspenCat also currently offers a cooperative purchase for downloadable audio books from Recorded Books and eBooks from the 3M Library Cloud system. For more information, please contact Bob Bennhoff at 303-422-1150 or bbennhoff@clicweb.org. About LibLime-PTFS PTFS is the global leader in providing support for the Koha open source ILS platform. Rather than sell software licenses for static, hard-to-customize software products, the PTFS LibLime Division educates libraries about the benefits of open source, enabling them to make choices about how best to provide their communities and staff with better technology services. The PTFS LibLime Division then facilitates deployment of Koha in libraries by providing outstanding consulting, development, implementation, and support/hosting for libraries of all types and sizes. PTFS is also the developer of the world’s leading content management software, ArchivalWare, and specializes in meeting library personnel staffing requirements, digitization, and metadata keying services. For more information, see http://liblime.com or http://ptfs.com or http://archivalware.net.

Manzanola School District Goes Live on the CLiC AspenCat LibLime Koha Union Catalog

Thu, 05/28/2015 - 20:00
North Bethesda, MD, May 29, 2015 - Manzanola School District has now joined the Colorado Library Consortium (CLiC) AspenCat LibLime Koha union catalog for all collection and patron management services. With the addition of the Manzanola School District the CLiC AspenCat union catalog now has over 730,000 bibliographic records describing over one million attached item records. The Manzanola School District staff worked with the LibLime Project Management team to successfully transfer bibliographic, item, and patron data to the LibLime Koha application. About Manzanola School District Serving 90 students, the Manzanola School District shall strive to provide a safe environment, meaningful opportunities and innovative educational programs for all students so that they reach their learning potential, including that they meet or exceed state and district content standards, through partnerships between home, school and the community. About CLiC The Colorado Library Consortium (CLiC), headquartered in Centennial, Colorado, serves over 450 libraries throughout the state, many of which also belong to the AspenCat LibLime Koha union catalog. Currently the CLiC database includes over 1,000,000 items. Resource sharing is one of the key components of the system with libraries requesting over 1,200 items from each other every month. Requests are growing as more patrons discover how easy it is to request an item not held at his or her home library. CLiC is committed to maintaining AspenCat as a fully featured, patron-focused system. In partnership with the Colorado State Library, AspenCat offers integration with external databases using EZproxy, integration through the State Library’s Plinkit-based web site hosting service, and interconnectivity with SWIFT, the statewide ILL system. AspenCat also currently offers a cooperative purchase for downloadable audio books from Recorded Books and eBooks from the 3M Library Cloud system. For more information, please contact Bob Bennhoff at 303-422-1150 or bbennhoff@clicweb.org. About LibLime-PTFS PTFS is the global leader in providing support for the Koha open source ILS platform. Rather than sell software licenses for static, hard-to-customize software products, the PTFS LibLime Division educates libraries about the benefits of open source, enabling them to make choices about how best to provide their communities and staff with better technology services. The PTFS LibLime Division then facilitates deployment of Koha in libraries by providing outstanding consulting, development, implementation, and support/hosting for libraries of all types and sizes. PTFS is also the developer of the world’s leading content management software, ArchivalWare, and specializes in meeting library personnel staffing requirements, digitization, and metadata keying services. For more information, see http://liblime.com or http://ptfs.com or http://archivalware.net.

PTFS Meets With Thought Leaders at CIL

Wed, 05/20/2015 - 20:00
North Bethesda, MD, May 21, 2015 – At the 2015 Computers in Libraries (CIL) conference, LibLime, a Division of PTFS met with 25 of the library world’s thought leaders to hear their opinions on how vendors can better serve the library profession. The discussion was robust; exciting customer focused ideas were exchanged. Patrick Jones, Executive Director of LibLime, said “PTFS wanted to spend quality time with leaders in the library profession, to hear their observations about current technology options available to them. “ PTFS set up this lunch meeting as the firm was interested in asking these librarians to think beyond what is available now and consider ‘what could be available’ in a Library Services Platform (LSP). “With the current pace of technological change, it is as imperative as ever that that those of us who provide software and service solutions to librarians keep our ears open to their emerging requirements carefully, in order to provide relevant solutions to the marketplace”, said Jones. “Towards that end, our discussion at CIL was very beneficial for us.” PTFS continues to work with several large government libraries, to support and deploy our LSP. Several PTFS government clients have development requirements in their contracts; interestingly many of those requirements dovetail neatly with observations and suggestions from the library leaders who joined PTFS at CIL. David Stern, CIL Speaker and Library Director at St. Xavier University enjoyed the working lunch. “I found the lunch to be very informative,” Stern reflected. “The topics covered the developments in metadata, semantic, and geospatial linked data possibilities. Patrick Jones created a great balance of technical detail and potential public services impacts. I was stimulated and will certainly be using some of these ideas as I explore new services. “ “In all, the meeting was interesting informative and greatly help us understand the next generation of challenges that today's librarians need solved. At PTFS, we are working daily to embrace and solve these challenges” said John Yokley, PTFS CEO. “We look forward to a continuing dialogue with librarians from all facets of the profession to help guide us as we continue to add functionality to our next generation software solutions.” About PTFS PTFS is the global leader in providing support for the Koha open source ILS platform. Rather than sell software licenses for static, hard-to-customize software products, the PTFS LibLime Division educates libraries about the benefits of open source, enabling them to make choices about how best to provide their communities and staff with better technology services. The PTFS LibLime Division then facilitates deployment of Koha in libraries by providing outstanding consulting, development, implementation, and support/hosting for libraries of all types and sizes. PTFS s also the developer of the world’s leading content management software, ArchivalWare, and specializes in meeting library personnel staffing requirements, digitization, and metadata keying services. For more information, see http://liblime.com or http://ptfs.com or http://archivalware.net.

Rocky Ford School District Goes Live on the CLiC AspenCat LibLime Koha Union Catalog

Thu, 04/30/2015 - 20:00
North Bethesda, MD, May 1, 2015- Rocky Ford School District has now joined the Colorado Library Consortium (CLiC) AspenCat LibLime Koha union catalog for all collection and patron management services. With the addition of the Rocky Ford School District, the CLiC AspenCat union catalog now has over 720,000 bibliographic records describing over one million attached item records. The Rocky Ford School District staff worked with the LibLime Project Management team to successfully transfer bibliographic, item, and patron data to the LibLime Koha application. About CLiC The Colorado Library Consortium (CLiC), headquartered in Centennial, Colorado, serves over 450 libraries throughout the state, many of which also belong to the AspenCat LibLime Koha union catalog. Currently the CLiC database includes over 1,000,000 items. Resource sharing is one of the key components of the system with libraries requesting over 1,200 items from each other every month. Requests are growing as more patrons discover how easy it is to request an item not held at his or her home library. CLiC is committed to maintaining AspenCat as a fully featured, patron-focused system. In partnership with the Colorado State Library, AspenCat offers integration with external databases using EZproxy, integration through the State Library’s Plinkit-based web site hosting service, and interconnectivity with SWIFT, the statewide ILL system. AspenCat also currently offers a cooperative purchase for downloadable audio books from Recorded Books and eBooks from the 3M Library Cloud system. For more information, please contact Bob Bennhoff at 303-422-1150 or bbennhoff@clicweb.org. About LibLime-PTFS PTFS is the global leader in providing support for the Koha open source ILS platform. Rather than sell software licenses for static, hard-to-customize software products, the PTFS LibLime Division educates libraries about the benefits of open source, enabling them to make choices about how best to provide their communities and staff with better technology services. The PTFS LibLime Division then facilitates deployment of Koha in libraries by providing outstanding consulting, development, implementation, and support/hosting for libraries of all types and sizes. PTFS is also the developer of the world’s leading content management software, ArchivalWare, and specializes in meeting library personnel staffing requirements, digitization, and metadata keying services. For more information, see http://liblime.com or http://ptfs.com or http://archivalware.net.

La Veta School District Goes Live on the CLiC AspenCat LibLime Koha Union Catalog

Tue, 04/21/2015 - 20:00
North Bethesda, MD, April 22, 2015- La Veta School District has now joined the Colorado Library Consortium (CLiC) AspenCat LibLime Koha union catalog for all collection and patron management services. With the addition of the La Veta School District, the CLiC AspenCat union catalog now has over 700,000 bibliographic records describing over one million attached item records. The La Veta School District staff worked with the LibLime Project Management team to successfully transfer bibliographic, item, and patron data to the LibLime Koha application. About CLiC The Colorado Library Consortium (CLiC), headquartered in Centennial, Colorado, serves over 450 libraries throughout the state, many of which also belong to the AspenCat LibLime Koha union catalog. Currently the CLiC database includes over 1,000,000 items. Resource sharing is one of the key components of the system with libraries requesting over 1,200 items from each other every month. Requests are growing as more patrons discover how easy it is to request an item not held at his or her home library. CLiC is committed to maintaining AspenCat as a fully featured, patron-focused system. In partnership with the Colorado State Library, AspenCat offers integration with external databases using EZproxy, integration through the State Library’s Plinkit-based web site hosting service, and interconnectivity with SWIFT, the statewide ILL system. AspenCat also currently offers a cooperative purchase for downloadable audio books from Recorded Books and eBooks from the 3M Library Cloud system. For more information, please contact Bob Bennhoff at 303-422-1150 or bbennhoff@clicweb.org. About LibLime-PTFS PTFS is the global leader in providing support for the Koha open source ILS platform. Rather than sell software licenses for static, hard-to-customize software products, the PTFS LibLime Division educates libraries about the benefits of open source, enabling them to make choices about how best to provide their communities and staff with better technology services. The PTFS LibLime Division then facilitates deployment of Koha in libraries by providing outstanding consulting, development, implementation, and support/hosting for libraries of all types and sizes. PTFS is also the developer of the world’s leading content management software, ArchivalWare, and specializes in meeting library personnel staffing requirements, digitization, and metadata keying services. For more information, see http://liblime.com or http://ptfs.com or http://archivalware.net.

LibLime to Exhibit at Computers in Libraries

Wed, 04/15/2015 - 20:00
North Bethesda, MD, April 16, 2015- LibLime, a division of PTFS, will be holding a Technology Luncheon and Listening Session at the upcoming Computers in Libraries scheduled for April 27-29 in Washington, D.C. LibLime will be exhibiting in Booth 414. LibLime will be holding a free Technology Luncheon for CIL attendees, on Tuesday April 28, from 12:30 to 2 pm. The Technology Luncheon will be focused on the current state of open development initiatives, and what libraries are looking for in a next generation Library Services Platform (LSP). Speaking will be Patrick Jones, Executive Director of LibLime and John Rose, of BiblioSpark. There will be a brief presentation of the enhancements made to Academic Koha in its latest release, as well as planning for future releases. Strongly opinionated guests are highly encouraged to attend and voice their needs, wants, and desires for functionality in a development-on-demand, next generation LSP. Some of the features discussed will be:
  • Discovery layers – central index vs. federated searches
  • Databases , aggregators and boutique providers
  • ERM – its usefulness and application
  • Where to look for staff efficiencies
To register to attend this free luncheon, please email Ariel Levinsky at alevinsky@ptfs.com to request a reserved seat, or visit LibLime in the booth at Computers in Libraries. About Computers in Libraries Computers in Libraries is an annual conference and exhibition on all aspects of library and information delivery technology. Although the tools and technology in libraries changes from year to year, Computers in Libraries consistently showcases excellent topics and speakers. Computers in Libraries 2014 theme is “Hacking the Library,” with a focus on hacking, or changing, the ideas, practices, and strategies in using technology and other methods to engage the community. About LibLime – PTFS LibLime – PTFS is the global leader in providing support for the Koha open source ILS. Rather than sell software licenses for static, hard-to-customize software products, the PTFS LibLime Division educates libraries about the benefits of open source, enabling them to make choices about how best to provide their communities and staff with better technology services. The PTFS LibLime Division then facilitates deployment of Koha in libraries by providing outstanding consulting, development, implementation, and support/hosting for libraries of all types and sizes. PTFS is also the developer of the world’s leading content management software, ArchivalWare, and specializes in meeting library personnel staffing requirements, digitization, and metadata keying services. For more information, see http://liblime.com or http://ptfs.com or http://archivalware.net.