North Bethesda, MD, November 8, 2012 – LibLime, a division of PTFS, announces the public release of LibLime Koha 4.14 with the Lucene Solr search engine.
LibLime Koha 4.14 represents the innovation, ideas, and talents of many professional librarians with whom LibLime enjoys working and with whom we look forward to a continued professional partnership in years to come.
Many of the features in LibLime Koha 4.14 were sponsored by a variety of libraries including the South Central Library System in Wisconsin, the Waldo Academic Directors Library Organization based in New York, the Colorado Library Consortium in Colorado, and the Pioneer Consortium in Nebraska.
LibLime Koha 4.14 fully integrates Solr into all areas where searches are executed for both staff and OPAC including: OPAC basic search page, OPAC advanced search page, staff landing page search box, staff advanced search, staff search for cataloging, and the persistent staff masthead search box. With Solr in place, indexing of imported records (single and batch) is now completed in minutes, richer results are retrieved through searches using stemming and auto-truncation, and facet search limits are now available for the entire search results list.
The libraries sponsoring development in LibLime Koha 4.14 key role in the design of the new features as well as the quality assurance process including alpha and beta testing. The SCLS group went live in production on LibLime Koha 4.14 and within the next two weeks, over 90 LibLime Koha libraries will be using Solr in production.
Solr is the popular open source enterprise search platform from the Apache Lucene project. Solr is highly scalable, providing distributed search and index replication. It powers the search and navigation features of many of the world's largest internet sites. For more information regarding Apache Solr, visit http://lucene.apache.org/solr/.
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.