Bethesda, MD – May 6, 2010 – LibLime, a division of PTFS, has announced that the Antonelli College Library in Cincinnati, OH will be implementing Koha for their first Integrated Library System (ILS).
"Antonelli College is excited to move forward with our implementation of Koha. This will be the first ever ILS for Antonelli College, so we are excited to offer library services to our students, staff, and faculty, "said Tracey Stivers, Antonelli College Librarian.
Antonelli College Library has selected the LibLime fully-managed Koha implementation package. In this model, the system is installed, operated and maintained at one of the LibLime carrier-class data centers. LibLime will provide Antonelli College with system configuration, data migration, staff training, and annual maintenance/ hosting.
"We picked Koha after reviewing multiple proprietary and open source ILS products, because it seemed to offer the most value for the price. Due to our current staff (only one part-time librarian) and resources, we are very pleased with the setup, support, and hosting options that LibLime - PTFS offers," said Stivers. "Koha offers many great features, including course reserves, serials control, and rich acquisitions functionality, which are integral for an academic library."
"We’re very happy to welcome the Antonelli College Library into our family of Koha customers," said PTFS CEO John Yokley. "The costs of automating a library collection for the first time can be very high using commercial ILS applications, and it requires a lot of staff time. With our LibLime Koha implementation, we offer libraries a very cost-effective approach that reduces staff time and completes the process in three months, rather than the traditional six – nine months in the commercial environment. We are very excited to be working with the Antonelli College Library staff to implement Koha and we will be providing a wealth of technical and library experience to insure that their ‘go-live’ is a success."
About Antonelli College
Antonelli College, a well-known part of the visual arts community in Cincinnati, Ohio since 1947, has held to the traditions of, quality teaching in the fields of visual arts and business, and presenting students with the opportunity to develop their gifts and talents into professional skills. The primary goal of Antonelli College is to create an environment that prepares each graduate to become a qualified professional and a well-rounded individual. Antonelli College offers the quality training that is essential for students who wish to acquire the skills necessary to gain a competitive edge in the business world today. The Antonelli College philosophy of teaching is a combination of direct involvement and critical thinking. Direct involvement means hands-on training and real-world education. Individuals become competent in the use of the many tools and techniques of their chosen careers. Antonelli College is accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges.
About LibLime, a division of PTFS
LibLime is the global leader in open-source solutions for libraries. 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.