North Bethesda, MD, January 17, 2013- The Conejos County Library District, located in La Jara and Antonito, Colorado, has joined the Colorado Library Consortium (CLiC) and is now live on the AspenCat LibLime Koha union catalog.
The Conejos County Library District staff worked with LibLime Project Management to migrate bibliographic, item, and patron data from their legacy ILS system to LibLime Koha. The Conejos County Library District will enjoy autonomy within the CLiC union catalog, as the LibLime Koha ILS includes support for local ownership of patron records; local ownership of items records linked to communal bibliographic records and OPAC group searching for pre-designated collections. Conejos patrons will also benefit from resource sharing in the consortium, which is managed by the expanded functionality in the Holds Queue service.
With the addition of Conejos County Library District, over 587,000 items are now included in the CLiC AspenCat LibLime Koha union catalog.
About the Conejos County Library District
The Conejos County Library District strives to support the educational, social, and economic development of the Conejos community by developing and providing a rich mix of cultural and informational services responsive to the Conejos residents' needs. To fulfill its mission, the library's long term goals include enlarging the usefulness of the library by providing readers with advisory information and reference services, providing adequate and efficient physical facilities, and selecting, organizing, and procuring printed and other materials that will contribute to the dissemination of knowledge.
About the Colorado Library Consortium (CLiC)
CLiC, headquartered in Centennial, Colorado, serves over 400 libraries throughout the state. 35 of these libraries are part of the AspenCat LibLime Koha union catalog. Currently the database includes over 587,000 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, they have added links to external databases (EzProxy), Plinket-hosted website access, and SWIFT interconnectivity. They are also currently offering a cooperative purchase for downloadable audio books from Recorded Books, and ebooks from the 3M Library Cloud system. For more information, please contact Shannon O'Grady at 303-422-1150 or SOGrady@clicweb.org.
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.