North Bethesda, MD, March 7, 2013- The Berthoud Community Library District, located in Berthoud, Colorado, has joined the Colorado Library Consortium (CLiC) and is now live on the AspenCat LibLime Koha union catalog.
The Berthoud Library District staff worked with LibLime Project Management to migrate bibliographic, item, and patron data from their legacy ILS system to LibLime Koha 4.14. The Berthoud Community Library District will enjoy autonomy within the CLiC union catalog, as LibLime Koha 4.14 includes the Solr search engine with full faceted searching, 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. Berthoud 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 Berthoud Community Library District, over 360,000 bibliographic records are now included in the CLiC AspenCat LibLime Koha union catalog.
About the Berthoud Community Library District
The Berthoud Community Library District was established in 1931 by the Berthoud Women's Club and fully staffed by volunteers. Sixty four years later, the dream of a separate library facility became a reality when the current library facility opened in 1995. In addition to many volunteers, the library is now staffed by a library director, a fulltime youth services librarian, and several assistants. The Berthoud Community Library District strives to provide access to popular and informational books, other materials, and services that inform, educate, and culturally enrich the people of the Berthoud Community.
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.