COLUMBUS, OH --Sept. 11, 2009-- LibLime, the leader in open-source solutions for libraries, announced today the launch of LibLime Enterprise Koha.
LibLime Enterprise Koha is built on over two years of completed customer-sponsored development, including several highly-anticipated academic and consortia features. This Software as a Service offering on LibLime's new cloud computing platform will also feature regular monthly releases as additional customer-sponsored development is completed. Starting in October, LibLime will begin the rollout of this solution to Koha ZOOM Hosted customers.
A public software release of each version of LibLime Enterprise Koha will occur periodically, after the sponsoring library and LibLime's customers have had adequate time to ensure that the codebase is of sufficient quality and stability to be contributed back to the Koha Community. LibLime Enterprise Koha software releases will be available from the download page of LibLime's Website.
LibLime Enterprise Koha represents a business process change for LibLime and is an adaptive response to balance customer requirements and business sustainability. LibLime will now be focusing all development efforts on the LibLime Enterprise Koha codebase. All custom sponsored development projects will now fall into a single release schedule, overseen by LibLime.
"Just to make one thing crystal clear: All of LibLime's development efforts will be available to the library community under an open-source license," says LibLime CEO, Joshua Ferraro. "These are process changes, not philosophical changes. As the leader in open-source solutions for libraries, LibLime is 100% committed to the open-source movement."
"We've seen an explosion of growth over the past two years in both LibLime's customer base and interest in Koha," says Tina Burger, VP Marketing for LibLime.
"This rapid growth necessitated close examination of the company's business processes to ensure LibLime's future sustainability as a company and ongoing customer success," she continues. "Since open source is still an emerging business model in libraries, we looked carefully at successful open-source communities in other industries to formulate our plan for future growth. LibLime Enterprise Koha blends the best practices of the most successful open-source communities."
Features currently available in LibLime Enterprise Koha include:
- Support for the MARC21 Holdings standard
- GetIt Acquisitions
- ábiblios.net Cataloging
- Patron Proxies
- Call Slips
- Hourly Loans
- Permission granularity
- A new reporting interface
- ISBN-13 support
- Email Checkout Slips
- Enhanced consortia support
Features in the pipeline for LibLime Enterprise Koha include:
- Browse Indexes
- Global Update Tool
- Barcodeless Checkouts
- Multiple Copy Holds
- >and more
The solution is backed by LibLime technical support and includes access to a new LibLime Customer Website which features: Customer Wish Lists, a Software Roadmap, LibLime-specific Documentation Center and other support information.
For more information about LibLime Enterprise Koha or to obtain pricing information, visit: http://www.liblime.com/products/koha/liblime-enterprise-koha
About LibLime Enterprise Koha
LibLime Enterprise Koha couples the award-winning Koha Community baseline with the latest enterprise enhancements sponsored by LibLime customers. Backed by LibLime support and documentation, LibLime Enterprise Koha represents the most advanced and comprehensive open-source ILS solution available to libraries.
For more information, visit http://liblime.com.
To try out LibLime Enterprise Koha for yourself, visit LibLime's demos: http://liblime.com/demos
LibLime is the global leader in open-source solutions for libraries, with a mission to make open source accessible to libraries. Rather than sell software licenses for static, hard-to-customize software products, LibLime 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. LibLime then facilitates implementation of open-source in libraries by providing outstanding development, customization, support and training solutions--solutions tailored to each library's needs. For more information, see http://liblime.com.