North Bethesda, MD. February 28, 2012. LibLime, a Division of PTFS and WALDO (Westchester Academic Library Directors Organization), announce that the Connecticut Historical Society has successfully migrated to LibLime Academic Koha.
The Connecticut Historical Society worked with LibLime's project management staff on data migration, system configuration, and training.
Barbara Austen, Florence S. Marcy Crofut Archivist remarked, "We are totally enjoying the LibLime Academic Koha system. I love being able to make changes to records so easily and adding items to holdings is a breeze compared to our procedure before. The staff members seem to like the new system, too--I did a demonstration for them, showing them how they could create lists when they had a research project to do. It is also more customizable--we keep changing the ‘new books' featured on the opening page, and the illustration in the upper left can be easily changed as well."
Barbara is very impressed with the depth of functionality and new development frequently added to LibLime Academic Koha. She explained "My only regret is that I simply do not have the time to totally familiarize myself with the various parts of the system, and to play with XSLT in the sandbox. "
Barbara also noted that Maria Laude, LibLime Customer Liaison Librarian, is a "terrific trainer".
Now that Connecticut Historical Society is live on LibLime Academic Koha, they will enjoy the benefits of LibLime's support and hosting in a distributed computing cloud platform.
About the Connecticut Historical Society
The Connecticut Historical Society is a private, not-for-profit museum, library, research and educational center. Their mission is to inspire and foster a life-long interest in history through exhibitions, programs, and Connecticut-related collections, because improving knowledge of the ¬past enhances understanding of the present and the ability to meet the challenges of the future. Founded in 1825, the Connecticut Historical Society houses an extensive and comprehensive Connecticut-related collection of manuscripts, printed material, artifacts and images that document social, cultural, and family history.
Westchester Academic Library Directors Organization (WALDO) is a membership organization supporting the procurement & administration of electronic information services for libraries since 1982. Supporting over 900 member libraries, WALDO offers consortial discounts for over 5,000 products and services. For more information, please visit http://www.waldolib.org or contact Robert Karen at (800) 326-6495 ext. 1 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Other advantages of choosing a LibLime solution through the WALDO consortium include volume discounts, standard contracts, consolidated renewals and invoicing and centralized billing. Participation in the LibLime discounts through WALDO is available to all WALDO full, associate and limited members.
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.