North Bethesda, MD, October 17, 2013- The Dundy County Public Library, located in Benkelman, NE, has joined the Pioneer Consortium and will participate in the Pioneer LibLime union catalog for all collection and patron management services.
The Dundy County Public Library staff will work with LibLime Project Managers to migrate bibliographic, item, and patron data from its legacy ILS system. Dundy County Public Library will enjoy autonomy within the LibLime Koha union catalog, as LibLime Koha 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. Dundy patrons will also benefit from other functionality in the software sponsored by Pioneer, such as Enriched EDI for acquisitions and expanded fines and fees support in circulation.
About the Dundy County Public Library
The present-day Dundy County Public Library was founded in 1932 as the Benkelman Women's Club Library. Five years later, the library was moved to a room in the courthouse and operated by Women's Club volunteers. With some additional funding secured, the Benkelman Women's Club secured a lease in the Municipal Building for the library, where it was moved to in 1957 and renamed the Dundy County Library. The Dundy County Public Library has remained in the Municipal Building since the 1950s and continues to serve the residents of Dundy County, Nebraska.
About the Pioneer Consortium
The Pioneer Consortium continues to expand the number of members that share the LibLime Koha union catalog. The successes of the early members of the consortium are noticed by more and more libraries around the state and the consortium membership continues to grow. One of the main attractions is access to the LibLime Koha union catalog.
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 archivalware.net