Philadelphia, PA, June 21, 2007 — A member Technology Caucus, led by Joe Lucia, University Librarian, Villanova University, has been convened to explore collaborative open source development opportunities. PALINET proposes that libraries can benefit by exploring open source integrated library system applications. Lucia asserts, "In a time of epocal change in the ILS marketplace, looking at open-source alternatives in a collaborative development environment would allow libraries to harness regional technical talent to expedite the cycle time to implementation and potentially reduce costs."
Responding to member interest, PALINET is partnering with LibLime to offer PALINET members discounted pricing for set-up and support for Koha Classic and Koha Zoom, a new product which includes a powerful search engine based on Zebra, a high-performance indexing and retrieval engine. Liblime provides migration, training, maintenance, and support featuring Koha Open Source ILS. For more information about Open Source applications and PALINET's Tech Caucus, contact Senior Technology Consultant, John Houser at firstname.lastname@example.org.
As the leader in open-source solutions for libraries, LibLime offers a refreshing alternative to expensive proprietary software. LibLime's mission is to make open-source software accessible to libraries by offering affordable and customizable open-source library technology solutions, such as Koha and Evergreen. LibLime also provides services on these software products including: migration assistance, staff training, and software maintenance, support, and development. For more information, visit www.liblime.com.
PALINET, a member-owned and governed regional library network, was founded in 1936 and is one of the largest U.S. networks, serving 600+ members throughout the mid-Atlantic region and beyond. PALINET trains over 1,400 people annually through its classroom and online distance education events, provides discounts on hundreds of library services from 80+ business partners through its group purchasing program, and is the region's provider of OCLC services. For the latest information on PALINET, visit www.palinet.org.