ATHENS, OH--October 24, 2007--LibLime, the leader in open-source solutions for libraries, announced today that three industry experts have joined LibLime's technology staff: Galen Charlton joins LibLime as Software Engineer, Library Systems; Chris Catalfo will specialize in software development; and Joe Atzberger will serve as Systems Administrator.
Earlier this week, LibLime announced their new offices to accommodate the rapid growth they are experiencing and today's announcement underscores that growth through the addition of three new team members. Consistent with the core mission of open-source software companies, these new members are focused on providing superior service to the LibLime community.
"It's a real honor to have these three guys joining our team," says Joshua Ferraro, LibLime's President of Technology. "We've already seen the community and the projects we support benefit tremendously from their combined expertise. Galen has nine years of experience working for a major proprietary company and comes highly recommended from the clients he has supported."
Ferraro continues: "Chris got his start at LibLime as a 2007 Google Summer of Code intern. In three short months, he's created an impressive web-based copy cataloging system which will be unveiled early 2008. Joe Atzberger (formerly of INFOhio) has strong knowledge of PERL and valuable experience managing and supporting integrated library systems."
Galen Charlton joins LibLime from Endeavor (formerly Ex Libris), where he specialized in ILS and ERMS migrations for the last nine years. Galen has a proven track record in the library automation industry and has worked with over two hundred libraries to perform timely and successful migrations for ILS, electronic resource management, and digital collection management products. Galen has a B.S. in Mathematics from Millersville University. While at Millersville, he performed one of the first Dynix to Voyager data migrations. He is also an experienced programmer in several languages including C++, Perl, and Java on Solaris and Linux.
"I've joined LibLime for the opportunity to participate in open-source software for libraries," says Galen. "I'm hoping to help usher in a new wave of ideas and a community-driven process for library automation."
Chris Catalfo joins LibLime as a software developer. He is a fluent perl programmer with extensive web development background. Chris graduated from Loyola College with a degree in International Business. In addition to a Master's in Italian, Chris is currently completing a Master's in Library Science. He worked for several years in academic libraries--including The Johns Hopkins University and University of North Carolina-- doing cataloging of monographs and rare books as well as developing scripts working with bibliographic records. He developed a web-based cataloging system to allow catalogers to search remote databases and catalog MARC records in an integrated editor as a part of his 2007 Google Summer of Code internship. He is excited to join LibLime to help libraries reach their goals using open-source software.
Joe Atzberger comes from INFOhio, where he managed automation systems and integration for 250 K-12 school libraries throughout the state of Ohio. Joe has a degree in Computer and Information Science and English Literature & Criticism (with Honors) from Ohio State University. He has joined the LibLime team as Systems Administrator.
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.