ATHENS, OH--August 11, 2008-- LibLime, the leader in open-source solutions for libraries, announced today that the New Durham Public Library in New Hampshire has selected a Koha Classic hosted solution for their next integrated library system.
New Durham Public Library's collection will be hosted off site at one of LibLime's secure data centers. The Library has also contracted with LibLime for data migration and support on their Koha system.
"I was attracted to Koha initially because it's open source. (I've got four computers running Ubuntu here!)," says Library Director Max Crowe. "I actually installed Koha myself on my desktop, so I was able to get a feel for it," Max explains. "I briefly flirted with the idea of just doing it all myself, but it became apparent pretty quickly that it was going to be a more cost-effective use of my time to contract out to LibLime."
Though small, the library sees a dramatic increase in visitors each summer--as New Durham is second home to many Bostonians. Koha will offer the library a significant upgrade from their previous system-- including an impressive new OPAC.
Max has this to say to other directors considering a move to Koha: "Koha is a grand innovation for a small library. It gives you all the 'toys' that the big kids have, but is manageable and affordable. Plus, if you're a techie, you can install it yourself and kick the wheels a little. What's not to love?"
About New Durham Public Library
New Durham Public Library has a collection of around 12,000 items. Their website is online at: http://ndpl.typepad.com/
Since it was first put into production in early 2000, Koha has enabled new realities of open access, affordability, and free innovation for hundreds of libraries around the world. Koha has lived up to its name, which means 'Gift' in the Maori language of New Zealand. From the outset, many libraries understood the power of this gift. They downloaded it, they installed it, they changed it, and they contributed their solutions back to the library community.
To learn more about the Koha project, visit: http://koha.org
To try out 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.