ATHENS, OH--August 13, 2008-- LibLime, the leader in open-source solutions for libraries, and the Blue Mountains Public Library in Ontario, announced today that the Library has selected a Koha ZOOM hosted solution for their next integrated library system.
The Blue Mountains Public Library collection will be hosted off site at one of LibLime's secure data centers. The Library has also contracted with LibLime for data migration of their 38,000 bibliographic records, support, and training on their Koha system.
"We're pleased to be able to work with Liblime to bring Koha ZOOM to our community," says Carol Cooley, CEO of the Library. "We feel that we'll be using a powerful product that will greatly enhance service to our community but at an affordable price."
Carol continues: "I'm also pleased that we've made the decision to have LibLime host the software and assist us with implementation. In the long run, we expect this will be more cost effective than trying to hire staff to take care of the system in-house."
About Blue Mountains Public Library
Located in Thornbury, Ontario, Blue Mountains Public Library is widely recognized as a dynamic centre of community life. The Blue Mountains Public Library exists to enrich the lives of all members of our community by offering a wide range of materials, programs and services. For more information, visit: http://thebluemountainslibrary.ca/
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.
Several companies around the world support Koha, providing libraries with a full array of services including installation, migration assistance, data integrity testing, staff training, software maintenance, support and customization. To learn more about what services are available visit http://koha.org/support/.
About Koha ZOOM
Koha ZOOM represents a generational leap in Koha's development. Notably, it includes a powerful search engine based on Zebra, a high-performance indexing and retrieval engine. Koha ZOOM's search engine can read structured records in practically any input format (e.g., email, XML, MARC) and allows access to them through exact boolean search expressions and relevance-ranked free-text queries. It supports large databases (more than ten gigabytes of data, tens of millions of records) as well as incremental, safe database updates on live systems.
To try out Koha ZOOM 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.