COLUMBUS, OH--January 23, 2009. LibLime, the leader in open-source solutions for libraries, announced today that the company is now offering support for Kete, an open-source community digital archive.
LibLime is offering the following Kete services for libraries: hosting, installation, support and training.
Kete is cutting-edge software that allows a community of users to collaboratively build a repository of historical and contemporary artifacts. Kete offers a complete multimedia experience, supporting upload and storage of:
- audio recordings
- video recordings
- web links
Kete also allows the descriptive information and meta-data content available in popular wiki applications.
"Kete is unique because it allows a library to share responsibility for building the archive with its community users and organizations such as local history, institutional repositories, museums and genealogical groups," says Joshua Ferraro, CEO of LibLime. "Kete solves two problems libraries face in maintaining an archive: lack of time and resources, and the reluctance of private collectors to share originals with the public for fear of damage and loss."
Flexible content mediation is key to Kete's support of this collaboration. Kete can either be moderated by staff, or be moderated by members of the community (like other popular wikis).
To demo Kete and to find out more information about Kete, visit: http://liblime.com/products/kete
Kete was created and first deployed in 2006 by the Horowhenua Library Trust in New Zealand-- the library who sponsored the original version of Koha. It was developed by Katipo Communications and has been released as open source. The blog is available online at: http://kete.net.nz
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.
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