COLUMBUS, OH - March 30, 2009 - LibLime, the leader in open-source solutions for libraries, and WALDO (Westchester Academic Library Directors Organization) have announced that Warren County Community College (WCCC) in New Jersey has selected Koha ZOOM for their next integrated library system (ILS).
The library has selected LibLime's fully-managed Koha ZOOM Hosted package. In this model, the system is installed, operated and maintained at one of LibLime's carrier-class data centers. LibLime will provide the library with installation, data migration, systems administration, ongoing maintenance, software development and staff training. Joining the WALDO consortium will enable Warren County Community College to take advantage of the discounts available to WALDO members for LibLime services.
Why choose Koha?
"WCCC library wishes to be in the forefront of technology innovation in the information sciences to better service our students and faculty," explains David Orenstein, Library Director at WCCC.
"Migrating to Koha makes economic sense, improves access to our collections and allows us to be the first College in the state to move to the open-source platform," he adds.
David has this to say to other directors considering a move to Koha:
"Koha is here, it is tested and has shown itself to be a valuable research tool. Open source is the next step in ILS evolution and the community of libraries moving to Koha shows that it has an important and growing place at the table."
About Warren County Community College (WCCC)
WCCC has the distinction of being one of the fastest growing community colleges in the country. The college is fully accredited through Middle-states, has an NLNAC accredited nursing program, as well as, academic (degree and certification) and continuing education curriculums which support the employment and intellectual growth of the community.
Westchester Academic Library Directors Organization (WALDO) is a membership organization supporting the procurement & administration of electronic information services for libraries since 1982. Supporting over 900 member libraries, WALDO offers consortial discounts for over 5,000 products and services. For more information, please visit the WALDO Website located at http://www.waldolib.org or contact Robert Karen at (800) 326-6495 ext. 1 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Other advantages of choosing a LibLime solution through the WALDO consortium include volume discounts, standard contracts, consolidated renewals and invoicing and centralized billing. Participation in the LibLime discounts through WALDO is available to all WALDO full, associate and limited members.
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 small and medium-sized 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.
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.