COLUMBUS, OH - September 23, 2009 - LibLime, the leader in open-source solutions for libraries, and WALDO (Westchester Academic Library Directors Organization) have announced that SIT Graduate Institute has selected LibLime Enterprise Koha for their next integrated library system (ILS).
The Library has selected LibLime's fully-managed LibLime Enterprise Koha 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 SIT Graduate Institute to take advantage of the discounts available to WALDO members for LibLime services.
LibLime Enterprise Koha is built on over two years of completed customer-sponsored development, including several highly-anticipated academic and consortia features. This Software as a Service offering on LibLime's new cloud computing platform will also feature regular monthly releases as additional customer-sponsored development is completed.
"Libraries are benefiting greatly from open-source software," said Pamela Contakos, Librarian for Digital Collections & Electronic Resources. "The ability to share customizations and the flexibility that is offered by open-source software was a huge reason for us choosing Koha."
Pamela adds: "The ability to control costs with a robust product and support from LibLime were also very influential factors."
New features currently available in LibLime Enterprise Koha include:
- Support for the MARC21 Holdings Standard
- GetIt Acquisitions
- ‡biblios.net Cataloging
- Patron Proxies
- Call Slips
- Hourly Loans
- Permission Granularity
- New Reporting Interface
- ISBN-13 Support
- Email Checkout Slips
- Enhanced Consortia Support
About SIT Graduate Institute
World Learning is a global non-profit organization with operations in more than 75 countries. Through its international education programs – The Experiment in International Living, SIT Study Abroad, and SIT Graduate Institute – World Learning fosters global citizenship by connecting over 3,000 young ambassadors annually across cultural differences and social barriers.
Through its International Development Programs, World Learning practices what it teaches, undertaking community-driven international development, training and exchange projects in 20 countries. Over 75 years, World Learning has built a deep and diverse array of offerings and services that transform lives and strengthen the capacity of communities and institutions to address pressing global needs.
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.
About LibLime Enterprise Koha
LibLime Enterprise Koha couples the award-winning Koha Community baseline with the latest enterprise enhancements sponsored by LibLime customers. Backed by LibLime support and documentation, LibLime Enterprise Koha represents the most advanced and comprehensive open-source ILS solution available to libraries.
For more information, visit http://liblime.com.
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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.