COLUMBUS, OH - October 1, 2009 - LibLime, the leader in open-source solutions for libraries, has announced that Hiwassee College Library is now live on LibLime Enterprise Koha.
The Library's system is installed, operated and maintained at one of LibLime's carrier-class data centers and distributed via Software as a Service on LibLime's cloud computing platform.
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.
"Maria Laude, our LibLime trainer, was very authoritative and informative. We not only learned about the catalog but we also had a lot of fun in the process!" said Tollie Banker, Library Director, Hiwassee College.
"Moreover, I have to say that our whole experience with LibLime has been very positive," Tollie continued. "They have graciously accommodated our quick deadline, dealt willingly with our many problems and also provided wonderful customer support."
"Working with Hiwassee College on their decision to select LibLime as their service and support provider was a very satisfying experience," said Marc Roberson, VP Library Partners at LibLime. "By partnering with LibLime, Hiwassee College will have a vehicle to assist the library in moving forward with new technology that will grow with it as it continues a rich tradition of providing its students and faculty with outstanding resources."
About Hiwassee College Library
Since opening its doors in 1849, Hiwassee College has been committed to providing great beginnings for its students. Hiwassee is a residential coeducational liberal arts college with historic ties to the Methodist Church. The campus, located in the foothills of the Smokey Mountains, occupies 60 acres of a 400-acre tract owned by the college. The mission of the college is to "provide quality education for all students in an atmosphere that promotes intellectual pursuit, spiritual growth, and social and personal responsibility."
The Hardwick-Johnston Memorial Library was built in 1955 and currently holds approximately 30,000 volumes. Students have access to numerous electronic databases and over 80 current magazines and newspapers. The library also houses a computer lab and comfortable study areas. There are two librarians and two library assistants on staff to help students with their research needs.
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.