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Facing History and Ourselves to Migrate to LibLime Enterprise Koha

Press Release: LibLime [November 20, 2009]

Copyright (c) 2009 LibLime

Abstract: LibLime announced that Facing History and Ourselves has selected LibLime Enterprise Koha for their next integrated library system. The Library's system will be installed, operated and maintained at one of LibLime's carrier-class data centers and distribution is via Software as a Service on LibLime's cloud computing platform.


COLUMBUS, OH - November 20, 2009 - LibLime, the leader in open-source solutions for libraries, has announced that Facing History and Ourselves has selected LibLime Enterprise Koha for their next integrated library system.

The Library's system will be installed, operated and maintained at one of LibLime's carrier-class data centers and distribution is 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.

"We believe that open-source software options provide flexibility and cost savings and are the direction of the future," said Tracy O'Brien, Director, Library Services.

"Koha gives us the opportunity to have a web-based, user-friendly Integrated Library System (ILS). Our organizationís library and non-library staff will find it much easier to use than our current system," Tracy explained.

"Our selection of Koha also represents our desire to be a part of the open- source community and to reduce software licensing and hosting costs." O'Brien added: "Koha will work well with our open-source contact management and web content management systems."

"LibLime is very happy to be working together with Facing History and Ourselves as they install Koha to extend the reach of their library to their broad network of students and teachers," said Susan Buchanan, VP Library Partners at LibLime. "The open-source concepts of Koha is a natural fit for the mission and vision of this remarkable organization and LibLime is proud to welcome them to the growing family of diverse libraries we support."

About Facing History and Ourselves

Facing History and Ourselves is an international educational organization that engages students of diverse backgrounds in an examination of racism, prejudice and antisemitism in order to promote the development of a more humane and informed citizenry. By studying the historical development and lessons of the Holocaust and other examples of genocide, students make the essential connection between history and the moral choices they confront in their own lives. Facing History reaches 1.9 million students each year through a network of 28,000 educators.

The Facing History and Ourselves library serves eligible educators through our headquarters in Brookline, Massachusetts, as well as a system of nine regional libraries in the United States, Canada and England. The collection includes books, DVDs/videos and multimedia materials to support teaching and research that support the key themes of the Facing History and Ourselves program, including the Holocaust and civil rights.

Facing History's website receives more than 700,000 visits from people in 215 countries, with 2.6 million page views. Learn more at facinghistory.org.

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. To try out LibLime Enterprise Koha for yourself, visit LibLime's demos: http://liblime.com/demos

About LibLime

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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Publication Year:2009
Type of Material:Press Release
Language English
Issue:November 20, 2009
Publisher:LibLime
Company: LibLime
Products: Koha
Subject: System announcements -- selection
Record Number:14380
Last Update:2012-12-29 14:06:47
Date Created:2009-11-20 11:10:18