Bethesda, MD—March 24, 2010—Progressive Technology Federal Systems, Inc. (PTFS), an industry-leading library solutions provider, has added Amy De Groff as Transition Manager for the LibLime acquisition. Mrs. De Groff, most recently Director of Information Technology for Howard County Library, is pleased to return to PTFS to serve in this role.
PTFS’s primary focus during the transition process is on enhancing customer support for the LibLime contracts, and Mrs. De Groff’s expertise and talents line up perfectly with these goals. With over 15 years of experience in libraries, archives, records and knowledge management, Mrs. De Groff was an ideal fit at Transition Manager.
"Libraries using and/or considering using Koha are on the right path." De Groff explains, "Because these libraries grasp the fundamental reason for having an online inventory of materials is to make information available to and for customers. Koha offers unparalleled opportunities for libraries to provide unique and innovative services to their customers – meeting these customers where they already are – on the web."
Mrs. De Groff brings a proven track record to the transition project; under De Groff’s direction, 3 out of 4 computers managed by Howard County Library’s IT department were upgraded to run nearly exclusively open source software – during this upgrade computers offered to customers and staff increased and requests for technical support on computers declined.
Mrs. De Groff continued, "I have seen the value open source software can bring to an organization and I think PTFS is a firm with the talent, commitment, and track record to help many libraries set ambitious goals for their ILS deployments – and achieve them all."
About PTFS, Inc.
Founded in 1995, PTFS is a library centric company and is the developer of the ArchivalWare content management software. PTFS has provided commercial ILS systems integration, implementation, and support since its inception. In 2008, PTFS entered the open-source library marketplace in 2008, developing, implementing, and supporting Koha ILS solutions. Providing digital library and content management solutions for over a decade, PTFS is experienced in executing complete turn-key solutions as well as on-site library staffing and consulting services. For more information, see www.ptfs.com.