Valparaiso Public Library has joined the Pioneer consortium and selected LibLime Koha as their new ILS. The library will be migrating from a hosted Follett Destiny system. The Pioneer LibLime Koha union catalog includes over 430,000 bibliographic records; over 1.1 million items; and also provides support to member libraries using various 3rd party complimentary applications such as telephone renewals, self-checkout machines, and PC reservation software.
"The Valparaiso Public Library Board of Trustees and Staff are extremely happy to have joined the Pioneer Consortium and the LibLime Koha Community", said Dr. Maria M. Cadwallader, the Valparaiso Library Director. "The Board is especially pleased that the change will reduce costs for online management of our catalog and patron records. I expect wonderful changes for staff members and patrons because the new ILS offers so many functional improvements over our old system. Staff members will immediately like the managerial changes -- everything from detailed statistical reports, to book labels, to overdue notices, which have been difficult to impossible on our old system. Patrons will appreciate the many things they will be able to do online, and patrons and staff will be grateful for the system's expanded search abilities."
About Valparaiso Public Library
The Valparaiso Public Library serves the community of Valparaiso, Nebraska, which includes those who live in the Village itself and those who live around it, primarily in the 68065 ZIP code area. The Village of Valparaiso is on Nebraska Hwy 79, about 20 miles northwest of Lincoln and 20 miles southwest of Wahoo. The Library is in the old bank building on the north side of Valparaiso's main business street. Hours are T-W 3-8 pm, Thr 1-8 pm, and Sat. 9-noon. The Library provides computers and Wi-Fi service for public use. For more information about the collection and about programs and services, visit their website at http://libraries.ne.gov/valparaiso
About LibLime - PTFS
LibLime – PTFS is the global leader in providing support for the Koha open source ILS. Rather than sell software licenses for static, hard-to-customize software products, the PTFS LibLime Division 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. The PTFS LibLime Division then facilitates deployment of Koha in libraries by providing outstanding consulting, development, implementation, and support/hosting for libraries of all types and sizes. PTFS is also the developer of the world's leading content management software, ArchivalWare, and specializes in meeting library personnel staffing requirements, digitization, and metadata keying services. For more information, see http://liblime.com or http://ptfs.com or http://archivalware.net.