Bethesda, MD – November 9, 2011 – LibLime, a division of PTFS, and WALDO (Westchester Academic Library Directors Organization) announce the production release of LibLime Academic Koha 4.8.
LibLime Academic Koha 4.8 has specific tools for authority records. With LibLime Academic Koha librarians can import MARC authority records, replace a brief or "stub" authority record with an updated record and link authority records to bibliographic records via the user interface. The workflow for managing this aspect of cataloging was designed by librarians and is user friendly and intuitive.
LibLime Academic Koha 4.8 has two new options for academic libraries interested in optimizing OPAC search response time. These options, controlled by systems preferences, allow for local customization of the OPAC search results page so that results details can be displayed in a speedy and user friendly way – without compromising system performance.
LibLime Academic Koha 4.8 includes a utility for batch editing of the metadata on item and summary (holdings) records. Using LibLime Academic Koha, staff can search for records, create a batch of records to edit, change multiple descriptors or fields, and make those changes, dynamically, in the ILS.
For over two years, LibLime has worked with Westchester Academic Library Directors Organization (WALDO), to build an ILS specifically for academic libraries. LibLime Academic Koha is the result. Designed, tested and used by academic librarians, LibLime Academic Koha offers the right platform for making an ILS be all that it can be. With LibLime and WALDO, academic librarians have the opportunity to work with like-minded professionals toward a shared goal of designing software that works for them.
Any library interested in becoming part of the LibLime Academic Koha development community should contact WALDO (Rob Karen at firstname.lastname@example.org or (866) 579-6051 ext. 101) or LibLime (Patrick Jones at email@example.com or (301) 654-8088 Ext. 127).
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 WALDO at www.waldolib.org or contact Rob Karen at firstname.lastname@example.org or (866) 579-6051 ext. 101. Other advantages of choosing a LibLime solution through WALDO include volume discounts, standard contracts, consolidated renewal and centralized billing. Participation in the LibLime discounts through WALDO is available to all WALDO members.
About LibLime, a division of PTFS
LibLime, a division of PTFS, is the global leader in professional Koha support. LibLime's robust staff of programmers, data specialists, librarians, system administrators and project managers, provides first class consulting, implementation, data migration, training, development, and maintenance/hosting services for Koha in libraries of all types and sizes. PTFS is the developer of the world's leading digital content management software, ArchivalWare, and also specializes in library staffing requirements, digitization, and systems integration. For more information, see liblime.com or ptfs.com or archivalware.net.