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1801 Research Boulevard Suite 310
Rockville, Maryland 20850
United States
Phone: 301-654-8088
Web site: https://www.liblime.com
Email: info@ptfs.com

Resource Management Products (ILS or LSP)

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Bibliovation
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Koha -- LibLime
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Executive Leadership

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John Yokley
Chief Executive Officer
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Todd Glass
Cofounder and Principal
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Dan Quinn
Vice President, Sales and Marketing
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Jennifer Black
Director, Technical Assistance Center
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Patrick Jones
Director of Library Solutions and Services

Company Ownership

Progressive Technology Federal Systems Inc. is privately owned.

Mergers and Acquisitions

Mergers and Acquisitions for PTFS

Documents or articles featuring PTFS

Breeding, Marshall. Reshaping the Open Source ILS Sector. May 2010. Smart Libraries Newsletter. Several developments transpired over recent weeks related to the open source Koha ILS that reshape the niche of the library automation industry. Through its acquisition of LibLime, PTFS emerges as the dominant commercial support company for Koha. Equinox Software represents new competition as it expands its scope of interest beyond the Evergreen ILS to Koha. ByWater Solutions, though a small firm, continues to attract clients for Koha services and completed its first year of business. The rift between LibLime and external Koha developers continues. Those involved with Koha outside of Lib- Lime recently established a separate Web presence.

Breeding, Marshall. LibLime Launches LibLime Enterprise Koha, or, Rift Splits the Koha Development Community. November 2009. Smart Libraries Newsletter. LibLime has launched an enhanced version of the open source Koha ILS, called LibLimeEnterprise Koha (LLEK), hosted on a highly-scaleable platform and designed to offer abroader set of functionality with high reliability and fast performance. LLEK makes useof Amazon’s platform-as-a-service cloud computing infrastructure. LibLime’s launch of a private hosted version, though legally compliant with GPL, has enraged the other companies involved with Koha. Deep animosity now exists between LibLime and the other companies and individuals involved in the support and development of Koha. The prevailing view among the developers external to LibLime is that there has been a fork in Koha development, a state where multiple independent versions split apart with significant variations.

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News Announcements

September 12, 2017. Utah Department of Transportation awards PTFS contract to use Knowvation GS as enterprise Geospatial Content Management System. Progressive Technology Federal Systems announced that it received a contract award from Utah Department of Transportation for its flagship Knowvation GS Geospatial Content Management Systems.


June 21, 2016. PTFS integrates Knowvation GS with ClearTerra LocateXT technology and will showcase at the Esri User Conference in San Diego June 28 – 30, 2016. Progressive Technology Federal Systems announced that it has integrated ClearTerra LocateXT software with its flagship Knowvation GS Geospatial Content Management Systems to enhance Knowvation’s ability to geotag unstructured text.


May 7, 2016. PTFS’ Release of Knowvation GS Version 5.5 at GEOINT 2016. Progressive Technology Federal Systems Inc, a provider of Enterprise Content Management solutions, has released version 5.5 of its flagship product line, Knowvation GS. PTFS will showcase the enhanced Knowvation GS offering in booth #415 at the GEOINT 2016 Symposium being held May 15-18 at the Gaylord Palms Resort and Convention Center in Orlando, FL. PTFS will demonstrate the critical role the product can play in mission areas such as Disaster and Emergency Response.


March 23, 2016. PTFS Supports GPO’s Move to Cloud Technology with Library Community Websites. Progressive Technology Federal Systems announced that, working under contract with the U.S. Government Publishing Office and using Amazon Web Service, it has completed transitioning GPO’s Integrated Library System public websites to the cloud. As GPO continues to embrace digital technological innovation, this move supports the White House’s Federal Cloud First policy that encourages agencies to take advantage of cloud computing opportunities.


September 29, 2015. PTFS to attend ASPRS UAS Mapping Conference in Reno, Nevada. Progressive Technology Federal Systems Inc, will showcase their Droneware and Knowvation GS Geospatial Content Management System (GeoCMS) software at the ASPRS UAS Mapping Technical Symposium on September 29-30. 2015 in Reno, Nevada. Droneware and Knowvation GS facilitate the storage, discovery and dissemination of virtually any type of sensor data captured by a UAS or UAV.


August 21, 2015. PTFS to Demo Multi-INT Change Detection Service with Social Media Feed at DoDIIS Conference. Progressive Technology Federal Systems Inc. (PTFS), a provider of Enterprise Content Management (ECM) solutions, will demonstrate a Multi-INT change detection service at the 2015 Department of Defense Intelligence Information Systems Worldwide Conference (DoDIIS). The new service enables clients to correlate change on the earth’s surface with other geospatial and textual information, as well as social media feeds, to gain a comprehensive understanding about the change.


July 16, 2015. PTFS to Unveil Droneware Geospatial Content Management System for unmanned aerial systems at Esri Conference. Progressive Technology Federal Systems introduced Droneware, a Geospatial Content Management System (GeoCMS) for Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS). Droneware facilitates the storage, discovery and dissemination of virtually any type of sensor data captured by a UAS or Unmanned Aerial Vehicle.


June 24, 2015. PTFS announces availability of Knowvation GS in AWS Marketplace. Progressive Technology Federal Systems, provider of Knowvation, an Enterprise Content Management System suite, announced that its Knowvation GS geospatial application is available as a listing in Amazon Web Services Marketplace. AWS Marketplace enables customers to compare options, read reviews, and quickly find and deploy software. Visitors to AWS Marketplace can use 1-Click deployment to launch Knowvation GS which is available for consumption on an hourly basis.


June 16, 2015. PTFS to Rebrand ArchivalWare Enterprise Content Management as Knowvation at GEOINT 2015. Progressive Technology Federal Systems Inc, a provider of Enterprise Content Management solutions, has upgraded and rebranded ArchivalWare, its flagship product line, as Knowvation. PTFS will demonstrate the enhanced Knowvation ECM offering and the roles it can play in Activity-Based Intelligence at GEOINT 2015.


May 21, 2015. PTFS meets with thought leaders at CIL. At the 2015 Computers in Libraries conference, LibLime, a Division of PTFS met with 25 of the library world’s thought leaders to hear their opinions on how vendors can better serve the library profession. The discussion was robust; exciting customer focused ideas were exchanged.


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Corporate Chronology

Mar 15, 2010 PTFS acquires LibLime from Metavore, Inc.
PTFS, an industry-leading library solutions provider and developer of the ArchivalWare digital library and content management software, has acquired LibLime, the global leader in open-source software solutions for libraries. Combining the PTFS and Liblime Koha operations will bring nearly 150 organizations totaling over 700 libraries into the PTFS Koha customer support group. The acquisition establishes PTFS as the world’s largest company providing open-source ILS solutions for libraries.

Nov 2007 PTFS Europe founded by Nick Dimant and Jonathan Field as distributor for ArchivalWare
Nick Dimant (Managing Director) and Jonathan Field (Technical Director) announced the launch of PTFS Europe, a company formed to distribute and support the software products of PTFS, Inc., the leading provider of digital arching solutions in North America. The flagship PTFS product is ArchivalWare, a web-based, full-text search and retrieval system for digital libraries.

Feb 22, 2007 LibLime acquires Katipo Communications' Koha Division
LibLime acquires Katipo Communications' Koha Division, the organization that originally created Koha for the Horowhenua Library Trust in New Zealand.

Jan 2005 LibLime founded
LibLime founded by former staff from Nelsonville Public Library.

1996 Katipo Communications founded by Rachel Hamilton-Williams

1995 Progressive Technology Federal Systems Inc. co-founded by John Yokley and Todd Glass

Annual Accomplishments Statements

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2017 PTFS Accomplishments Narrative

LibLime continue to enhance existing modules in the system including rewrites of several new modules including reports, serials, & item cataloging; as well as substantial functional upgrades to circulation, acquisitions, and the Discovery Layer. LibLime also made substantial new development towards a stand-alone Discovery Layer which should be completed and taken to market in late 2018. We continued to apply stringent security and privacy safeguards into the application as required by U. S. Federal Government libraries, including several Authority-To-Operate (ATO) certifications from different agencies in both the civilian and defense sectors of the Government. These ATOs follow FedRAMP and FISMA guidelines for the C&A process. [View Narrative for 2015] [View Narrative for 2014] [View Narrative for 2012] [View Narrative for 2011] [View Narrative for 2010] [View Narrative for 2009]