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American Craft Council goes live on LibLime Koha
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American Craft Council goes live on LibLime Koha

Bethesda, MD – September 23rd, 2011 – LibLime, a Division of PTFS, announces that the American Craft Council (ACC) has successfully migrated to LibLime Koha.

The American Craft Council (ACC) worked with LibLime’s project management staff on data migration, system configuration, and training. LibLime also provided the ACC with data conversion services by generating MARC records for thousands of descriptive records that were in non-MARC format. Now that ACC is live on LibLime Koha, they will enjoy the benefits of LibLime’s support and hosting in our distributed computing cloud platform.

When asked about her implementation experience, Jessica Shaykett, Librarian at ACC said, “We came to LibLime Koha with the challenging task of migrating data that wasn’t entirely in MARC format. The team at LibLime really thought outside the box when it came to migrating the data. They pushed to ensure we would end up with high-quality, compatible bibliographic and item records. The staff was always available to answer systems-related questions in the greatest detail. We are very pleased to have made the switch to LibLime Koha – as new features and software enhancements are constantly coming available, we look forward to having a web-based catalog that continues to develop and meet our unique needs as a special library.”

About the American Craft Council
The American Craft Council is a national, nonprofit educational organization founded in 1943. The mission of the Council is to ‘champion craft’ by promoting the understanding and appreciation of contemporary American craft. The Library, located in the historic Grain Belt Brewery in Minneapolis, maintains a comprehensive collection of print and visual materials on American craft with an emphasis on the period since 1940. The Library holdings include over 6,400 books, 7,000 exhibition catalogs, 700 bound volumes of leading periodicals, a substantial collection of artist files, the council archives, and the archives of the American Craft Museum.

About LibLime - PTFS
LibLime – PTFS is the global leader in open-source solutions for libraries. 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.

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