Haxtun Public Library Joins LibLime Koha and the Colorado Library Consortium
North Bethesda, MD, May 9, 2013- The Haxtun Public Library, located in Haxtun, Colorado, has joined the Colorado Library Consortium (CLiC) and is scheduled to go live on the AspenCat LibLime Koha union catalog.
The Haxtun Public Library staff will work with LibLime Project Management in the upcoming months to migrate bibliographic, item, and patron data from their legacy ILS system to the LibLime Koha application. Haxtun Public Library will enjoy autonomy within the CLiC union catalog, as LibLime Koha includes support for local ownership of patron records, local ownership of items records linked to communal bibliographic records, and OPAC group searching for pre-designated collections. Haxtun Public Library patrons will also benefit from resource sharing in the consortium, which is managed by the expanded functionality in the Holds Queue service.
About Haxtun Public Library
The Haxtun Public Library provides lending and reference services for all of Haxtun’s residents. The Haxtun Public Library holds various fundraisers and events and recently hosted author Stephanie Blake at the library to sign copies of her book, “The Marble Queen.”
About the Colorado Library Consortium (CLiC)
CLiC, headquartered in Centennial, Colorado, serves over 450 libraries throughout the state. 35 of these libraries are part of the AspenCat LibLime Koha union catalog. Currently the database includes close to 660,000 items. Resource sharing is one of the key components of the system with libraries requesting over 1,200 items from each other every month. Requests are growing as more patrons discover how easy it is to request an item not held at his or her home library. CLiC is committed to maintaining AspenCat as a fully featured, patron-focused system. In partnership with the Colorado State Library, AspenCat offers integration with external databases using EZproxy, integration through the State Library’s Plinkit-based web site hosting service, and interconnectivity with SWIFT, the statewide ILL system. AspenCat also currently offers a cooperative purchase for downloadable audio books from Recorded Books and ebooks from the 3M Library Cloud system. For more information, please contact Shannon O’Grady at 303-422-1150 or SOGrady@clicweb.org.
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.