Hutchinson Memorial Library Joins the South Central Library System LibLime Koha Union Catalog
North Bethesda, MD, August 21, 2015- The Hutchinson Memorial Library in Randolph, Wisconsin will soon participate in the South Central Library System (SCLS) LibLime Koha union catalog for all collection and patron management services. Hutchinson Memorial Library staff will work with the SCLS ILS Support Team members and LibLime Project Management to migrate bibliographic, item and patron data from their legacy ILS system. Hutchinson staff will enjoy autonomy within the LibLime Koha 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. Hutchinson library patrons will also benefit from other functionality in the software sponsored by SCLS. With the addition of Hutchinson, there will be over 3.7 million records in the SCLS LibLime Koha union catalog.
About Hutchinson Memorial Library
The Village of Randolph has valued education and information through public libraries since 1872. In 1936 Mary Hutchinson Morris, bequeathed $22,000 and the land on which the current building now sits to the Village of Randolph for the purpose of building a free public library. The cornerstone dates the building, October 18, 1936. After sixty years the library needed more space, an updated electrical system to accommodate modern library technology and most important, it needed to be handicapped accessible. The National Register of Historic Places approved the new addition and it was opened December 8, 1997. The Village of Randolph now has a comfortable, busy, modern, library offering 100 year old books about the area, electronic books on iPod-like Play-Aways ©, wireless internet access, gaming computers, a unique reference collection, a whimsical children’s room and professional reference service.
About South Central Library System
The South Central Library System is a consortium of 53 member libraries that works to provide the best possible service to the public. SCLS assists its member libraries with sharing materials, providing members with guidance and direction in technology solutions, and supplying them with the training and expertise to cope with constantly changing technologies and demands for service. SCLS is a sponsor of many key features that have allowed LibLime Koha to be a feature-rich and innovative ILS solution. SCLS is an active leader within the LibLime Koha user group and works to help all LibLime customers benefit from their innovative ideas and services.
LibLime, a division of PTFS, is the global leader in providing support for open development Library Service Platforms (LSP). Rather than sell software licenses for static, hard-to-customize software products, LibLime educates libraries about the benefits of open development, enabling them to make choices about how best to provide their communities and staff with better technology services. LibLime then facilitates deployment of the LSP in libraries by providing outstanding consulting, development, implementation and support/hosting services. PTFS is also the developer of the world’s leading content management software, Knowvation, and specializes in meeting library personnel staffing requirements, digitization and metadata keying services. For more information, see http://liblime.com or http://ptfs.com.