LibLime Academic Koha offers advanced OPAC search options.
LibLime Announces New Features in LibLime Academic Koha
“By Academic Librarians for Academic Librarians”
Bethesda, MD – July 20, 2011 -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.
Designed with the academic searcher in mind, LibLime Academic Koha features key enhancements to the OPAC. The library can choose a search syntax option that allows phrase searching and Boolean searching from the basic Search box. The result is that LibLime Academic Koha offers researchers a user friendly and well designed OPAC for quality academic searching.
LibLime Academic Koha displays both the 100 and 600 MARC fields in the OPAC. The display of personal name fields provides researchers with another access point for retrieval and further information to use in analyzing the usefulness of each item from the OPAC.
LibLime Academic Koha users can select from a variety of sources to display information in the OPAC – including book jacket sources. Recognizing that on occasion, these sources lack book jackets for items in academic collections, LibLime Academic Koha creates a book jacket for these items – so that a blank book jacket is not displayed to the searcher. One of the possible sources is LibraryThing for Libraries, which is implemented in the SIT library catalog at http://sit.waldo.kohalibrary.com/.
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.