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LibLime and WALDO Announce the Production Release of LibLime Academic Koha 5.0
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LibLime and WALDO Announce the Production Release of LibLime Academic Koha 5.0

North Bethesda, MD, July 12, 2012 LibLime, a division of PTFS, and WALDO (Westchester Academic Library Directors Organization) announce the production release of LibLime Academic Koha 5.0. All WALDO member libraries will undergo production upgrades over the next few weeks.

LibLime Academic Koha 5.0 provides the basic platform for true authority control in the application. Authorized fields on bibliographic records are now controlled by their ruling authority record. Edits or updates to the authority record are now globally updated throughout the database. MARC authority rules are in place for creation and use of authority records. Subfield 0 of the authorized field in a bibliographic record is now used properly for linking back to the authority record controlling the field. Coupled with the Authority Record import functionality from version 4.8, library staff can now update machine-generated authority records with valid authority records as part of their workflow.

LibLime Academic Koha 5.0 provides initial RDA support for the content, media, and carrier data fields. Additions to existing indexes make access to this RDA data available to researchers through OPAC and staff searching. RDA support will continue to expand under the guidance of the WALDO member Technical Services staffs.

LibLime Academic Koha 5.0 also expands on a few existing features, including:
• expansion of local XSLT control to include holdings information
• more efficient tracking of ‘Lost’ items on patron records
• expansion of partial fines support which lets staff select where the partial payment is applied
• expansion of Course Reserves to allow staff to retain a course list during ‘off’semesters

As with earlier releases, all new functionality in all of LibLime Academic Koha continues to run in the Plack environment for increased performance.

About WALDO
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 http://www.waldolib.org or contact Robert Karen at 866-576-6051 ext. 1 or rob@waldolib.org. Other advantages of choosing a LibLime solution through the WALDO consortium include volume discounts, standard contracts, consolidated renewals and invoicing and centralized billing. Participation in the LibLime discounts through WALDO is available to all WALDO full, associate and limited members.

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.

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