LibLime Academic Koha includes several advanced search options “By Academic Librarians for Academic Librarians”
Bethesda, MD – June 29, 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.
LibLime Academic Koha has expanded browse searching capabilities. Understanding the value of controlled headings for increasing accuracy in searching, the librarians using LibLime Academic Koha have worked and continue to work to bring true browse searching to this integrated library system (ILS.) Currently, in LibLime Academic Koha, patrons and staff can view and scroll through all indexes under authority control, plus the call number index – and go directly from that browse index display to a display showing all records with the corresponding subject heading.
LibLime Academic Koha allows libraries with an emphasis on music to provide focused searches on key parts of the MARC record related to music. Music cataloging uses a number of MARC bibliographic fields that contain semantic information about the musical work being cataloged. LibLime Academic Koha covers indexing and searching of these fields as well as displaying them in the catalog.
Librarians using LibLime Academic Koha enhanced basic searching with features that are commonly used in web searching. Called “simple search syntax” LibLime Academic Koha allows users to use quotation marks for phrase searching and the Boolean operators “and” and “or” in search construction to provide precise or high recall searches when appropriate.
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.