Northern Saguache County Library District Goes Live with LibLime Koha
North Bethesda, MD, January 3, 2013- The Northern Saguache County Library District, located in Saguache, Colorado, has joined the Colorado Library Consortium (CLiC) and is now live in the LibLime Koha 4.12 union catalog.
The Northern Saguache County Library staff worked with LibLime Project Management to migrate bibliographic, item, and patron data from their legacy ILS system to LibLime Koha 4.12. Northern Saguache County Library will enjoy autonomy within the CLiC union catalog, as LibLime Koha 4.12 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. Northern Saguache patrons will also benefit from resource sharing in the consortium, which is managed by the expanded functionality in the Holds Queue service.
About Northern Saguache County Library District
In November 2010, voters in Northern Saguache County, Colorado voted by a wide margin to fund a new public library district. On January 1, 2011, the district came into existence. Currently the library district is led by the Saguache Public Library and Baca Grande libraries’ staff and the board of trustees. For more information about the Northern Saguache County Library District, visit http://nscld.colibraries.org/.
About the Colorado Library Consortium (CLiC)
CLiC, headquartered in Centennial, Colorado, serves over 400 libraries throughout the state. 35 of these libraries are part of the AspenCat LibLime Koha union catalog. Currently the database includes close to 545,000 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, they have added links to external databases (EzProxy), Plinket-hosted website access, and SWIFT interconnectivity. They are also currently offering a cooperative purchase for downloadable audio books from Recorded Books, and ebooks from 3M Library Cloud system. They are also developing a mobile computing option as well as exploring adding a discovery layer (like VuFind). 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.