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Northwest Arkansas Community College Joins the WALDO LibLime Academic Koha Development Group
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Northwest Arkansas Community College Joins the WALDO LibLime Academic Koha Development Group

North Bethesda, MD, May 7, 2014- LibLime, a division of PTFS, and WALDO (Westchester Academic Library Director’s Organization) are proud to welcome Northwest Arkansas Community College (NWACC), located in Bentonville, Arkansas, to the WALDO Koha Development Group. Northwest Arkansas Community College joins dozens of other academic and research institutions under the guidance of WALDO to enhance the LibLime Academic Koha ILS platform.

In the last six months, the WALDO Koha Development Group has released a new OPAC/Discovery Layer with a RESTful API to replace the older OPAC technology. LibLime Academic Koha 5.6 went into production in March, 2014 using the new OPAC/Discovery Layer. Coupled with the Solr search engine, and additional search performance enhancements, Academic Koha now offers researchers with a state-of-the-art search and retrieval experience. The adaption of additional NACO-approved punctuation matching rules for authority records along with an authority record batch merge tool has expanded authority control management.

About Northwest Arkansas Community College
Northwest Arkansas Community College is a comprehensive, public two-year college that serves and strengthens the community through learning. Founded in 1989, NWACC opened its doors to 1,200 students in August 1990 and currently has in excess of 8,000 college credit students, making it one of the largest and fastest-growing two year colleges in Arkansas. The hallmark of NWACC is its quality of education, with small classes taught by experts providing a personalized education experience. The commitment to life-long learning can be seen in the quality of instruction it offers, and the variety of programs it has designed to move students into the job market in a minimum amount of time, enrich people’s lives, and prepare them for further education.

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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