WALDO Fourth Annual Academic Koha User Conference Held at Fordham University
North Bethesda, MD, August 15, 2013 - LibLime, a division of PTFS, and WALDO (Westchester Academic Library Directors Organization) collaborated to present the Fourth Annual Academic Koha User Conference on August 5th and 6th. Over fifty attendees from 22 Academic Koha institutions participated in a review of the past year’s development successes and to map out the upcoming year’s development path.
The group reviewed over thirty-eight development projects completed in the past year, including the replacement of the Zebra search engine with Solr, the creation of foundational authority control, the expansion of local control over OPAC & staff search screens, and support for RDA.
Breakout sessions identified development priorities for future work relating to OPAC, Cataloging, and Circulation.
On day two, members of the LibLime Development Team (Clay Fouts and Ryan Higgins) presented live demonstrations of several new development projects that are nearing completion. These presentations included expansion of the GetIt acquisitions module to include standing orders, order notifications, & browser-agnostic access; the creation of a Restful API in Academic Koha; and enhanced authority control to support merging authorities.
Concepts for building on the new API capability to expand the reach of Academic Koha into new areas were also presented for consideration.
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 firstname.lastname@example.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.