Press Release: PTFS [November 30, 2011]

LibLime, a Division of PTFS, makes all code within LibLime Koha available

Copyright (c) 2011 PTFS

SummaryLibLime, a division of PTFS, announces the public release of LibLime Koha 4.8. LibLime Koha 4.8 represents the innovation, ideas, and talents of many professional librarians with whom LibLime enjoys working and with whom we look forward to a continued professional partnership in years to come. Many of the features in LibLime Koha 4.8 were envisioned, designed, and funded by a variety of libraries including Colorado Library Consortium, National Association of Realtors, the National Science Foundation, Oyster River School District, South Central Library System, Big Country Library System, Pioneer Consortium, and West Texas Library System. The primary testers in a production environment were South Central Library System and Pioneer Library Consortium.

Bethesda, MD, November 30, 2011. LibLime, a division of PTFS, announces the public release of LibLime Koha 4.8. LibLime Koha 4.8 represents the innovation, ideas, and talents of many professional librarians with whom LibLime enjoys working and with whom we look forward to a continued professional partnership in years to come.

Many of the features in LibLime Koha 4.8 were envisioned, designed, and funded by a variety of libraries including Colorado Library Consortium, National Association of Realtors, the National Science Foundation, Oyster River School District, South Central Library System, Big Country Library System, Pioneer Consortium, and West Texas Library System. The primary testers in a production environment were South Central Library System and Pioneer Library Consortium.

LibLime Koha 4.8 uses Plack; with the introduction of Plack to LibLime Koha 4.8 we've seen each circulation transaction complete in less than 1/3 of a second. Other features of note in LibLime Koha 4.8 include:

The functionality in LibLime Koha 4.8 is the work of many libraries using LibLime Koha who have sponsored new development and played a key role in the quality assurance process as well as the alpha and beta testing cycles. Following their sign off, LibLime Koha 4.8 went into production at a number of LibLime customer sites and is now approved for general release for other LibLime customers interested in upgrading. Over 100 libraries now use LibLime Koha 4.8 every day.

Additionally, LibLime makes the LibLime Koha 4.8 release readily available as a bundled package that can be downloaded and installed by libraries and other organizations. In keeping with the GPL license, the entire codebase of LibLime Koha 4.8 is also available for developers as a unified git repository in our public repository.

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.

Publication Year:2011
Type of Material:Press Release
LanguageEnglish
Issue:November 30, 2011
Publisher:PTFS
Company: PTFS
Products: Koha
Subject: Product announcements
Permalink: http://www.librarytechnology.org/ltg-displaytext.pl?RC=16354
Record Number:16354
Last Update:2012-12-29 14:06:47
Date Created:2011-11-30 16:29:32