North Bethesda, MD, September 19, 2013 – LibLime, a division of PTFS, announces the public release of LibLime Koha 4.16 with the Lucene Solr search engine.
LibLime Koha 4.16 represents the innovation, ideas, and talents of many professional librarians from different libraries with whom LibLime partners to enhance the application. LibLime looks forward to a continued professional partnership for years to come with these individuals and organizations.
Many of the features in LibLime Koha 4.16 were sponsored by a variety of libraries including the South Central Library System, Salina Public Library, Colorado Library Consortium, Blue Mountain, and the Pioneer Consortium.
Some of the new features of LibLime Koha 4.16 include:
- foundational support for authority control
- global editing of authorized fields linked through the authority record
- expanded SIP2 support for renewals
- improved Solr stemming functionality
- enhanced search attributes for patron records for easier staff access
- support for RDA 2013
The libraries sponsoring development in LibLime Koha 4.16 played vital roles in the design of the new features as well as the quality assurance process including alpha and beta testing. Over 100 libraries are now using LibLime Koha 4.16 live in production and within the next several weeks, many more will be scheduling production upgrades. Development has begun on LibLime Koha 4.18 which will include a new fines/fees module among other enhancements.
Solr is the popular open source enterprise search platform from the Apache Lucene project. Solr is highly scalable, providing distributed search and index replication. It powers the search and navigation features of many of the world's largest internet sites. For more information regarding Apache Solr, visit http://lucene.apache.org/solr/.
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.