North Bethesda, MD, July 10, 2014 – Students in Helen Ladewig's courses in library, information services, and cultural services at Library Training Services Australia will begin utilizing LibLime Koha this summer through LibLime's Koha with Class program.
LibLime will provide the class of approximately 35 students with a hosted installation of LibLime Koha 4.18 free of charge. This will allow the students unlimited access and all privileges associated with the staff end of LibLime Koha as well as all OPAC functionality for the duration of the course. LibLime Koha 4.18 includes foundational support for authority control, global editing of authorized fields, improved Solr stemming functionality, RDA support, and enhanced search attributes. The Solr engine, released as part of LibLime Koha 4.14, provides increased performance for importing and indexing bibliographic records. Solr also provides a much richer facet list for OPAC searching. Students in Ms. Ladewig's classes will have the opportunity to take advantage of these and other improvements brought to the application through the Solr search engine.
Ms. Ladewig says, "Library Training Services Australia is thrilled to be partnering with LibLime, to provide our students with the ultimate experience in using a best-practice Integrated Library Management System. Partnering with LibLime, as part of their "Koha with class" program, will enable our students to have a consistent learning experience and have access to a cloud-based platform where they can gain experience first-hand in using an interactive ILMS platform. This will enhance their learning experience and ensure the acquisition of key skills that our students can take back to their own libraries."
About LibLime's Koha with Class
LibLime's Koha with Class program is designed to give library school faculty a chance to embed the use of an ILS into their coursework and curricula. This allows students to gain practical experience with library automation software as they prepare to enter the library workforce. Many faculty members around the world are taking advantage of the free support that LibLime provides with the Koha with Class installations. LibLime is striving to expand the program overseas to support librarianship at an international level. To learn more about the program visit or if you wish to get involved go to: http://www.liblime.com/we-give-back.
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.