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  • LISWire: Susan Buchanan Joins LibLime as VP, Library Partners

    October 29th, 2008LISWire aggregatorLISWire

    ATHENS, OH--October 29, 2008--LibLime, the leader in open-source solutions for libraries, announced today that Susan Buchanan has joined LibLime as Vice President, Library Partners.

    In her role at LibLime, Buchanan will work with libraries to identify long-term software strategies and open-source solutions to meet their needs.

    Buchanan comes to LibLime from SirsiDynix (formerly Sirsi Corporation) where she served as Vice President, Strategic Accounts. Susan has over 30 years experience in the library industry. She began her library career at the University of Alberta in the Serials department and then went on to serve as manager of computer services for North York Public Library in Toronto Canada--then the third largest public library in Canada. She has also held senior positions with DRA (Data Research Associates), Ex Libris, and Endeavor. Susan has a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Alberta.

    "We're very excited that Susan has joined LibLime," says Joshua Ferraro, LibLime's CEO. He continues, "Susan's experience in the industry and reputation for outstanding customer service make her an excellent fit."

    "LibLime has assembled an exceptional group of professionals with a broad range of experience from throughout the library community, and I am delighted to be joining the team," says Susan.

    "The concept of open-source software, and the infrastructure provided by LibLime, enables libraries to respond rapidly to the changing needs and demands of their patrons and staff, while taking advantage of the very best emerging technologies," Susan continues. "Combining that responsiveness with LibLime’s self-sustaining business model ensures that the focus is on the library, and the library user, without the distraction of competing interests."

    She adds: "Open-source solutions are a completely natural fit for the collaborative nature of the library community and finally provide the long promised ‘next generation’ for library automation. In my experience in libraries, I have been impressed by the consistent focus of librarians, both by nature and mission, to seek and to share the very best resources and tools for their constituency. Open-source software provides a natural mechanism for allowing this, without the constraints often found in the traditional vendor-centric automation environment."

    Susan can be reached at

    About LibLime's Software Development Practices

    LibLime operates on an open-source business model where the development process is steered by a community, rather than a vendor. LibLime customers take full advantage of this model by sponsoring enhancements that are then shared with the whole community. The result is very rapid development cycles, customer-driven features and a high overall Return on Investment.

    Software that LibLime creates using this model is widely available at no cost, which leads to the misconception that the company "sells free software". LibLime sells services (e.g., hosting, installation, data migration, development, training and maintenance) that help facilitate the open-source process for libraries.

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