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    February 16th, 2009LISWire aggregatorLISWire

    Columbus, OH and Glenside, PA--February 16, 2009--
    LibLime, the leader in open-source solutions for libraries,
    and Arcadia University announced today that
    their Landman Library Catalog has gone live. Landman Library is a
    collection of online resources, databases (proprietary and open
    content) and the library catalog, accessible to all Arcadia University
    faculty and students. The Landman Library Catalog search provides a
    fast, user-friendly search interface to the entire collection.

    Landman Library Catalog ( was developed in-house by Arcadia University
    using Pazpar2, an open-source middleware technology created by
    LibLime's partner, Index Data. Access to subscription content is
    provided by OpenTranslators, a new web service offered by LibLime that
    offers a simple gateway interface to over 9,000 subscription

    Arcadia University's Landman Library furthers the University's global
    mission by offering students and faculty state-of-the-art technology
    for collaborative education, with Web-based teaching and learning
    tools providing access both on campus and around the globe. Landman
    Library allows students quickly to search the library's collection of
    databases via an interface built using the latest Javascript
    technologies. It even provides an interface for students with
    disabilities to have easy access to that same information.

    "Arcadia's new web site offers an attractive, easy-to-navigate
    interface with resources grouped by subject," says Eric McCloy,
    Executive Director of Library & Information Technology at Arcadia

    "For example, a student doing research in biology can simultaneously
    search our catalog and all biology databases. Citation guidelines,
    helpful websites, contact information for the subject specialist
    librarian and instant messaging are all easily available.
    Additionally, the website was designed using the latest web standards
    and is ADA compliant. We were able to accomplish our goal by using a myriad of
    open-source technologies and libraries such as Drupal, Koha, jquery
    and Pazpar2," Eric explains.

    "Since Arcadia has students at dozens of study-abroad locations each
    semester, the new site also makes it easier for students to use our
    library resources no matter where they are in the world," adds Eric.

    Website customizations were developed in-house by Arcadia University's
    web developer, Matt McManus. Flexibility to use such in-house
    resources was a primary reason Arcadia University chose open source.

    About Arcadia University

    Arcadia University is a top-ranked private university in metropolitan
    Philadelphia and a national leader in study abroad. The 2008 Open
    Doors report ranks Arcadia University No. 1 in the nation in the
    percentage of undergraduate students studying abroad. U.S. News &
    World Report ranks Arcadia University among the top 25 master's
    universities in the North, as one of the top study abroad programs in
    the nation, and a Great School at a Great Price. Annually, Arcadia's
    Center for Education Abroad sends 3,000 students from colleges and
    universities around the country to 100 different study abroad programs
    at some of the finest universities across the globe. Arcadia
    University promises a distinctively global, integrative and personal
    learning experience that prepares students to contribute and prosper
    in a diverse and dynamic world.

    About Pazpar2

    Pazpar2 is metasearch middleware, capable of searching large numbers
    of databases simultaneously, providing on-the-fly metadata
    normalization, merging, ranking/sorting, and facet extraction. Pazpar2
    was written by Index Data, who provides support, training, and other
    services related to their software.

    Pazpar2 is the driving technology behind a growing number of federated
    search tools including MasterKey™, a federated search and discovery
    system and ‡biblios™, an open-source cataloging suite.

    About OpenTranslators

    OpenTranslators is a hosted web service offered by LibLime that
    provides access to over 9,000 subscription and free content databases
    as well as Websites. OpenTranslators is an enabling service that makes
    it easy to build search systems for subscription databases that don't
    support standards.

    About LibLime

    LibLime is the global leader in open-source solutions for libraries,
    with a mission to make open source accessible to libraries. Rather
    than sell software licenses for static, hard-to-customize software
    products, LibLime 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. LibLime then
    facilitates implementation of open-source in libraries by providing
    outstanding development, customization, support and training
    solutions--solutions tailored to each library's needs. For more
    information, see

    Press Contact:

    Tina Burger

    Vice President, Marketing LibLime

    (888)Koha ILS (564-2457)

    Lori Bauer

    Director of University Relations

    Arcadia University

    Glenside, PA 19038


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