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    May 31st, 2011LISWire aggregatorLISWire

    Nathan Curulla
    (888) 900-8944

    Wiggin Memorial Library Goes Live on Koha with ByWater Solutions

    ByWater Solutions, an open source community supporter and official Koha support company, announced today that the Wiggin Memorial Library of Stratham, NH. is now live on their installation of the Koha integrated library system.

    The library's Koha installation went live in late April, and ByWater Solutions will be providing ongoing support and hosting services for them.

    Lesley Kimball, Director of the Wiggin Memorial Library, commented on their move to Koha with ByWater Solutions:

    "We really wanted to go with Koha/Open Source but were worried about how much technical expertise the library staff would need to have… ByWater Solutions (thanks Ruth!) made the transition so easy and the training really brought us all up to speed so that we felt confident on Go-Live day. The support from ByWater has been excellent and I am so glad that we decided to go this route."

    Brendan Gallagher, CEO of ByWater stated: "I am happy to see more and more New Hampshire libraries gravitating toward the direction of open source and Koha. Lesley and the staff of Wiggin have been fantastic to work with and we look forward to a long and productive relationship together."

    The Wiggin Memorial Library's online catalog is made up of over 45,000 bibliographic records, and can be viewed at:

    About The Wiggin Memorial Library:
    The Wiggin Memorial Library provides services to the town of Stratham NH, and offers books, movies, music, magazines, newspapers, internet (and wifi) access, fun & informative events, and friendly librarians who are there to help! The mission of the Wiggin Memorial Library is to be the best library they can be through their exceptional service, relevant resources, and our unwavering commitment to the enjoyment of reading, lifelong learning, intellectual freedom, and community...and to have fun doing it! For more information please visit:

    About Koha:
    Koha is the first open-source Integrated Library System (ILS). In use worldwide, its development is steered by a growing community of libraries collaborating to achieve their technology goals. Koha's impressive feature set continues to evolve and expand to meet the needs of its user base. It includes modules for circulation, cataloging, acquisitions, serials, reserves, patron management, branch relationships, and more.

    Koha’s OPAC, circulation, management and self-checkout interfaces are all based on standards-compliant World Wide Web technologies--XHTML, CSS and Javascript--making Koha a truly platform-independent solution. Koha is distributed under the open-source General Public License (GPL). For more information about Koha, please visit:

    About ByWater Solutions:
    With over 10 years of experience, ByWater Solutions offers customized hosting, data migration, configuration, installation, training, support options and development of enterprise class open-source library systems. Offering a 24/7 technical helpline, ByWater Solutions’ clients have the support system they need to make their software work for them. ByWater Solutions pledges to share 100% of all developed code to the Koha community for the strengthening and advancement of the Koha ILS. For more information about ByWater Solutions, please visit:

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    May 27th, 2011LISWire aggregatorLISWire

    Bethesda, MD – May 19, 2011 - LibLime is pleased to offer the latest development features and bug fixes available in LibLime Koha 4.2.
    The newly developed and tested features available in LibLime Koha 4.2 include work completed since our last publicly available release in September, 2010

    This enhanced functionality is the result of the 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 4.2 went into production at a number of LibLime customer sites for final beta, and is now approved for general release for other Koha libraries.

    New functionality includes:
    - MARC tag edit for import
    - Expanded support for 001 and 035 matching upon import
    - Enhanced functionality of ‘Did you mean’ search option in the OPAC
    - Expanded holds support for consortiums providing intralibrary borrowing
    - Suspend and re-activate holds by patron
    - Storing auxiliary style sheets on a remote server for local OPAC customizations
    - Enhanced Bestseller Club features

    LibLime has made the 4.2 release readily available as a bundled package that can be downloaded and installed by libraries and other organizations. The entire codebase of LibLime Koha 4.2 is also available for developers as a unified git repository in our public repository.

    The download bundle, as well as the latest Release Notes, are available at or For more information on LibLime Koha implementation, data migration, training, hosting, development, and support services, email us at:

    About LibLime, a division of PTFS
    LibLime, a division of PTFS, is the global leader in professional Koha support. LibLime’s robust staff of programmers, data specialists, librarians, system administrators and project managers, provides first class consulting, implementation, data migration, training, development, and maintenance/hosting services for Koha in libraries of all types and sizes. PTFS is the developer of the world’s leading digital content management software, ArchivalWare, and also specializes in library staffing requirements, digitization, and systems integration. For more information, see or or

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    May 27th, 2011LISWire aggregatorLISWire

    Bethesda, MD – May 28, 2011 – Students at the University of Wisconsin – Whitewater will begin utilizing LibLime Koha this summer in their Organization of Information course through LibLime's Koha with Class program.

    LibLime will provide the three section class, of approximately 60 students, with a hosted installation of LibLime Koha, 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.

    “I found out about the program at the 2011 ALA Midwinter meeting, talking with Patrick Jones (Director of Operations, LibLime) about my need as a cataloging instructor for the students to have a cataloging program they could use as a supplement to the coursework,” said Allison Kaplan, Faculty Associate with the School of Library & Information Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. “I am absolutely thrilled to have the opportunity to try this out with my students. It will be a real boon for the students to be able to download, edit, and create cataloging records in an actual ILS.”

    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. Students gain practical experience with library automation software as they prepare to enter the library workforce. LibLime provides free support for these Koha with Class installations, and already there are dozens of faculty members throughout North America taking advantage of this program. LibLime is looking to expand the program overseas to support librarianship at an international level.

    “Thank you again for providing this service for library educators,” said Ms. Kaplan.

    To learn more about the program visit the Koha with Class page on

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    May 26th, 2011LISWire aggregatorLISWire

    47th Annual Georgia Author of the Year Awards at the Kennesaw State University Center, with Terry Kay and Jessica Handler. Terry Kay will win the Lifetime Achievement Award and 80 other Georgia Authors are nominated for the Georgia Author of the Year Awards. 12 category winners will be announced as well as finalists in each category. Additional information can be obtained at


    Georgia Writers Association
    Press Contact: Lisa Russell
    (770) 420-4736

    47th Annual Georgia Author of the Year Awards to be held June 11, 2011

    Kennesaw, GA (May 2011) - Kennesaw State University (KSU) will host the 47th annual Georgia Author of the Year Awards (GAYA) awards ceremony on June 11, 2011, at the KSU Center, located at 3333 Busbee Avenue, Kennesaw, GA 30144. The banquet, which is by reservation only, begins at 6 PM. The awards ceremony, which is free and open to the public, starts at 7:30 PM. Sponsored by the Georgia Writers Association and KSU's College of Humanities and Social Sciences, the event honors Georgia authors for books published during 2010. The Georgia Author of the Year Awards recognizes and acknowledges Georgia's wealth of outstanding writers, and celebrates the state's rich literary heritage.

    All Georgia-resident authors who have been published during 2010 are eligible for the awards. There are 76 nominations this year in award categories including fiction, first novel, creative nonfiction, history, essay, biography, memoir, poetry, children's mid-reader, and young adult literature. Additional information can be obtained at

    Georgia author Terry Kay will be receiving the GAYA Lifetime Achievement Award for 2011. A 2009 recipient of the Governor's Award in the Humanities and a 2006 inductee into the Georgia Writers Hall of Fame, Mr. Kay has been a sports writer and film/theater reviewer (Atlanta Journal-Constitution), a public relations executive and a corporate officer. He is the author of eleven published novels, including The Book of Marie and his most recent novel, Bogmeadow's Wish. His other works include, To Dance with the White Dog, The Valley of Light, Taking Lottie Home, The Kidnapping of Aaron Greene, Shadow Song, The Runaway, Dark Thirty, After Eli and The Year the Lights Came On, as well as a book of essays (Special K) and a children's book (To Whom the Angel Spoke).

    Three of his novels have been produced as Hallmark Hall of Fame movies: To Dance with the White Dog, The Runaway and The Valley of Light. An essayist and regional Emmy-winning screenwriter as well as a novelist, Mr. Kay's work has appeared in numerous magazines and anthologies. Mr. Kay has received the Georgia Author of the Year award three times and in 2004 was presented with the Townsend Prize, considered the state's top literary award. In October 2006, he received the prestigious Appalachian Heritage Writer's Award from Shepherd University in Shepherdstown, WV. In March 2007, he was presented the Brooke Baker Award from Dunwoody Library honoring his career as a writer. Also in 2007, Mr. Kay was presented the Stanley W. Lindberg Award, named for the late editor of The Georgia Review and considered one of the state's most prestigious literary honors, given for an individual's significant contribution to the preservation and celebration of Georgia's literary heritage.

    Ms. Jessica Handler will emcee the awards ceremony. Ms. Handler wrote the book Invisible Sisters: A Memoir, which has been named one of the "Twenty-Five Books All Georgians Should Read." In addition, Ms. Handler has received a Special Mention for the 2008 Pushcart Prize, a merit scholarship to the inaugural Writers in Paradise conference, an honorable mention for the Penelope Niven Creative Nonfiction Award, and a fellowship at the Hambridge Center for Creative Arts.

    The GAYA has grown in prestige and participation since its inception in 1964 by the Dixie Council of Authors and Journalists. The Awards changed hands in 1990 to Georgia Writers Association (GWA), a statewide literary organization sponsored by Kennesaw State University under the executive directorship of Dr. Margaret Walters. GAYA nominations are judged by prominent authors from across the country, and submissions are evaluated for their narrative quality, creativity, enduring message, and ability to evoke emotion. The competition guidelines are revised each year to parallel the changing literary marketplace, and the GAYA honors both independently published authors and those whose books are published by traditional publishing houses. Additional information can be obtained at


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    May 26th, 2011LISWire aggregatorLISWire

    Wolper Subscription Services is pleased to congratulate Sushma Arora, General Manager of the Information Resource Centre, Delhi at Tata Consultancy Services Ltd., on receiving the 2011 B&F Impact Award sponsored by Wolper Subscription Services and the Business & Finance (B&F) Division of the Special Libraries Association (SLA).
    In its inaugural year of 2011, the B&F Impact Award recognizes a Division member who creates value by aligning with the goals of their organization through the innovative and effective use of information to impact the accomplishment of those goals. The conference award winner will receive a $2,000 stipend to help cover expenses at the SLA Annual Conference.
    “We are honored to recognize Sushma Arora as an information professional who has aligned the role of the Information Resource Centre with the goals of Tata Consultancy Services to demonstrate the tangible value of information to her enterprise.” said Susan Wolper, President and CEO of Wolper Subscription Services, Inc. “It is increasingly important that information professionals speak the language of their organization when demonstrating ways in which their initiatives create measurable impact and achieve mission-critical objectives.”
    Ms. Arora initiated an alignment of library services and staff with the company’s operating units that had been reorganized into business domains from geographic based units. Industry specific alerting, news services, and virtual libraries are provided to TCS employees globally to foster continuous learning about the business environments of TCS clients. The direct benefits of this service realignment were quantified in terms of hours saved by users as well as resulting in improved satisfaction with library support.
    Ms. Arora will be presented with a check during the SLA B&F Awards ceremony on Monday, June 13, 2011 during the SLA Annual Conference in Philadelphia, PA, U.S.A. Wolper Subscription Services is participating in the INFO-EXPO at the 2011 SLA Conference in Philadelphia, PA on June 12 – 14, 2011.
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    The Special Libraries Association (SLA) is a nonprofit global organization for innovative information professionals and their strategic partners. SLA serves more than 10,000 members in 75 countries in the information profession, including corporate, academic and government information specialists. SLA promotes and strengthens its members through learning, advocacy and networking initiatives. For more information, visit
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