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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