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    August 18th, 2011LISWire aggregatorLISWire

    LibLime Announces New Features in LibLime Academic Koha
    “By Academic Librarians for Academic Librarians”

    Bethesda, MD – August 18, 2011-For over two years, LibLime has worked with Westchester Academic Library Directors Organization (WALDO), to build an ILS specifically for academic libraries. LibLime Academic Koha is the result. Designed, tested and used by academic librarians, LibLime Academic Koha offers the right platform for making an ILS be all that it can be. With LibLime and WALDO, academic librarians have the opportunity to work with like-minded professionals toward a shared goal of designing software that works for them.

    LibLime Academic Koha includes a utility for batch editing of the metadata on item and summary (holdings) records. Using LibLime Academic Koha, staff can search for records, create a batch of records to edit, change multiple descriptors or fields, and make those changes, dynamically, in the ILS.

    Searches can be retained – so that commonly used searches are able to be run more than once, without having to be constructed each time.

    Records to be changed are displayed prior to the change – so that staff can review their search results and be assured of changing the correct records.

    After the change is made, a summary report, detailing all changes made, is provided.

    About WALDO
    Westchester Academic Library Directors Organization (WALDO) is a membership organization supporting the procurement & administration of electronic information services for libraries since 1982. Supporting over 900 member libraries, WALDO offers consortial discounts for over 5,000 products and services. For more information, please visit WALDO at or contact Rob Karen at or (866) 579-6051 ext. 101. Other advantages of choosing a LibLime solution through WALDO include volume discounts, standard contracts, consolidated renewal and centralized billing. Participation in the LibLime discounts through WALDO is available to all WALDO members.

    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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    August 18th, 2011LISWire aggregatorLISWire

    Kristin Vogel
    Vice President Sales & Business Development
    1-860-760-0438 August 18, 2011 For Immediate Release

    mk Sorting Systems announces exclusive partnership to offer top quality EM security systems

    Simsbury, CT – mk Sorting Systems has exclusively partnered with Tagit Group in order to provide libraries in North and South America with the quality and security they desire in an Electromagnetic (EM) security system.

    The majority of U.S. libraries currently utilize EM security, however, the two most common issues libraries face with EM is the low detection rate and high number of false alarms. EM gates have traditionally performed with only a 65% read rate accuracy. mk EM Security Gates shatter the traditional results with an accuracy rate of over 90% detection. The innovative, patented 3-D detection technology ensures detection at virtually any label orientation.

    “We found that many libraries are unhappy with their current security gates based on poor detection rates and significant false alarms. Our new EM Security Gates offer a cost-effective EM solution that exceeds expectations and provides reliable protection of library items,” says Markus Flory, President of mk Sorting Systems. “Tagit’s values as a company compliment mk Sorting Systems’ standards of flexibility, reliability and individuality which provide for a successful partnership.”

    The SGEM line of gates offer remote support and configuration capabilities. Three distinct SGEM styles are available: Light, Luxor and Clear. mk EM Security Gates provide exceptional performance and style and are universally compatible with EM requirements. In addition to the EM security gates, mk Sorting Systems offers a variety of EM accessories including EM strips for any type of library items, deactivators and reactivators.

    About mk Sorting Systems
    mk Sorting Systems, a subsidiary of mk Technology Group, develops and installs user-friendly self-service, sorting and RFID systems and book dispensing solutions for libraries. mk offers individual, customized automation solutions designed to meet each library’s specific needs.

    For sales and marketing information, contact Kristin Vogel, Vice President Sales and Business Development at 1-860-760-0438 or by e-mail at Visit mk Sorting Systems on the web at

    About Tagit
    Tagit Group develops, produces and markets worldwide innovative EAS electromagnetic systems, labels and accessories. They offer a complete library solution and provide their clients with a one-stop shop for EAS solutions. They are the only EM vendor that develops and manufactures all products in-house.