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    July 27th, 2012LISWire aggregatorLISWire

    North Bethesda, MD, July 26, 2012: LibLime, a division of PTFS, announces Independence Community College has joined the SEKLS Koha union catalog.

    Independence Community College is a member of the Southeast Kansas Library System (SEKLS). SEKLS serves member libraries in over 60 cities in Southeast Kansas and several of those members participate in a Koha union catalog.

    The SEKLS Koha union catalog has over 396,000 bibliographic records. Since 2008, LibLime has worked closely with SEKLS to migrate its member libraries to the union catalog. SEKLS’ Koha membership continues to grow as the Consortium is working with many more Southeast Kansas libraries.

    About Independence Community College (ICC)
    Independence Community College is a two year institution accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. It was established in 1925 as grades 13 and 14 of the Independence public school system but has since legally separated from the school district. Currently, ICC’s educational and support programming includes 46 programs of study for Associates of Arts and/or Science degrees, 22 programs of study for Certificate completion, Student Support Services, men's and women's athletic programs, and a variety of campus organizations and activities. Independence Community College endeavors to serve the best interests of students and the community by providing academic excellence while promoting cultural enrichment and economic development.

    About LibLime - PTFS
    LibLime – PTFS is the global leader in providing support for the Koha open source ILS. Rather than sell software licenses for static, hard-to-customize software products, the PTFS LibLime Division 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. The PTFS LibLime Division then facilitates deployment of Koha in libraries by providing outstanding consulting, development, implementation, and support/hosting for libraries of all types and sizes. PTFS is also the developer of the world’s leading content management software, ArchivalWare, and specializes in meeting library personnel staffing requirements, digitization, and metadata keying services. For more information, see or or

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    July 27th, 2012LISWire aggregatorLISWire

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    The Chinook Library Network Goes Live on Koha with ByWater Solutions

    ByWater Solutions, an open source community supporter and the U.S.’ forefront provider of Koha ( support, announced today that the Chinook Library Network in Oregon is now live on their installation of the Koha integrated library system.

    ByWater Solutions completed the migration for the first libraries to join the network — Lincoln County Library District, Oregon Coast Community College, Siletz Public Library, Tillamook Bay Community College, Toledo Public Library and Waldport Public Library — in June and will be providing ongoing support and hosting services for them and other libraries as they join the network.

    The Chinook Library Network has a collection of over 155,000 titles. Their customized online catalog can be viewed here:

    Diedre Conkling, Library Director, commented on the Library Network’s move to Koha and ByWater:

    “The Chinook Library Network is a newly formed network of independent city, county and community college libraries working together through a shared catalog. The first members of our new network went live with Koha on June 11, 2012. We are very happy to now be a part of the Koha community and are learning more every day on how to take full advantage of the Koha ILS and we hope to be able to add more libraries after we are all a little more skilled with the new system.”

    Brendan Gallagher, CEO of ByWater commented on the new partnership:

    “I’m always excited to see groups of libraries come together like those in the Chinook Library Network have. The collaboration and cooperation of various types of libraries such as those in the Chinook Library Network exemplifies the ideals and goals of the Open Source Software Community and we are thrilled to have the opportunity to partner with them going forward.”

    About The Chinook Library Network:
    The Chinook Library Network is a newly formed network of independent city, county and community college libraries working together through a shared catalog. The network is administered by the Lincoln County Library District and came into being to broaden the base of materials or number of items available to our library users. The libraries that join the network all agree to share materials with the other libraries in the network and patrons may check out materials at any network libraries. The Chinook Library Network is connected through either a county courier system or the statewide courier (Orbis Cascade Alliance). For more information about the Chinook Library Network 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:
    ByWater Solutions is a full service, high quality support and implementation company dedicated to providing libraries with a lower cost, more advanced level of support for their ILS than a traditional proprietary solution can offer. ByWater Solutions has a proven track record in first rate Koha implementation and support with library systems of all sizes. Our highly ranked, comprehensive support is what sets our company apart from any other vendor in the industry. Partnering with ByWater Solutions to support Koha not only lowers the cost of implementing and maintaining an ILS, but more importantly empowers libraries by giving them the flexibility and freedom they deserve. For more information please visit: