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    March 22nd, 2013LISWire aggregatorLISWire

    North Bethesda, MD, March 21, 2013- LibLime, a division of PTFS, announces that Ryan Higgins, one of the original owners of LibLime, has returned to the LibLime-PTFS team full time as a software engineer.

    Ryan will be a strong asset to the LibLime team due to his extensive background in Koha development. As an integral part of the LibLime founding team in 2005, Ryan designed and implemented customer development projects, in addition to managing operations and customer support. In this role, Ryan worked with many libraries to implement their sponsored Koha development while also building his robust knowledge of the Koha codebase.

    Regarding his move back to LibLime, Ryan says “I've seen some of the work done by PTFS/LibLime to improve Koha, and have been impressed by how far it's come, especially with respect to the Plack environment, the addition of Solr, the circulation system re-writes for performance improvement, and the expansion of the application to support large collections with greater local autonomy in union catalogs. LibLime has taken the application to the next level and they have really transformed the software. “

    Higgins remarked further, “LibLime has truly advanced these versions of Koha – LibLime Koha and LibLime Academic Koha. These two versions of the open development ILS application have really distinguished themselves from other versions available throughout the world. The LibLime vision is one libraries can benefit from – and libraries who are strategic minded should join with LibLime to continue developing the next generation ILS.”

    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