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    August 23rd, 2013LISWire aggregatorLISWire

    Equinox Announces Arcanum Public Library Live on Evergreen


    Duluth, GA —August 22, 2013

    Equinox Software is proud to announce that Arcanum Public Library has gone live on Evergreen as part of the growing Consortium of Ohio Libraries (COOL). Equinox Software oversaw data migration and will continue to provide advanced technical support for the entire COOL consortium. The COOL project received initial funding from the local libraries and an LSTA grant from the State Library of Ohio. The entire COOL catalog can be viewed online at

    The current Arcanum Public Library is located in a home that once belonged to the Ivester Family. Over the years, renovations and additions have taken place. However, the library has remained dedicated to maintaining the home and has left many areas intact for visitors to enjoy.

    Shae Tetterton, Equinox Project Manager, says, “We had a wonderful collaboration of staff members from Equinox, Ohionet and Arcanum working on this project and, in my opinion, this was one of the smoothest migrations for the COOL consortium. I was also overjoyed to see a nearby COOL library, Blanchester Public, stop by on go live day to help get the library up and running. This is why I love working with the COOL libraries!”

    About Equinox Software, Inc.

    Founded in 2007 by the original Evergreen developers, Equinox remains deeply committed to being an active and enthusiastic voice in the open source community. Equinox's unparalleled depth of knowledge regarding libraries and library data is reflected in our services which include implementation, development, support, hosting, and educational services for both Evergreen and Koha software.
    For more information on Equinox Software, please visit

    About Evergreen

    Evergreen is an award-winning ILS developed with the intent of providing an open source product able to meet the diverse needs of consortia and high transaction public libraries. However, it has proven to be equally successful in smaller installations including special and academic libraries. Today, almost 1200 libraries across the US and Canada are using Evergreen including NC Cardinal, SC Lends, and B.C Sitka.

    For more information about Evergreen, including a list of all known Evergreen installations, see

    Press contact: Corinne Hall,, 770-709-5571

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    August 21st, 2013LISWire aggregatorLISWire

    Nathan Curulla
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    Waterford Township Public Library Chooses ByWater Solutions' Koha Support

    ByWater Solutions, an open source community contributor and America's forefront provider of Koha support, announced today that the Waterford Township Public Library in Atco, NJ is now live on their installation of the Koha integrated library system.

    ByWater Solutions completed the migration for the Waterford's 22,000 plus volumes earlier this year and will be providing ongoing Koha support and hosting services to them. Their custom OPAC can be viewed at

    Tanya Finney Estrada, Library Director at Waterford Township Public Library commented about their switch to Koha with ByWater:

    "Our patrons are so excited about all the new services our OPAC now offers. Now that we're using Koha my staff's lives are all a little bit easier as well.  Cataloging is now a breeze! The team at ByWater Solutions have been great with providing training and continuous technical support. I can honestly say, it was definitely worth us switching over Koha."

    Nicole Engard, VP of Education at ByWater Solutions commented on her experience with the staff at Waterford:

    "I had the pleasure of training the staff at Waterford Township Public Library and loved their enthusiasm. They were so excited after training that they wanted to go live right away simply to be able to use tools like batch item modification in Koha. These are the type of people we love welcoming in to the Koha family."

    About Waterford Townships Public Library:
    Waterford Township Public Library (WTPL) is a small municipal library, which serves the Township of Waterford. As reported in the 2010 Census the total population is 10,649. The purpose of the Waterford Township Public Library is to provide information services on a free and equitable basis to all individuals and groups in the community. Though established as a general, multi-purpose library, the Waterford Township Public Library strives to coordinate other sources of information and ideas, avoid unnecessary duplication of effort, and fill in gaps in the intellectual resources available. 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:
    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:

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    August 21st, 2013LISWire aggregatorLISWire

    North Bethesda, MD, August 20, 2013- LibLime, a division of PTFS, announces that the Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa (CODESRIA), in Dakar, Senegal, has selected LibLime Koha 4.14 as their new ILS.

    The CODESRIA staff will work with LibLime Project Management in the upcoming months to migrate bibliographic, item, and patron data to the LibLime Koha 4.14 platform. CODESRIA looks forward to taking advantage of the rich functionality in LibLime Koha 4.14, including enhanced circulation policies, the Solr search engine, full faceted support in the OPAC, an embedded New Titles list, and additional functionality for expired and cancelled holds. As with all versions of LibLime Koha since 4.8, the entire application resides in the Plack environment for enhanced performance.

    About the Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa
    The Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa (CODESRIA) was established in 1973 as an independent pan-African research organization primarily focusing on social sciences research in Africa. CODESRIA’s mission requires the emergence of a pan-African community of researchers, the protection of their intellectual freedom and autonomy in performing their duties and the elimination of barriers regarding language, discipline, region, gender and generation. To assist with research dissemination, CODICE, the CODESRIA Documentation and Information Centre, was set up in 1983. Its main objective is to provide documentary support for CODESRIA activities and for researchers across Africa who are involved in its programs.

    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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    August 20th, 2013LISWire aggregatorLISWire

    DALLAS, TX, August 19, 2013 – Amigos Library Services will present a one-day online conference “Preservation: Back to Basics” Thursday, September 19. The conference will cover a variety of topics, including in-house book and paper repair, emergency preparedness and disaster planning, preservation of analog and digital photos, audio cassette reformatting, and much more.

    “We have been getting more calls about basic preservation issues, so we wanted to meet that need,” said Gina Minks, Imaging and Preservation Manager. Minks says that preservation is often a low priority and in the current economy many people are being asked to do an array of preservation tasks without having any training. With over 15 sessions offered, the “Back to Basics” online conference hopes to help fill some of those knowledge gaps.

    Among the scheduled sessions are:

    • Working with Qualified Vendors to Preserve Analog Video, presented by Kimberley Tarr of New York University and Peter Oleksik of The Museum of Modern Art
    • Getting Started with Standard Audio Cassette Reformatting, presented by Anna Lamphear of University of Texas Libraries
    • Care and Identification of Photographs, presented by Jessica Phillips of University of North Texas
    • Disasters on a Budget: What You Can Do Now to Make Recovery Easier, presented by Susan Knoer of Master Plans, Inc.

    Visit the conference webpage for the complete conference information, including schedule and registration. Early bird registration ends September 6, 2013. If you are unable to attend, recorded sessions are available at a nominal fee.

    About Amigos Library Services - For more than 35 years, Amigos Library Services has helped members obtain affordable services and share library resources and knowledge. Through membership in Amigos, libraries collectively gain access to the latest innovations and services in the library community; pursue opportunities for continuing professional education; leverage buying power; and preserve the regions’ rich cultural heritage.

    Media Contact:
    Terri Maguire Mertz
    Amigos Library Services

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    August 20th, 2013LISWire aggregatorLISWire

    OCLC, along with the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA), has named five librarians chosen to participate in the Jay Jordan IFLA/OCLC Early Career Development Fellowship Program for 2014.

    The 2014 Jordan IFLA/OCLC Fellows were announced today by Skip Prichard, OCLC President and CEO, at a news conference during the World Library and Information Congress: 79th IFLA General Conference and Assembly in Singapore.

    The 2014 Jordan IFLA/OCLC Fellows are:

    • Miss Olufunmilayo Fati, System Programmer, University of Jos Library, Jos, Nigeria
    • Mr. Franklin Flores Urrutia, Librarian, Consortium of University Libraries of El Salvador (Consorcio de Bibliotecas Universitarias de El Salvador - CBUES), San Salvador, El Salvador
    • Mr. W.M. Tharanga Dilruk Ranasinghe, Assistant Librarian, University of Kelaniya, Kelaniya, Sri Lanka
    • Miss Leonila Reyes, Section Head Librarian, Saint Louis University, Baguio City, Philippines
    • Mr. Sonam Wangdi, Librarian, Ugyen Wangchuck Institute for Conservation and Environment, Bumthang, Bhutan

    The Jay Jordan IFLA/OCLC Early Career Development Fellowship Program, named for the former OCLC President and CEO, supports library and information science professionals from countries with developing economies. The program provides advanced continuing education and exposure to a broad range of issues in information technologies, library operations and global cooperative librarianship. With the selection of the five Fellows for the class of 2014, the program will have welcomed 70 librarians and information science professionals from 36 countries.

    “This Fellowship program offers talented librarians great opportunities for professional growth early in their careers,” said Mr. Prichard. “In the short term, the Fellows learn about the latest advances in library and information science. In the long term, their experience at OCLC will help prepare them to face the challenges of librarianship in their home countries.”

    During the four-week program, the Fellows will participate in discussions with library and information science leaders, library visits and professional development activities. The program will be based at OCLC headquarters in Dublin, Ohio, USA.

    The program also gives Fellows the chance to share their home customs and cultures with other Fellows, with colleagues they meet during the program, and with their hosts. The Fellows give formal and informal presentations about their home countries and libraries, and the challenges facing libraries in their home countries. As their program concludes, Fellows translate their program experiences into specific development plans to guide their continued growth and personal contributions to their home institutions and countries of origin.

    “After the OCLC experience, I am a new and improved person,” said Mrs. Rozita Petrinska-Labudovikj, 2013 Fellow from the Republic of Macedonia. “We are richer in professional experience, valuable professional contacts, and beautiful memories. The Fellowship helped me not only in getting ideas for research and writing, but also in motivating me for further work and development.”

    The selection committee for the 2014 Fellowship program included: Fiona Bradley, IFLA; Sarah Kaddu, National Library of Uganda; Hella Klauser, German Library Association; Janet Lees, OCLC; Nancy Lensenmayer, OCLC; Robert Moropa, University of Pretoria, South Africa; and George Needham, OCLC.

    Sponsorships from interested organizations are available. For more information about sponsoring the Fellowship program, contact George Needham, OCLC Vice President, Global and Regional Councils at

    Application information for the 2015 Fellowship Program is available on the OCLC Web site

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