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    September 19th, 2013LISWire aggregatorLISWire

    North Bethesda, MD, September 19, 2013 – LibLime, a division of PTFS, announces the public release of LibLime Koha 4.16 with the Lucene Solr search engine.

    LibLime Koha 4.16 represents the innovation, ideas, and talents of many professional librarians from different libraries with whom LibLime partners to enhance the application. LibLime looks forward to a continued professional partnership for years to come with these individuals and organizations.

    Many of the features in LibLime Koha 4.16 were sponsored by a variety of libraries including the South Central Library System, Salina Public Library, Colorado Library Consortium, Blue Mountain, and the Pioneer Consortium.

    Some of the new features of LibLime Koha 4.16 include:
    • foundational support for authority control
    • global editing of authorized fields linked through the authority record
    • expanded SIP2 support for renewals
    • improved Solr stemming functionality
    • enhanced search attributes for patron records for easier staff access
    • support for RDA 2013

    The libraries sponsoring development in LibLime Koha 4.16 played vital roles in the design of the new features as well as the quality assurance process including alpha and beta testing. Over 100 libraries are now using LibLime Koha 4.16 live in production and within the next several weeks, many more will be scheduling production upgrades. Development has begun on LibLime Koha 4.18 which will include a new fines/fees module among other enhancements.

    About Solr
    Solr is the popular open source enterprise search platform from the Apache Lucene project. Solr is highly scalable, providing distributed search and index replication. It powers the search and navigation features of many of the world's largest internet sites. For more information regarding Apache Solr, visit

    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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    September 19th, 2013LISWire aggregatorLISWire

    Nathan Curulla
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    Roseville Public Library chooses Libki Support from ByWater Solutions

    ByWater Solutions, an open source community supporter and provider of Libki support, announced today that the Roseville Public Library in Roseville, California has chosen ByWater to support their installation of the Libki open source kiosk management system.

    Roseville Public Library will be using Libki to manage their 30+ public computers.

    Chris Rhode, Library Supervisor, Technology & Support Services, commented:

    “Libki will allow us to offer more consistent self-service options for our customers.  By choosing an open source reservation system, the library will be able to customize the system to our needs through future developments and support in the open source community.  This will let the technology grow with demands as our customer’s needs change over time.  We are very excited to work with ByWater on another open source system that will take our library to the next level in customer service.”

    Kyle Hall, Development Support Specialist at ByWater Solutions and the creator of Libki commented on the newest library to make the switch:

    “It’s fantastic to have yet another library adopting Libki to replace a proprietary solution! I’m certain that Roseville will be a satisfied partner!”

    About Roseville Public Library:

    Roseville Public Library serves the residents of Roseville, California via their three branches. Their collection of over 180,000 items include books, movies and electronic resources. For more information about Roseville Public Library please visit,

    About Libki:

    Libki is an open source kiosk management system, with web-based administration and a cross-platform client. Libki also features single sign-on integration with the Koha open source ILS, which is also FOSS. Libki’s administration system is web-based for easy use from any operating system. The Libki client runs on any operating system that has Gtk2 support. Libki is distributed under the open-source General Public License (GPL) and MIT License. For more information about Libki, 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: