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    November 22nd, 2013LISWire aggregatorLISWire

    North Bethesda, MD, November 22, 2013- LibLime, a Division of PTFS, has been selected by an agency within the Department of Defense as the winning vendor to implement LibLime Academic Koha to manage their 400,000+ technical and research report collection. The agency has served the information needs of the Defense community for more than 65 years, and reports to the Assistant Secretary of Defense For Research and Engineering ASD(RE). Under the multi-year contract LibLime will provide implementation, support, and hosting services to the agency. The discovery layer will also provide a ‘convert on demand’ service to support the rapid delivery of digitized technical materials directly to researcher desktops within 72 hours of request.

    About LibLime Academic Koha
    LibLime Academic Koha is the brainchild of a group of over 30 academic and research libraries who have been guiding and sponsoring development of the application over the last four years. Other academic and research libraries are encouraged to join them in their development efforts. All member libraries contribute annually towards a mutual development fund which is used to sponsor new development. The group is self-governed under the leadership of a Steering Committee. The Steering Committee oversees functional committees (ie, circulation, cataloging, acquisitions, etc) and approves design specifications, commitment of funds, and upgrade 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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    November 22nd, 2013LISWire aggregatorLISWire

    Nathan Curulla
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    ByWater Solutions Welcomes Barton Chittenden as Development Support Specialist

    ByWater Solutions, an open source community supporter and the U.S.’ forefront provider of Koha support, is happy to welcome Barton Chittenden as its new Development Support Specialist. Barton will focus on providing technical support to ByWater’s eight hundred-plus library customers.

    Barton graduated with a BA from Grinnell College and has spent the last 15 years in various positions, either programming or doing tech support and analysis and is excited to be providing support to Koha ILS users now. In his free time, he tends to do Linux-y things like KyOSS (Louisville’s Linux User Group), or hackathons at LVL1: Louisville’s maker space.

    Barton commented on his recent decision to join ByWater Solutions:

    “I’m really excited to be supporting an open source project; I think that the open source development model is one of the best out there, and I’m looking forward to learning how that works at the everyday level.”

    Brendan Gallagher, CEO of ByWater commented on Barton’s move to ByWater:

    “We are happy to welcome Barton to the ByWater family. His experience in programming and open source will be a great asset to our partners and with his desire to learn he will fit right in with the rest of the team.”

    About ByWater Solutions:

    With over 10 years of experience, ByWater Solutions offers customized hosting, data migration, configuration, installation, training, support options and development of the enterprise class open source library system, Koha. Offering a 24/7 technical helpline, ByWater Solutions’ clients have the support system they need to make their software work for them. ByWater Solutions pledges to share 100% of all developed code to the Koha community for the strengthening and advancement of the Koha ILS. For more information about ByWater Solutions, 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: