North Bethesda, MD –December 11, 2012 – Students in Dr. William Helling’s Library Systems course enrolled in Indiana University’s School of Library and Information Science program will begin utilizing LibLime Koha this upcoming semester through LibLime's Koha with Class program.
LibLime will provide the class of approximately 20 students with a hosted installation of LibLime Koha 4.14 free of charge. This will allow the students unlimited access and all privileges associated with the staff end of LibLime Koha as well as all OPAC functionality for the duration of the course. LibLime Koha 4.14 introduces the Solr search engine to the Koha application. The Solr engine provides increased performance for importing and indexing bibliographic records. Solr also provides a much richer facet list for OPAC searching. Students in Dr. Hellings’s class will have the opportunity to take advantage of these and other improvements brought to the application through the Solr search engine.
Dr. Helling says “I have used the Koha with Class program for the past five years at Indiana University in my graduate class on library systems. It is an excellent way to introduce students to a fully functional integrated library system (ILS) and its various components. The fact that Koha incorporates the latest technologies and developments makes this program even more attractive. The opportunity to configure and administer an ILS is an invaluable experience for students who will be future administrators and decision makers in their libraries.”
About LibLime’s Koha with Class
LibLime's Koha with Class program is designed to give library school faculty a chance to embed the use of an ILS into their coursework and curricula. This allows students to gain practical experience with library automation software as they prepare to enter the library workforce. Many faculty members around the world are taking advantage of the free support that LibLime provides with the Koha with Class installations. LibLime is striving to expand the program overseas to support librarianship at an international level. To learn more about the program visit or if you wish to get involved go to: http://www.liblime.com/we-give-back.
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 http://liblime.com or http://ptfs.com or http://archivalware.net.