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Walden University in Minnesota Chooses Koha and LibLime
COLUMBUS, OH --June 23, 2009-- LibLime, the leader in open-source solutions for libraries announced today that Walden University in Minneapolis, Minnesota, has selected a Koha ZOOM hosted solution for their next integrated library system.
The Koha installation will be hosted off site at one of LibLime's secure data centers. The Library has also contracted with LibLime for data migration of their 185,000 bibliographic records, support and training services.
Walden University is an online institution with a virtual library. Until now, Walden's virtual/online Library had databases but not a catalog. "Having a catalog will allow us to make individual journal and ebook purchases and in turn make those accessible to our students," says Sue Davidsen, Director of Library Services.
The Library chose LibLime's Koha solution because it is affordable and flexible.
"The Walden Library has a very unique need. We are completely online, so there are a number of features in an ILS that we just didn't need, for example, circulation or patron records. Open Source offered us the opportunity to customize our installation at a price we could afford," Sue explains.
"I think students will appreciate the ability to simplify their searching," Sue adds. "The refine-your-search feature is something that should prove to be very popular. Our staff is excited about being able to integrate the catalog with our social networking tools like chat and the library's news blog."
About Walden University
Since 1970, Walden University has supported working professionals in achieving their academic goals and making a greater impact in their professions and their communities. Today, more than 33,000 students from all 50 states and more than 90 countries are pursuing their bachelor’s, master’s, or doctoral degrees at Walden. The university provides students with an engaging educational experience that connects them with expert faculty and peers around the world. Walden is the flagship online university in the Laureate International Universities network—a global network of 42 online and campus-based universities in 20 countries.
About Koha ZOOM
Koha ZOOM is the next-generation release of the award-winning Koha open-source integrated library system. Notably, it includes a powerful search engine based on Zebra, a high-performance indexing and retrieval engine. Koha ZOOM's search engine can read structured records in practically any input format (e.g., email, XML, MARC) and allows access to them through exact boolean search expressions and relevance-ranked free-text queries. It supports large databases (more than ten gigabytes of data, tens of millions of records) as well as incremental, safe database updates on live systems.
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