North Bethesda, MD, February 26, 2014- West Custer County Library District, located in Westcliffe, CO, is now live in the AspenCat LibLime Koha Union Catalog for all collection and patron management services.
The West Custer County Library District staff worked with LibLime Project Managment to migrate bibliographic, item, and patron data from their legacy ILS system to the LibLime Koha application. With the addition of the West Custer County Library District, there are now over 762,000 items and nearly 468,000 bibliographic records in the CLiC AspenCat Union Catalog.
This occasion marks the 50th library to go live in the CLiC AspenCat Union Catalog and is the 1st library to go live under the guidance of new CLiC Executive Director Jim Duncan.
About West Custer County Library District
The West Custer County Library District, situated in the foothills of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains, reaches out to the broader world through an expanding network of advanced technology to accomplish its goals, to meet the growing needs of the public at large, and to enhance the quality of life for those in Custer County. West Custer is able to accomplish this through its philosophy of encouraging life-long learning and providing resources to help people of all ages in their quest for knowledge, leisure, and problem solving.
About the CLiC Consortium
CLiC, headquartered in Centennial, Colorado, serves over 450 libraries throughout the state. 35 of these libraries are part of the AspenCat LibLime Koha union catalog. Currently the database includes over 700,000 items. Resource sharing is one of the key components of the system with libraries requesting over 1,200 items from each other every month. Requests are growing as more patrons discover how easy it is to request an item not held at his or her home library. CLiC is committed to maintaining AspenCat as a fully featured, patron-focused system. In partnership with the Colorado State Library, AspenCat offers integration with external databases using EZproxy, integration through the State Library’s Plinkit-based web site hosting service, and interconnectivity with SWIFT, the statewide ILL system. AspenCat also currently offers a cooperative purchase for downloadable audio books from Recorded Books and ebooks from the 3M Library Cloud system. For more information, please contact Shannon O’Grady at 303-422-1150 or [email protected].
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.