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European University Cyprus Selects LibLime Enterprise Koha


By tina.burger - Posted on 30 November 2009

COLUMBUS, OH - November 30, 2009 - LibLime, the leader in open-source solutions for libraries, has announced that European University Cyprus (EUC) in Nicosia, Cyprus, has selected LibLime Enterprise Koha for their integrated library system.

The Library's system will be installed, operated and maintained at one of LibLime's carrier-class data centers and distributed via Software as a Service on LibLime's cloud computing platform.

LibLime Enterprise Koha is built on over two years of completed customer-sponsored development, including several highly-anticipated academic and consortia features. This Software as a Service offering on LibLime's new cloud computing platform will also feature regular monthly releases as additional customer-sponsored development is completed.

LibLime will provide the library with installation, systems administration, ongoing maintenance, software development and staff training.

"We were looking at some other vendors which the other universities use in Cyprus but they were very expensive and the programs were too complicated," said Theodoros Tzitzimbourounis, Head Librarian at the University.

Tzitzimbourounis added: "At the end of the day it is all about pricing and what you get for that price. LibLime offered value for our money: a great product that does the job and a lot more, with a friendly interface and ease of use."

"When a library comes to us with the vision and potential to do great things, it is always gratifying to be able to help them realize those aspirations," said Marc Roberson, VP Library Partners at LibLime.

"The EUC is just such an institution--one that provides high quality services to its students and faculty while keeping an eye on the technology horizon, ensuring that their quality-driven mission never lags behind," Roberson continued. "We are proud to be partners with the EUC and look forward to offering the same services to even more institutions like the EUC."

About European University Cyprus

European University Cyprus developed out of Cyprus College, which was founded in 1961. The purpose was to provide a well-rounded education of high caliber so that students would acquire the necessary academic and practical knowledge in their fields of study.

In September of 2007, the Council of Ministers of the Republic of Cyprus rendered a decision for the establishment and operation of European University Cyprus. The University consists of four Schools, namely, the School of Arts and Education Sciences, the School of Business Administration, the School of Humanities and Social Sciences, and the School of Sciences. All undergraduate and postgraduate programs offered by European University Cyprus are recognised nationally and internationally.

The Library is fully computerized and has two primary objectives. The first objective is to maintain an adequate, quality collection comprised of curricular and co-curricular materials and to meet the educational needs of students, as well as the professional needs of the faculty and other personnel. The second objective is to provide and maintain services of high quality that will encourage the appropriate use of the Library by faculty and students.

About LibLime Enterprise Koha

LibLime Enterprise Koha couples the award-winning Koha Community baseline with the latest enterprise enhancements sponsored by LibLime customers. Backed by LibLime support and documentation, LibLime Enterprise Koha represents the most advanced and comprehensive open-source ILS solution available to libraries.

For more information, visit http://liblime.com.

To try out LibLime Enterprise Koha for yourself, visit LibLime's demos:

http://liblime.com/demos

About LibLime

LibLime is the global leader in open-source solutions for libraries, with a mission to make open source accessible to libraries. Rather than sell software licenses for static, hard-to-customize software products, LibLime 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. LibLime then facilitates implementation of open source in libraries by providing outstanding development, customization, support and training solutions--solutions tailored to each library's needs. For more information, see http://liblime.com.

Press Contact:

Tina Burger
Vice President Marketing, LibLime
(888) Koha ILS (564-2457) ext. 705
tnb@liblime.com

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