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Santa Cruz Public Library Selects Koha

ATHENS, OH--March 26, 2008--LibLime, the leader in open-source solutions for libraries, announced today that Santa Cruz Public Library in California USA, has selected LibLime's Koha ZOOM Appliance solution as the library's next integrated library system. Koha is the first and most advanced open-source integrated library system.

Santa Cruz County Public Library (SCPL) has a central library and 9 branches, and boasts an annual circulation of approximately 2 million items. LibLime will be providing the library with software installation, data migration, and ongoing support services.

"We are convinced that open-source products provide greater functionality and control over what we can do with an ILS system," says Dan Landry, Director of IT for the library. "The ILS world is in turmoil right now. Systems have decreased in number, especially in terms of offerings for public libraries."

SCPL has made productive use of open-source tools for the past eight years, and choosing the open-source Koha was a natural next step. "An open-source system also allows us a greater opportunity to be designers and contributors of the tools we use daily," continues Dan. "Public libraries and open-source share a common vision of the importance of free and open access to information."