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The U.S. Fire Administration Selects LibLime Academic Koha 5.8

North Bethesda, MD, August 13, 2014- U.S. Fire Administration, an entity of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), has selected LibLime Academic Koha 5.8 for all collection and patron management services. In the upcoming months, U.S. Fire Administration library staff will be working closely with LibLime project management to go live on LibLime Academic Koha.

The Fire Administration will enjoy the following features included in the new release of LibLime Academic Koha 5.8:

  • A single screen cataloging editor with MARC21 validation and the option to embed local cataloging guidelines; with support for MARC Authority records, MARC Bibliographic records, and MARC Holdings records
  • Support for GeoMARC
  • An expanded messaging package for patron OPAC interaction covering purchase requests, ILL requests, call slip requests, general library messages, digital object ingest, and holds
  • Discovery Layer map interface for search and retrieval of geo-tagged materials
  • Expanded staff permissions distributed as groups with members of the group inheriting the permissions assigned to the group

About the U.S. Fire Administration
As an entity of the Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency, the mission of the USFA is to provide national leadership to foster a solid foundation for our fire and emergency services stakeholders in prevention, preparedness, and response. The U.S. Fire Administration's Library provides information and resources on fire, emergency management and other all-hazards subjects. With our collection of more than 208,000 books, reports, audiovisual materials and indexed articles, the Library supports National Emergency Training Center student and faculty research, classroom lectures, and development of course materials.

About LibLime - PTFS
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 or or

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