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The Day After (The LibLime Visit)

Well, it was a pretty intense two days, but we think we managed to cover all modules and the specifics of our needed functionality with the LibLime folks. The good news — much of what we were requesting was already…

LibLime Scope of Work Study

On July 31st, the Bibliomation Board approved our going forward with a scope of work study with LibLime, the main support vendor for Koha. This scope of work study will identify those areas of functionality still needed in the Koha…

LibLime to Acquire CareAffiliates

LibLime Press Release: LibLime to Acquire CARE Affiliates Today at 9:47am ATHENS, OH and BLACKSBURG, VA–July 29, 2008 -– LibLime, the leader in open source solutions for libraries and CARE Affiliates™ announced today that they have entered into a definitive…

Koha Testing Continues…

For the past couple of weeks, Bibliomation staff has been learning what we can about the Koha ILS. As I’ve written before, we have been testing version 3.0, but what we learned from LibLime while at ALA has us convinced…

ALA — Open Source Everywhere

Just back from California and the ALA conference in Anaheim had plenty of open source programs from which to choose. Mike and I attended “Planning for Open Source in Consortia” on June 29th. The panelists were Monica Shultz, IT Director…

Howard County Library System (MD)

I talked with Amy DeGroff, the head of Library Technology Services, at the Howard County Library system, in Maryland. They have six public libraries and about 1 million items. They circulate about 5 millions items each year. Howard County is…

Bibliomation’s ILS Steering Committee

At the June User Council meeting, Janet Woycik, chair of the Bibliomation Strategic Planning Committee, asked for volunteers to serve on the Bibliomation ILS Steering Committee. The ILS Steering Committee will meet at specific times during our open source testing…

The Green Mountain Library Consortium (VT)

As Bibliomation begins our own open source investigation, we are very interested in talking to those libraries who have already decided to migrate to open source. I had the chance earlier this month to talk with Stephanie Chase, the library…