Okay Indiana Libraries – GO FOR IT!


LibLime, the Athens, OH-based vendor offering open-source ILS solutions, recently signed large contracts with the Indiana Cooperative Library Services Authority (INCOLSA) and the Central Kansas Library System. INCOLSA will be using LibLime’s services for the Indiana Shared Library Catalog (ISLC), a multitype resource sharing network composed of 30 member libraries including an art museum, the Indiana Supreme Court Library, and public and school libraries throughout the state. LibLime said its Koha ZOOM solution will provide ISLC members with “a shared integrated library automation system, including a web-based union catalog and integrated circulation, acquisitions, and serials control modules.” The ISLC migration is the first step in a partnership between INCOLSA and the vendor to offer affordable open-source automation solutions to the cooperative’s members.

I would especially like to see my former employer the St. Joseph County Public Library in South Bend be a leader in this area as the library has been in so many other technology area through the years. Just sayin’.