Jackson County Public Library Goes Live on the CLiC AspenCat Bibliovation Union Catalog
North Bethesda, MD, February 18, 2015- The Jackson County Public Library has now joined the Colorado Library Consortium (CLiC) AspenCat Bibliovation union catalog for all collection and patron management services. With the addition of the Jackson County Public Library, the CLiC AspenCat union catalog now has over 560,000 bibliographic records describing nearly 1,200,000 item records. Jackson Library staff worked with the LibLime Project Management team to successfully transfer bibliographic, item, and patron data to the Bibliovation application.
About Jackson County
Jackson County Colorado is known for being the “Moose Viewing Capital of Colorado”. The primary economic drivers in Jackson County are ranching, agriculture, forestry, and natural resource exploration. Also, historical evidence suggests that prior to 1820, the Ute and Arapahoe Indians, who were also bitter enemies, occupied what is now Jackson County. Teepees, also called wikiups, now stand in a sheltered and secluded section in the north end of Jackson County, which are believed to have been left behind by the Ute tribe after the Meeker Massacre in 1879.
The Colorado Library Consortium (CLiC), headquartered in Centennial, Colorado, serves over 450 libraries throughout the state, many of which also belong to the AspenCat Bibliovation union catalog. Currently the CLiC database includes over 1,000,000 items. Resource sharing is one of the key components of the system with libraries requesting over 1,200 items from each other every month. Requests are growing as more patrons discover how easy it is to request an item not held at his or her home library. CLiC is committed to maintaining AspenCat as a fully featured, patron-focused system. In partnership with the Colorado State Library, AspenCat offers integration with external databases using EZproxy, integration through the State Library’s Plinkit-based web site hosting service, and interconnectivity with SWIFT, the statewide ILL system. AspenCat also currently offers a cooperative purchase for downloadable audio books from Recorded Books and eBooks from the 3M Library Cloud system. For more information, please contact Bob Bennhoff at 303-422-1150 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
LibLime, a division of PTFS, is the global leader in providing support for open development Library Service Platforms (LSP). Rather than sell software licenses for static, hard-to-customize software products, LibLime educates libraries about the benefits of open development, enabling them to make choices about how best to provide their communities and staff with better technology services. LibLime then facilitates deployment of the LSP in libraries by providing outstanding consulting, development, implementation, and support/hosting services. PTFS is also the developer of the world’s leading content management software, Knowvation, and specializes in meeting library personnel staffing requirements, digitization and metadata keying services. For more information, see http://liblime.com or http://ptfs.com.