Las Animas Public Library Goes Live on the CLiC AspenCat Bibliovation Union Catalog
North Bethesda, MD, August 20, 2015 – The Las Animas – Bent County Library District has now joined the Colorado Library Consortium (CLiC) AspenCat Bibliovation union catalog for all collection and patron management services. The Library and CLiC staff worked with the LibLime Project Management team to successfully transfer bibliographic, item and patron data to AspenCat union catalog.
About the Las Animas – Bent County Library District
The mission of the Las Animas-Bent County Library District is to encourage reading at all levels, to provide a safe and attractive environment, to provide access to and to encourage usage of current technology, to inform as well as to entertain and to provide access to public information. The Library serves a diverse community with a friendly, knowledgeable and innovative staff, using community resources to enhance our services. Las Animas is located in northwest Bent County along the Arkansas River. Las Animas, the City of Souls, is in southeast Colorado east of Pueblo and fifteen miles from the historic Bent’s Fort.
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.