Portage County Public Library Goes Live on the South Central Library System’s Bibliovation Union Catalog

North Bethesda, MD, May 30, 2014- The Portage County Public Library (Stevens Point), comprised of 4 branches in Portage Country, Wisconsin, has gone live in the South Central Library System (SCLS) Bibliovation LINKcat union catalog for all collection and patron management services.

The Portage County library staff worked with the SCLS ILS Support Team members and LibLime Project Management to migrate bibliographic, item, patron data, holds and circulation transactions from their legacy ILS system. Portage County staff is enjoying autonomy within the Bibliovation union catalog, as Bibliovation includes support for local ownership of items records linked to communal bibliographic records and local control of circulation rules, while their patrons benefit by having free and open access to all materials of the participating libraries via the union catalog. With the addition of Portage County, there are over 3.5 million records in the SCLS Bibliovation LINKcat union catalog.

About Portage County Public Library
The Portage County Public Library is the learning place for a diverse community, inspiring all people with the love of reading and learning, advancing the pursuit of knowledge, and enhancing the quality of life of all patrons. The Library provides equal opportunity to access information, high quality materials, programs, and online resources to the meet the community’s needs for lifelong learning, cultural enrichment, and intellectual stimulation.

About South Central Library System
The South Central Library System is a community of 53 member libraries that works to provide the best possible service to the public. SCLS assists its member libraries with sharing materials, providing members with guidance and direction in technology solutions, and supplying them with the training and expertise to cope with constantly changing technologies and demands for service. SCLS is a sponsor of many key features that have allowed Bibliovation to be a feature-rich and innovative ILS solution. SCLS is an active leader within the Bibliovation user group and works to help all LibLime customers benefit from their innovative ideas and services.

About LibLime
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 https://liblime.com or https://ptfs.com.