Merck & Co. Pharmaceuticals Selects Bibliovation 5.8

North Bethesda, MD, August 6, 2014 – LibLime, a division of PTFS, announced that Merck & Co in West Point, Pennsylvania has chosen LibLime to provide them with support and hosting services for Bibliovation 5.8. Merck’s drug development and manufacturing facility in the suburbs of Philadelphia will be taking advantage of the rich functionality in Bibliovation 5.8, including enhanced circulation policies, the Solr search engine, full faceted support in the OPAC, an embedded New Titles list, an additional functionality for expired and cancelled holds, and RDA support. As with all versions of Bibliovation since 4.8, the entire application resides in the Plack environment for enhanced performance.

About Merck & Co.
Merck & Co. originated in 1668 as a small family-owned drugstore in Darmstadt, Germany, and has since grown to become one of the world’s largest international pharmaceutical companies. In 1891 the American subsidiary was established in New York under the Merck family name. In 1917 Merck was officially established as an independent American company. While Merck headquarters are now located in Whitehouse Station, New Jersey, the company has over 70,000 employees positioned in 31 factories across 120 countries worldwide. Merck & Co.’s mission is to “To discover, develop and provide innovative products and services
that save and improve lives around
 the world”.

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 or