Fowler School District Goes Live on the CLiC AspenCat Bibliovation Union Catalog
North Bethesda, MD, April 8, 2015- Fowler School District has now joined the Colorado Library Consortium (CLiC) AspenCat Bibliovation union catalog for all collection and patron management services. With the addition of the Fowler School District, the CLiC AspenCat union catalog now has over 700,000 bibliographic records describing over one million attached item records. The Fowler School District staff worked with the LibLime Project Management team to successfully transfer bibliographic, item, and patron data to the Bibliovation application.
About Fowler School District
Fowler School District is committed to providing a quality education for our students, making them life- long learners and positive leaders in the community. For a positive educational experience students and staff have access to a multitude of technology such as interactive white boards, a student to computer ratio of 4:3, state of the art video production facilities, sound systems, a powerful bandwidth connection and a number of graphical software packages. Staff receive constant training on the current methods and pedagogies related to integrating technology into their curriculums. Students are expected to master certain skills dealing with technology and their education.
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 [email protected].
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.