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LibLime Announces Production Release of LibLime Koha 4.14 With Solr
LibLime, a division of PTFS, announced the public release of LibLime Koha 4.14 with the Lucene Solr search engine. Solr is the popular open source enterprise search platform from the Apache Lucene project.
LibLime Koha 4.14 represents the innovation, ideas, and talents of many professional librarians with whom LibLime enjoys working and with whom the company looks forward to a continued professional partnership in years to come.
Many of the features in LibLime Koha 4.14 were sponsored by a variety of libraries including the South Central Library System in Wisconsin, the Waldo Academic Directors Library Organization based in New York, the Colorado Library Consortium in Colorado, and the Pioneer Consortium in Nebraska.
LibLime Koha 4.14 fully integrates Solr into all areas where searches are executed for both staff and OPAC including: OPAC basic search page, OPAC advanced search page, staff landing page search box, staff advanced search, staff search for cataloging, and the persistent staff masthead search box. With Solr in place, indexing of imported records (single and batch) is now completed in minutes, richer results are retrieved through searches using stemming and autotruncation, and facet search limits are now available for the entire search results list.
The libraries sponsoring development in LibLime Koha 4.14 key role in the design of the new features, as well as the quality assurance process including alpha and beta testing. The SCLS group went live in production on LibLime Koha 4.14 and within the next 2 weeks, more than 90 LibLime Koha libraries will be using Solr in production.
Paula J. Hane
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