New Discovery for Libraries

Liblime, a division of PTFS, has further enhanced its Discovery Layer to include support for Overdrive eBook collections. LibLime has made it easy to implement and manage its Discovery Layer, already with the capability of discovering full text databases from EBSCO and other aggregators and publishers. Using the Overdrive API, library users can now download eBooks directly from the catalog, and also place holds on eBooks that are currently in use.

The Discovery Layer is designed to work with any ILS or LSP. LibLime uses it on top of the Bibliovation LSP. The Discovery Layer already includes a spatial search venue, integrating with the ESRI Map Service and GoogleMaps to deliver visual retrieval. The Discovery Layer supports the indexing and retrieval of the full text of digital objects, whether scanned and OCR’ed or natively electronic. This gives researchers immediate and deep access inside documents. Next on the development schedule is integration with the cloudLibrary API and expansion of linked data into the social scheme of the Discovery Layer.

About LibLime – PTFS:

Established in 1995 and headquartered in North Bethesda, Md., just outside Washington, D.C., PTFS launched its flagship CMS, Knowvation™ (originally ArchivalWare™) in 2000. LibLime, a division of PTFS, specializes in the deployment of the Bibliovation LSP and cloud-based hosting of the platform. Knowvation has grown into a web-based CMS suite of applications for geospatial content management, declassification, records management, and library operations. For more information, see or