The Open Source Library System
Koha, the Open Source Library System born in 2000 in new Zealand, is now used in hundreds of libraries worldwide, from the US to Australia and Canada and including France, where BibLibre has been working with libraries using Koha since 2002, both in public and academic and special libraries.
Koha is a fully-fledged, full web Integrated Library System, fit for libraries of many sizes, thanks especially to it's advanced system of parameters and preferences.
BibLibre can help you with you Koha project with a wide range of services:
- installation, including as a hosted solution
- project management, including help in setting up the system
- migration of data
- training of staff, from the advanced training of the system administrator to the training of the staff would will use the system on a daily basis
- tailored developments
We have 3 offers centered around Koha:
- Hosted Koha
- Koha Appliance
- Koha local
Koha has the full suit of modules one expects from an ILS:
The OPAC certainly is one of the strong points of Koha, with:
- carts and lists, comments, critics and tags on records
- browsing the catalog by subjects
- an RSS feed for each and every opac search
- enhanced content from Amazon, Bayker & Taylor, Syndetics, LibraryThing...
- a sleek design bringing you library's catalog in line with patrons expectations on the web
- management of circulation rules for libraries, patrons and types of documents
- checkins, checkouts, holds and renewals
- management of permissions and fees
- transit of documents between libraries
- a tight interface to help you do circulation as efficiently as possible
- support for MARC21, UNIMARC, NORMARC, bibliographic and authorities
- Z3950 imports, both on a per-record basis and in batch mode
- exports of records or the whole catalog
- management of subscriptions and claims
- routing lists
- budget planning and tracking
- ordering and claims
- managing reception and invoices
Koha is a cross-platform application, which only requires a web browser for you to use.
You can also checkout the Koha community web site.