Koha: the open source integrated library management system

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Koha is the first open-source Integrated Library System (ILS). In use worldwide, its development is steered by a growing community of libraries collaborating to achieve their technology goals. Koha's impressive feature set continues to evolve and expand to meet the needs of its user base.
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Koha: the open source integrated library management system

  1. 1. Koha: open source library management system <ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Patron participation </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Library 2.0 </li></ul></ul></ul></ul>
  2. 2. What is Koha? <ul><li>Koha is the first open-source Integrated Library System (ILS). In use worldwide, its development is steered by a growing community of libraries collaborating to achieve their technology goals. Koha's impressive feature set continues to evolve and expand to meet the needs of its user base. </li></ul><ul><li>Koha includes: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Full-featured ILS: circulation, cataloging, acquisitions, serials, reserves, patron management, branch relationships, and more. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Dual Database Design: safe; reliable; fast </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Library Standards Compliant.  </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Web-based Interfaces.  </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Free / Open Source. </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. Patron comments <ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>Patrons can log in and write comments/reviews for items. Reviews are moderated by librarians. </li></ul>
  4. 4. 5-star ratings <ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>Patrons can rate items on a 5-star scale. Ratings are then aggregated across all users and made visible to other patrons. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Recommendations <ul><li>Go to the item details page, click the 'Recommendations' tab to see 'XX people who read this also read...' </li></ul>
  6. 6. Tag cloud <ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>Users can tag items from the search results or item details page. Aggregated user tags are then presented as a cloud for other patrons to use. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Federated searching <ul><li>Search for the item in other catalogues. Customise and add your own. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Booklists <ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>Patrons can create booklists out of collections of items, which they can then share with all users. Teachers can use this feature to compile recommended reading lists for courses. </li></ul>
  9. 9. RSS feeds <ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>Search results and lists of tagged items automatically generate RSS feeds which can then be used to generate up-to-date lists. </li></ul>
  10. 10. Cart <ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>Patrons can collect items into an Amazon-style 'cart' which they can then print of email to others. </li></ul>

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