A Critique   of Integrated Library Systems:<br />
kohais the first open sourceintegrated library system (ILS).<br />Created in 1999 by Katipo Communications for the Horowhe...
In use worldwide, its development is steered by a growing community of libraries collaborating to achieve their technology...
<ul><li>Dual database design
Library standards compliant
Web-based interfaces
Free/Open Source
No Vendor Lock-in</li></ul>Features<br />http://koha.org/about/features<br />
LibLime, a Division of PTFS Announces “Harley”, a New Stable Release of Koha Available for Immediate Download <br />LibLim...
The first Koha Librarian – Honoured today<br />June 7th, 2010 by Chris Cormack<br />Every year in New Zealand on the Queen...
Pay for Support<br />Several companies around the world support Koha and are happy to provide libraries with the full arra...
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  1. 1. A Critique of Integrated Library Systems:<br />
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  3. 3. kohais the first open sourceintegrated library system (ILS).<br />Created in 1999 by Katipo Communications for the HorowhenuaLibrary Trust in New Zealand, the first installation went live in January 2000.<br />
  4. 4. In use worldwide, its development is steered by a growing community of libraries collaborating to achieve their technology goals. Koha’s feature set continues to evolve and expand to meet the needs of its user base.<br />
  5. 5. <ul><li>Dual database design
  6. 6. Library standards compliant
  7. 7. Web-based interfaces
  8. 8. Free/Open Source
  9. 9. No Vendor Lock-in</li></ul>Features<br />http://koha.org/about/features<br />
  10. 10. LibLime, a Division of PTFS Announces “Harley”, a New Stable Release of Koha Available for Immediate Download <br />LibLime has made available a tested, stable release of Koha for immediate download at http://koha.org/download. LibLime assembled Harley to provide many of the features developed by PTFS over the last 12 months into one stable and tested release that can be used immediately by libraries world-wide. <br />http://koha.org/news/liblimeMay 10, 2010<br />New Release!<br />
  11. 11. The first Koha Librarian – Honoured today<br />June 7th, 2010 by Chris Cormack<br />Every year in New Zealand on the Queen’s Birthday weekend, New Zealanders who have provided service to the community are honoured. In this years honours list Rosalie Blake, who was the head librarian at Horowhenua Library Trust when Koha was written, was honoured with a QSM (Queen’s Service Medal). Rosalie Helen Blake, Levin, for services to the library profession<br />I’m sure the whole Koha community will congratulate her on a well deserved award.<br />Recent blog post:<br />
  12. 12. Pay for Support<br />Several companies around the world support Koha and are happy to provide libraries with the full array of services including installation, migration assistance, data integrity testing, staff training, software maintenance, and development of new features. To learn more about what services are available visit the 'Pay for Support' page at http://koha.org/support.<br />Free Support<br />Of course, if a library has the in-house expertise to manage an ILS, they may wish to support Koha themselves. To learn more about the available community and development resources visit theFree Support page at http://koha.org/support.<br />Support Options<br />
  13. 13. <ul><li>Based in Norcross, GA
  14. 14. Employs core developers from both the Evergreen and Koha ILS projects
  15. 15. Offers a wide range of services from evaluation and training through migration, deployment and support.</li></ul>Contact: Equinox Software, Inc.<br /> (877. 673. 6457)<br />http://www.esilibrary.com/esi/<br />Pay for SupportEquinox Software<br />
  16. 16. Free Demo<br />
  17. 17. Documentation<br />Koha documentation can be found in the Koha Documentation Center.<br />Documentations for older versions of Koha are available on www.kohadocs.org/<br />There are a wealth of resources on the KohaWiki http://wiki.koha.org<br />Mailing Lists<br />The mailing lists are also a  great place to get support:<br />Koha Mailing List (general support questions)<br />Developers' Mailing Lists: http://lists.koha.org<br />IRC (real-time chat)<br />http://koha.org/cgi-bin/logs.pl and http://stats.workbuffer.org/irclog/koha/ <br />Free Support<br />
  18. 18. The recent downturn in the economy and continuing recession has forced the major industry players in library automation to compete aggressively. These companies must distinguish themselves by providing products and services that are innovative and sustainable. Koha, continues to find adoption by public and smaller academic libraries in the United States and Canada. Considering all of the features available, the extensive user base and support options available, user friendly, and there are PC and Mac versions available, Koha is the integrated library system of choice.<br />Conclusion<br />

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