London, 2nd June, 2014. A consortium of four NHS Trusts in Coventry and Warwickshire has chosen the Koha library management system together with WordPress for Libraries to replace its existing SirsiDynix solutions. PTFS Europe is carrying out the initial implementation and providing on-going hosting and support services.
Koha Library Management System
With Koha, library staff access to the system is completely web-based; acquisitions and EDI, circulation, cataloguing, serials and reports are all done through a web browser. The online catalogue offers an excellent search capability and a full range of personalisation services. Koha's depth of functionality continues to evolve and expand to meet the changing needs of its user base.
The Coventry and Warwickshire Consortium
Jacqui LeMay, Head of Knowledge Services at University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire, explains: "The four Trust Library Managers were unanimous in their decision in selecting Koha as their replacement library management system. It was felt that in addition to meeting core standard requirements, Koha provided both the functionality and flexibility in meeting our current and future needs for staff and users alike."
Nick Dimant, Managing Director at PTFS Europe added "We are delighted that the consortium has chosen Koha and welcome them as new customers.
Across the UK there are now 30 NHS Trusts or Foundation Trusts using our implementation, hosting and support services for an increasing range of products."
About the Consortium
The consortium comprises the University Hospitals Coventry & Warwickshire NHS Trust (UHCW), South Warwickshire NHS Foundation Trust, George Eliot Hospital NHS Trust and Coventry & Warwickshire Partnership Trust. UHCW is one of the largest and busiest NHS University Teaching Trusts in the country. They have a partnership with Warwick Medical School, which is based in one of the UK's leading universities, to combine excellence in teaching and research with the highest quality medical education across a range of innovative programmes.
About PTFS Europe
PTFS Europe provides a wide range of products and services to the library market. These include the open source library systems Koha and Evergreen, Rebus:list for list management, Rebus:tutorial to support information literacy, the VuFind discovery portal, CUFTS for electronic resource management, WordPress for Libraries and the
ArchivalWare digital repository. An ISO27001 company, PTFS Europe provides the full range of services needed to implement, host and support these products