BibLibre and Libriotech are pleased to announce a partnership to provide support for Koha, Evergreen and other Open Source Software in Norway.
Open Source software, Koha in particular, has an increasingly strong presence in the library market, with many libraries contracting for support and other services through BibLibre. The partnership between BibLibre and Libriotech provides a local company to assist Norwegian libraries with Koha and other OSS implementations as well as technical support.
BibLibre and Libriotech will be available to jointly answer the questions libraries have about Koha and OSS at the 72nd Norwegian Library Conference in Hamar in March 2010.
Nicolas Morin, CEO of BibLibre, says "This partnership with Libriotech is important for us: we are now able to provide services really tailored to the needs of Norwegian libraries. Libriotech is a natural partner for us: a small company with a proven track record with Koha already. We've been able to exchange ideas and some projects with Norwegian libraries during the past year, and we felt Libriotech provided us with the opportunity to go to the next level and tackle bigger projects with these libraries."
Magnus Enger, CEO of Libriotech, says "Libriotech has begun establishing itself, and Koha, as a serious alternative in the Norwegian library marketplace with a few first clients, including the high profile Naval Academy Library in Bergen, run by Norwegian librarian, blogger and author Thomas Brevik (http://lib1point5.wordpress.com/). Partnering with a company like BibLibre gives the advantage of instant access to their deep knowledge and years of experience with Open Source Software for libraries in general and Koha in particular, and I'm excited about the opportunity that gives us to help OSS grow in Norwegian libraries."
BibLibre is the leader of Open Source solutions for Libraries, based in Europe. Koha was created in 2000 as the first Open Source Integrated Library System: our early involvement with the project gave us an extended knowledge of librarianship and the needs of librarians in the age of omnipresent internet and open data. Building on this expertise, we now provide a range of services to libraries: we develop, host, support open source software for libraries worldwide.
To learn more, see http://www.biblibre.com/english
Libriotech was founded by librarian Magnus Enger in June 2009, in order to provide services related to Open Source Software for libraries in Norway, with an initial focus on Koha. Services will include installation/hosting, migration of data, training, maintenance and development.
For more information about Libriotech, see http://libriotech.no/