Arts University Bournemouth has chosen Koha for its new library management system to replace the existing solution from IS Oxford. The team at PTFS Europe will be implementing Koha and providing on-going hosting and support services. The University has also selected Explorit Everywhere! to provide a single search for electronic resources.
Koha Library Management System
The Koha library management system is a completely web-based application for staff and end-users. The system comprises core modules: acquisitions with EDI (Electronic Data Interchange), circulation, cataloguing, serials, ILL (Interlibrary Loans) and comprehensive reporting functionality; plus, electronic resources management using CORAL. The Koha online catalogue (OPAC) offers excellent search capabilities together with a full range of personalisation services. Koha's depth of functionality continues to develop, meeting the changing needs of libraries and their users.
Explorit Everywhere! is designed to search all your sources and intuitively navigate users through a quick search to efficiently find and apply your information when and where you need it.
Arts University Bournemouth
Tim O'Reilly-Bennett, University Librarian, said: "We are excited by the chance to be part of a dynamic evolutionary LMS that is Koha and look forward to a flexible and extensible system that can be adapted to our new ways of working for now and in the future while providing a great experience for our users and staff."
Arts University Bournemouth is one of a small number of higher education institutions in the UK devoted solely to the study of creative subjects. Our mission is to be the leading professional arts university dedicated to turning creativity into careers.
We specialise in art, design, media and performance and we are proud of our distinctive maker culture as well as our leadership in creative leaning. The University is consistently placed amongst the very best in the UK for our graduate achievement and the destination and employment data recorded by the HESA reports a 95.6% progression to employment by AUB graduates. In 2017 the University was awarded ‘Gold' status in the Teaching Excellence Framework assessment and earlier in 2018 our Diploma in Art and Design – Foundation Studies Programme achieved the ‘Outstanding' rating from Ofsted.
By appointing PTFS Europe we are confident we will be working with a partner who understands our business and will help us deliver a more sustainable service and drive out further efficiencies and savings.
Nick Phipps, Sales Director at PTFS Europe, added: "We are delighted that Arts University Bournemouth has chosen the Koha system and we welcome them as new customers. They will be joining our well-established base of customers from all library sectors in the UK hosted and supported by PTFS Europe."
About PTFS Europe
PTFS Europe provides a wide range of products for the library market. These include the library system Koha, RT: request tracker for enquiry management, CORAL for electronic resource management and the Knowvation digital repository. An ISO27001 company, PTFS Europe provides the full range of services needed to implement, host and support these products.