London, 14 January 2021. The College of Optometrists has chosen Koha as its new library management system to replace the previous IS Oxford Heritage solution. PTFS Europe is implementing the new system and will provide on-going hosting and support services.
About the Koha Library Management System
The Koha library management system is a completely web-based application providing staff and public users with access to the system through web browsers. The system comprises core modules: acquisitions with EDI, circulation, cataloguing, serials, OPAC and comprehensive reporting functionality. The Koha online catalogue offers end users excellent search capabilities together with a full range of personalisation services. Koha's depth of functionality continues to develop to meet the changing needs of libraries and their users.
Shirley Hart, Library and Information Services Manager, said "We were looking for a user-friendly and intuitive LMS to suit the needs of both our service-users and library staff. Koha met those requirements, and additionally incorporates the functionality we will need for future developments in our Library and Information Services. It also offers excellent value for money. The Koha team were very responsive throughout the implementation of the new system, and our overall experience has been extremely positive, both with regard to the product, which we are delighted with, and the ongoing support offered."
About the College of Optometrists
The College is the professional body for optometrists. It qualifies the profession and delivers the guidance, development and training to ensure optometrists provide the best possible care. It recognises excellence through the College's affixes, by building the evidence base for optometry, and by raising awareness of the profession with the public, commissioners, and health care professionals.
Jonathan Field, Managing Director of PTFS Europe, added "We are delighted that the College of Optometrists has chosen Koha, and we welcome them as new customers. They join a growing number of membership libraries that have turned to open source as their preferred solution. They also join our growing base of Koha customers, particularly in the professional sector, from across the UK and Europe who are hosted and supported by PTFS Europe."
About PTFS Europe
PTFS Europe provides a wide range of products for the library market. These include the open source library systems Koha and FOLIO, Request Tracker for enquiry management, CORAL for electronic resource management, Metabase business analytics and the Knowvation digital repository. An ISO27001 company, PTFS Europe provides the full range of services needed to implement, host, and support these products.