London, UK -- 18th April,2017. Richmond, The American International University has chosen Koha for its new library management system to replace an existing solution from ExLibris. The team at PTFS Europe will be implementing Koha and providing on-going hosting and support services.
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, circulation, cataloguing, serials and comprehensive reporting functionality. 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.
Richmond, the American International University
Richmond, the American University in London is a private not-for-profit university with American and British accreditation offering a wide range of academic disciplines. Richmond delivers the very best of both the American and British higher educational systems and prepares students to think independently, creatively and critically in order to address the complex social, cultural, environmental, and economic challenges in a changing world. Richmond campuses are in the boroughs of Kensington and Chelsea and Richmond-Upon-Thames, both vibrant areas providing easy access to London's arts, cultural, political, and business sectors. Internationalism is at the heart of Richmond, and is reflected in the University motto ‘Unity in Diversity'. Richmond students come from all corners of the world, with over 100 different nationalities represented, Richmond University provides a rich and diverse learning environment.
Valerie Boyle, Head of Library Services, said: "Moving to the Koha Open Source platform, with hosting and support from PTFS Europe, offers us a cost-effective and flexible solution thus enabling provision of a high quality service to all our Library users, wherever they are".
Nick Dimant, Managing Director at PTFS Europe added "We are delighted that the Richmond, The American International University 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."
PTFS Europe provides a wide range of products for the library market. These include the library system Koha, Rebus:list for list management, 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.