London, 19 April 2021. Ravensbourne University London selected the Koha library management system, hosted and supported by PTFS Europe, to replace an existing SirsiDynix Symphony solution, in August 2020. We are pleased to announce that the Koha system is now live and now supporting the university's library users. Koha was selected to provide improvements in managing the library's collections and deliver a better experience for the University's students.
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 and comprehensive reporting functionality. The Koha online catalogue (OPAC) offers end users excellent search capabilities together with a full range of personalisation services.
Naomi Elliot, Head of Learning Resources, said:
Ravensbourne selected Koha as a cost-effective, web-based replacement for our previous LMS. Koha has an appealing intuitive user-friendly design and allows our users to search the library's physical and online collections from the same interface.
We are very grateful for PTFS Europe's help, support and continued good humour through the process of transitioning to Koha. We experienced no delays or issues, despite the global pandemic! Koha has allowed us to improve our Library workflows, becoming more efficient and saving staff time and has been well received by staff and students.
Ravensbourne University London is a specialist creative university, designed for industry. It provides a provocative, dynamic learning environment where students are challenged to become visionary professionals and values a rich and sustained engagement with industry partners. The library offers a large collection of print, online and multimedia resources.
Lesley Jones, Business Development Manager at PTFS Europe, stated:
We are delighted that Ravensbourne Univerity has chosen Koha and we welcome them as new customers. They are joining our diverse and growing base of academic institutions that have turned to open source as their preferred solution.
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, RT: 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.