London, May 2020. Leeds College of Music has chosen Koha as its new library management system to replace the previous OCLC OLIB solution. PTFS Europe is implementing the new system and will provide on-going hosting and support services. Koha is being integrated with the conservatoire's EDS discovery service, from EBSCO, and the Moodle learning management system.
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 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.
Jane Henshaw, Liaison Librarian and Systems Administrator said "We were looking for a library management system that would offer all the options and integrations that we had developed so well with its predecessor; particularly appealing was the ability to search different collections independently from one another, including our Discovery Service, all from the same interface. Koha offers excellent value for money and the implementation team have been responsive and supportive throughout these early stages of the migration project. Conservatoire students have wide-ranging resource needs set against very specific research requirements and we are able to support them fully with Koha."
Leeds College of Music is the largest specialist conservatoire in the UK, delivering expert music and drama education to a community of over 1,200 students. Our broad offering spans undergraduate and postgraduate degree courses, numerous short courses and Junior LCoM for young musicians and performers. Situated in the heart of Leeds' cultural quarter, LCoM is artistically ambitious, quality-driven, and industry-focused, placing strong emphasis on developing career-ready musicians, performers, producers and entrepreneurs. www.lcm.ac.uk
Nick Phipps, Director of Sales at PTFS Europe, stated "We are delighted that Leeds College of Music has chosen Koha and we welcome them as new customers. They will be joining our growing base of Koha customers, particularly in the academic 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 system Koha, the FOLIO library services platform, 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.