As part of a plan to create a new Cathedral library, Christ Church Cathedral is embarking on a project to automate their catalogue for the first time. The Library has chosen the Koha open source library management system for this project. Interleaf Technology has been contracted to implement the Koha system and to provide on-going support services.
Koha Library Management System
With the Koha LMS, library staff access to the system is completely web-based: Searching, circulation, cataloguing, serials and reports, acquisitions and EDI are all performed using a web browser.
As the catalogue grows, the online catalogue will offer an excellent search capability and a full range of personalisation services. Koha's depth of functionality continues to evolve and expand to meet the changing needs of its user base.
Charles Quain, Director at Interleaf Technology said: "We are delighted to be working with Christ Church Cathedral Library. Automating a library from scratch is a major undertaking and we look forward to a long relationship with the Cathedral to support them in this task. Open Source Technologies and hosted solutions allow institutions with limited resources access to state-of-the art technology while achieving value for money. The Koha interface is particularly user-friendly and will help make the process easier."
About Christ Church Cathedral, Dublin
Christ Church cathedral is the mother church of the Church of Ireland dioceses of Dublin and Glendalough. Founded in the 11th century it was a Benedictine and then Augustinian cathedral priory before the Reformation, since when it has been a secular cathedral. The medieval library was dispersed following the Reformation and a subsequent library was sold in 1980. The cathedral is in the process of building up a new library which will meet the working needs of the cathedral community, visitors and researchers.
About Interleaf Technology
Interleaf Technology Ltd. are the leading providers of technology solutions to the library market in Ireland. We have experience in Library Management Systems and related technologies spanning over 25 years. Our dedicated support team is committed to providing top class support to all our customers. As well as providing Open Source solutions such as Koha, Evergreen and VuFind, we are agents for 3M security systems, Envisionware PC Reservation and Print Management solutions, OverDrive eBooks and eAudiobooks and BDS MARC records supply.