The Swedish Institute of Rome chose the Open Source Source ILS Koha and the help of BibLibre for its library. The Swedish Institute in Rome is a research institute, subordinate to the Swedish Ministry of Education. BibLibre will handle the migration, the staff training and will provide ongoing Koha support and hosting services.
Astrid Capoferro, librarian at the Swedish Institute of Rome spoke of the move to Koha:
"The library of the Swedish Institute of Classical Studies in Rome will move to Koha from Millennium with support from BibLibre. We decided to switch to an open source ILS because we like the open source philosophy and think that features like reliance on open standards, rapid and collaborative development, low cost, local control and flexible support options are very important. BibLibre will complete the migration process during Spring 2014 and will be providing ongoing Koha support and hosting services for the Swedish Institute. We look forward to work within an open source community with the support of BibLibre."
Swedish Institute of Rome
The Swedish Institute of Rome is the base for excavations and other scientific research in Italy and pursues academic instruction in archaeology and art sciences as well as arranging conferences with themes of interest to the institute. The Institute has at its disposal a building in central Rome with a relatively well-supplied library, archaeological laboratory and c. twenty rooms and smaller apartments for the use of visiting researchers and holders of scholarships. For more information please visit: http://www.isvroma.it
BibLibre is a french company integrated in 2007. It's one of the leader in providing Open Source solutions for libraries. Today, BibLibre help more than 90 libraries, of all size, including 7 french universities, running Koha and other Open Source softwares (Piwik, JasperReports, Omeka,...). For more information please visit: http://www.biblibre.com
Koha is the first free and open source software library automation package (ILS). Development is sponsored by libraries of varying types and sizes, volunteers, and support companies from around the world. Full-featured ILS. In use worldwide in libraries of all sizes, Koha is a true enterprise-class ILS with comprehensive functionality including basic or advanced options. Koha includes modules for circulation, cataloging, acquisitions, serials, reserves, patron management, branch relationships, and more. Free Software / Open Source. Koha is distributed under the Free Software General Public License (GPL) version 3 or later. For more information please visit: http://koha-community.org