As part of a plan to deliver an improved experience for researchers using the historic Dun's library and to free up valuable IT resources, the RCPI has chosen Interleaf Technology to assume responsibility for the hosting and support of their Koha system managing Dun's Library.
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.
The online catalogue offers 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.
The Royal College of Physicians of Ireland
Harriet Wheelock, RCPI Keeper of Collections said: "Transferring support of our Koha system to Interleaf has been a great benefit to our library. Interleaf's customisation of the system to meet the individual needs of our historic library has meant increased functionality and ease of use for both staff and researchers. The level of support provided by Interleaf during the transfer process and since has been exceptional."
Charles Quain, Director at Interleaf Technology added: "We are delighted to be working with the RCPI to manage their system. As an historical collection, Dun's Library posed particular challenges to profile the system to the library's requirements and we enjoyed the opportunity to demonstrate Koha's flexibility.
About the Royal College of Physicians in Ireland
Dun's Library was founded in 1713 with the bequest of the personal library of Sir Patrick Dun to the RCPI. Dun's Library remained a medical research library for generations of RCPI Members and Fellows until the mid-20th century when the decision was made to stop collecting current medical texts. Dun's Library is now a historical medical library, with a focus on Irish medicine and Irish medical history. The library holdings of approximately 30,000 books, journals and pamphlets are divided into a number of collections and are being catalogued onto Koha.
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.