London, 28 April 2020. The Society of Antiquaries of London has chosen Koha as its new library management system to replace the previous Voyager solution. PTFS Europe is implementing the new system and will provide on-going hosting and support services. Koha will be integrated with the EDS discovery service, from EBSCO.
Koha Library Management System
The Koha library management system is an entirely web-based application providing staff and public users with access to the system through web browsers. The staff modules are 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.
Dunia Maria Garcia-Ontiveros, Head of Library and Museum Collections said "Koha will transform the way users access our collections. We also look forward to introducing fully automated circulation and managing our subscriptions with the serials module."
The Society of Antiquaries (founded in 1707) is Britain's oldest learned society concerned with the study of the material remains of the past. It is home to the largest antiquarian library in the country, with an outstanding collection of more than 130,000 books dating from the fifteenth century to the present day, monograph series, and approximately 3,000 current and historic journal titles. The subject coverage is British and European archaeology, architectural history, art history and the decorative arts (especially medieval), the historic environment, and British local history.
Nick Phipps, Director of Sales at PTFS Europe, stated "We are delighted that The Society of Antiquaries of London has chosen Koha, and we welcome them as new customers. They will be joining our growing base of Koha customers, particularly in the special libraries 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.