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Koha

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Koha is an Integrated Library System offered by Open Source.

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Koha has been installed in 3,749 libraries, spanning 5,197 facilities or branches)

Koha implementations by Type of Library

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Distribution of Koha sites by Country

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System migration patterns for Koha

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Sales Statistics for Koha

[Data source: statistics reported for the Annual Library Systems Report]

Sales and Installation Statistics for Koha
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Koha Satisfaction Ratings

[Data source: International Survey of Library Automation]

2019 Koha Responses by Sector
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SatisfactionLevelILS2797.65 927.32177.883748.0397.67097.7878.29
ILSFunctionality2787.47 917.25177.713747.7797.22098.1177.86
PrintFunctionality2748.01 907.71178.123738.2587.38098.2278.57
ElectronicFunctionality2676.16 895.96165.382706.3796.44097.5676.29
SatisfactionCustomerSupport2687.67 887.25177.242718.2098.11097.6778.57
CompanyLoyalty2577.14 836.52136.772717.6298.56098.3368.67


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Documents or articles featuring Koha

Breeding, Marshall. ByWater and Donohue Group To Develop New Advanced Cataloging Module for Koha. April 2014. Smart Libraries Newsletter. A collaborative project between ByWater Solutions, one of the major providers of support services for the open source Koha integrated library system, and Donohue Group Inc. proposes to develop new MARC record editing and management capabilities to support the needs of complex cataloging operations. The Donohue Group will partially fund the development of the new cataloging module, which will be supplemented by funding contributed from ByWater Solutions

Breeding, Marshall. Open Source ILS Continues to Expand. April 2011. Smart Libraries Newsletter. The movement toward open source library automation continues. Recent months have seen many announcements of libraries selecting both Koha and Evergreen to replace proprietary systems. Keeping in mind that proprietary ILS products continue to dominate, both in new selections and in the overall base of installed systems, open source library automation has gained a strong footing in the industry and has become a common option for most types of libraries.

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News Anouncements for Koha

Concordia University Texas (CTX) Library goes live on Koha with ByWater Support
June 18, 2021 - ByWater Solutions announced that Concordia University Texas Library in Austin, TX is now live on Koha. ByWater completed the transition of the library's 43,500 plus bibs from Voyager and is providing ongoing support services to the library.

Worcester State University Library joins HELM and ByWater Solutions' Koha Support
June 18, 2021 - ByWater Solutions announced that HELM (Higher Education Libraries of Massachusetts), an association of Massachusetts college libraries in public higher education has added Worcester State University Library to their HELM catalog. ByWater completed the transition of the libraries' 130,000 plus holdings from Horizon and is providing ongoing support services to the library.

The Erzabtei St. Peter goes live on Koha with Admin Kuhn
June 17, 2021 - Admin Kuhn, a Swiss Koha support company, announced today that the Erzabtei St. Peter in Salzburg, Austria, is now live on Koha. Admin Kuhn completed the transition of the library's 166'000 holdings from Aleph in collaboration with the Ordensgemeinschaften Österreich in Vienna.

ByWater Solutions partners with Patron Point to integrate library marketing within Koha
June 17, 2021 - ByWater Solutions announced that the Koha Open Source ILS now has integration with Patron Point, the leading community engagement platform for public libraries. This partnership opens the Koha Community to drive their digital marketing and their community engagement. Patron Point works to connect Koha to a wide range of third-party services such as eBook platforms, databases, events, and many others.

Koha Community Announces 21.05 Release
June 9, 2021 - The Koha Community, home of the world's first free and open-source library system, announced last month that the Koha 21.05 release is available. This major release includes 6 new features, 248 enhancements, 449 bugfixes.

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