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Koha is an Integrated Library System offered by Open Source.

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Koha has been installed in 4,312 libraries, spanning 6,110 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
Product NameCompanyNameProduct TypeYearContractsLibrariesInstalled

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Koha Satisfaction Ratings

[Data source: International Survey of Library Automation]

2021 Koha Responses by Sector
SatisfactionLevelILS2127.85 347.5087.752728.03127.921367.50
ILSFunctionality2127.66 347.3587.252727.76127.921367.17
PrintFunctionality2108.06 347.7988.002708.16128.331368.00
ElectronicFunctionality2026.39 326.0686.002716.85116.271365.50
SatisfactionCustomerSupport2057.95 327.4488.132718.32128.171366.50
CompanyLoyalty2057.88 327.7588.252708.07127.671367.67

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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

NESCOT chooses Koha open source library management system, hosted and supported by PTFS Europe.
June 20, 2024 - North East Surrey College of Technology has chosen PTFS Europe to host and support its Koha system. PTFS Europe has implemented the new system and will provide on-going hosting and support services to NESCOT to ensure its success in supporting these collections into the future.

Equinox open source grant renewed for the Center for Khmer Studies
June 18, 2024 - Equinox Open Library Initiative, a trusted leader in open source technology development and support for libraries, announced that the Equinox Open Source Grant for the Center for Khmer Studies has been extended for a second three year cycle.

Anne Arundel County Public Library is live on Koha and Aspen Discovery with ByWater Support
April 23, 2024 - ByWater Solutions announced that the Anne Arundel County Public Library in Maryland is now live on the Koha ILS with Aspen Discovery and ByWater Support. ByWater Solutions completed the migration of over 149,500 bibliographic records and 678,200 item records from Symphony providing the library with customized implementation and training for their open source solutions.

ByWater Solutions contributions to Koha - February 2024
February 23, 2024 - ByWater Solutions, America's forefront provider of Open Source library technology support, announced the contributions to the Koha Community code from the ByWater Development team. At ByWater, we believe transparency is the key to success. We submit all developments, plugins, tools, and documentation we create back to the Koha Community.

Austin Seminary and Seminary of the Southwest are live on Koha with ByWater Support
February 4, 2024 - ByWater Solutions announced that the Austin Seminary and Seminary of the Southwest, both located in Austin, Texas, are now live on Koha ILS with ByWater Support. ByWater Solutions completed the migration of over 185,000 titles from the Voyager ILS product from ExLibris.

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