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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 3,972 libraries, spanning 5,546 facilities or branches)

Koha implementations by Type of Library

[Data source: statistics derived from the libraries.org directory of libraries]

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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]

2021 Koha Responses by Sector
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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

Knox Public Library Goes Live on Koha with ByWater Solutions Support
December 2, 2022 - ByWater Solutions announced that the Knox County Public Library went live on Koha with support from ByWater Solutions.

El Paso County Digital Library goes live on Aspen and Koha with ByWater Support
November 18, 2022 - ByWater Solutions, America's forefront provider of Open Source library technology support, announced that the El Paso County Digital Library in Texas is now live on Aspen Discovery and Koha ILS with ByWater Support. This is a unique library that offers only digital collections and a small number of physical items such as laptops and hotspots. Their digital content includes CloudLibrary, Hoopla, Kanopy, and they will feature events via LibCal. They also promote their other digital resources via placards.

Park County Public Libraries join CLiC and Choose ByWater Solutions' Koha and Aspen Support
November 10, 2022 - ByWater Solutions announced that CLiC (Colorado Library Consortium) has added Park County Libraries to their consortium. They will be using Koha for their ILS and Aspen Discovery for their catalog.

Equinox welcomes Lakewood Baptist Church to Koha ILS
November 1, 2022 - Equinox Open Library announced the latest addition to the open source community, Lakewood Baptist Church of Gainesville, Georgia (GA), with their adoption of Koha ILS.

Three Texas Libraries join MetroShare and choose ByWater Solutions' Koha and Aspen Discovery support
October 19, 2022 - ByWater Solutions, America's forefront provider of Open Source library technology support, announced that Decatur Public Library, Roanoke Public Library, and the John Ed Keeter Public Library (Saginaw Public Library) have joined MetroShare and choose ByWater Solutions' Koha and Aspen Discovery Support

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