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Koha is an Integrated Library System offered by Open Source.

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Koha has been installed in 3,793 libraries, spanning 5,263 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

First Nations Information Connection Libraries Go Live on Koha with ByWater Support
January 14, 2022 - ByWater Solutions, America's forefront provider of Open Source library technology support, announced that First Nations Information Connection Libraries in Alberta, Canada is now live on Koha ILS with ByWater Support. ByWater Solutions completed the migration of 57,000 plus bibliographic records from Symphony ILS with SirsiDynix.

The Menil Collection goes live on Koha with ByWater support
January 4, 2022 - ByWater Solutions, America's forefront provider of Open Source library technology support, announced that the Menil Collection in Houston, Texas is now live on Koha.

Westmoreland County Community College Library goes live on Koha with ByWater support
January 3, 2022 - ByWater Solutions, America's forefront provider of Open Source library technology support, announced that Westmoreland County Community College Library is now live on Koha.

Hill City Public Library joins Black Hills Library Consortium with ByWater Solutions' Koha support
December 28, 2021 - ByWater Solutions, America's forefront provider of Open Source library technology support, announced that Black Hills Library Consortium has added Hill City Public Library to its consortium. They will be using Koha for their ILS. ByWater Solutions migrated 14,723 records from Follett.

The Manchester College chooses Koha open-source library management system, hosted and supported by PTFS Europe
December 16, 2021 - The Manchester College and its higher education partner UCEN Manchester has chosen Koha as its new library management system. PTFS Europe implemented the new system and will provide ongoing hosting and support services.

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