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Koha is an Integrated Library System offered by Open Source.

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Koha has been installed in 3,797 libraries, spanning 5,291 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

Cabrini University Library Goes Live on Koha with ByWater Support
March 1, 2021 - ByWater Solutions, America's forefront provider of Open Source library technology support, announced that Cabrini University Library in Radnor, PA is now live on Koha.

Plymouth Marjon University chooses Koha open source library management system, hosted and supported by PTFS Europe.
February 22, 2021 - The Plymouth Marjon University has chosen Koha as its new library management system to replace the previous SirsiDynix Symphony solution. PTFS Europe implemented the new system and is providing on-going hosting and support services.

Flagstaff City-Coconino County Public Library goes live on Koha and Aspen Discovery with ByWater support
February 17, 2021 - ByWater Solutions, America's forefront provider of Open Source library technology support, announced that the Flagstaff City-Coconino County Public Library in Arizona is now live on Koha and Aspen Discovery.

Lamar Public Library joins CLiC and chooses ByWater Solutions' Koha and Aspen support
February 8, 2021 - ByWater Solutions, America's forefront provider of Open Source library technology support, announced that Colorado Library Consortium has added Lamar Public Library, in Lamar, Colorado to their consortium. They will be using Koha for their ILS and Aspen Discovery for their catalog.

Dothan Houston County Library System Goes Live on Koha with ByWater Support
February 8, 2021 - ByWater Solutions, America's forefront provider of Open Source library technology support, announced that the Dothan Houston County Library System in Dothan, Alabama is now live on Koha.

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