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Koha is an Integrated Library System offered by Open Source.

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Koha has been installed in 3,931 libraries, spanning 5,466 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]

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

Shrewsbury Library goes live on Koha with ByWater Solutions support
September 23, 2022 - ByWater Solutions, America's forefront provider of Open Source library technology support, announced that the Shrewsbury Public Library went live on Koha with support from ByWater Solutions.

Yakama Nation Library joins Three Rivers Library Consortium with Koha Support from ByWater Solutions
September 16, 2022 - ByWater Solutions announced that the Yakama Nation Library joined Three Rivers Library Consortium with Koha support from ByWater Solutions. Over 21,000 bibliographic records and 24,000 item records were migrated over.

Weeksville Heritage Center goes live on Koha ILS
September 6, 2022 - Equinox Open Library Initiative announced the successful implementation of Koha ILS at the Weeksville Heritage Center in Brooklyn, New York (NY), with funding provided by the Equinox Open Source Grant. The grant provides implementation, training, hosting, and support services for Koha ILS, an open source integrated library system used by libraries worldwide.

ByWater Solutions Contributions to Koha - August 2022
August 26, 2022 - 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.

Equinox welcomes Visual Art Library to Koha ILS
August 15, 2022 - Equinox Open Library Initiative welcomed the Visual Art Library of New London, Connecticut to the Koha ILS open source community.

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