Langri Tangpa Centre, a non-profit centre for Tibetan Buddhist meditation and teaching in Brisbane, Australia, has chosen a hosted Koha solution for the automation of its library collection.
The Koha installation will be hosted off site at the state of the art data centre of CALYX information essentials. Langri Tangpa Centre has also contracted with Calyx for bibliographic data migration, training and support services.
Langri Tangpa Centre is an affiliate of the FPMT (the Foundation for the Preservation of the Mahayana Tradition), an organization devoted to the transmission of the Mahayana Buddhist tradition and values worldwide through teaching, meditation and community service. It provides integrated education through which peopleís minds and hearts can be transformed into their highest potential for the benefit of others, inspired by an attitude of universal responsibility. Founded over 25 years ago, the FPMT has grown to include a world-wide network of over 140 centres for meditation, study, retreat and healing, as well as monasteries, publishing houses and hospices.
"The library is a major adjunct to our teaching role at Langri Tangpa Centre," said LTC representative Bruce Monley. "As we are entirely a voluntary organisation we needed an intuitive, easy to use system that nonetheless provides the full functionality of a modern library system with web 2.0 features. We plan to integrate the library system with the memberís area of our website as an important service for our members. Koha provides us with a cost-effective, adaptable solution."
The Software as a Service (SaaS) model offered by Calyx will free the Centre from the concerns of housing and maintaining the computer server and network as well as saving the expenses of hardware acquisition and maintenance. Calyx is delighted to be able to assist Langri Tangpa Centre to further its mission of teaching and healing.