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Koha

Koha

Koha is a highly popular, award-winning open source integrated library system (ILS).

Koha offers cataloging, searching, an acquisitions system, member/patron management, and circulation (issues, returns, and reserves). It has expanded from serving as the ILS at a public library in New Zealand to more than 1000 academic, public, and private libraries across the world.

 Koha 3.16

Price
Free to download

Size
61.3MB
License

GNU GPL v2

Developer
Koha Library Software Community

Website
koha-community.org

System Requirements
Apache webserver 2.0 or higher
MySQL 4.1 or higher
Perl
Perl modules for some functionality

Support:
Documentation, FAQ

Selected Reviews:
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Features include:

  • Simple, clear interface for librarians and members (patrons)
  • Full-featured integrated library system
  • Library Standards Compliant
  • MARC based cataloging
  • Various Web 2.0 facilities like tagging and RSS feeds
  • Union Catalog Facility
  • Full text searching using a relational database management system which can read structured records in almost any input format such as XML and MARC
  • Circulation and borrower management
  • Cataloging module with integrated Z39.50 client
  • Full acquisitions system including budgets and pricing information (including supplier and currency conversion)
  • Simple acquisitions system for the smaller library
  • Ability to cope with any number of branches, patrons, patron categories, item categories, items, currencies and other data
  • Serials system for magazines or newspapers
  • Reading lists for members
  • Web-based interfaces

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