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.
- 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.
Developer: Koha Library Software Community
License: GNU GPL v2
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