Koha - open source library system

Wiltshire College choose the Koha library management system, hosted and supported by PTFS Europe

London, 22nd September, 2014

Wiltshire College, based on four campuses in Chippenham, Lackham, Salisbury and Trowbridge has chosen the Koha library management system to replace its existing Heritage solution. PTFS Europe is carrying out the initial implementation and providing on-going hosting and support services.

Koha Library Management System

With Koha, library staff access to the system is completely web-based; acquisitions and EDI, circulation, cataloguing, serials and reports are all done through a web browser. The online catalogue offers an excellent search capability and a full range of personalisation services. Koha’s depth of functionality continues to evolve and expand to meet the changing needs of its user base.

Wiltshire College

Janet Waters, Head of Learning Resource Centres said: “We have been delighted with the increased functionality of Koha for the learner experience. Students can browse the shelves around their search results not only in their own campus collection but also on other sites which widens the range of resources they are researching. There are many other functions in Koha which help learners to find resources including within our database collection. LRC staff have found the system intuitive and are extremely positive about the move to Koha”

Keith Shell, Business Development Manager at PTFS Europe added “We are delighted that the college has chosen the Koha library management system and we welcome them as new customers. We have a growing user base in the further education sector and see Wiltshire College providing a clear indication of the price competitive nature of the Koha solution and its high level of functionality.”

About the College

Wiltshire College is the main provider of further and higher education in Wiltshire, with an excellent reputation for quality provision, innovation and student care. The College has 3,300 full-time students, 6,000 part-time students and 800 university level students. There are 4 main campuses and 4 smaller centres throughout the county. There are a huge range of courses at further education level. At university level the college offers HNC’s, HND’s, Foundation Degrees and Full Honours degrees.

About PTFS Europe

PTFS Europe provides a wide range of products and services to the library market. These include the open source library systems Koha and Evergreen, Rebus:list for list management, Rebus:tutorial to support information literacy, the VuFind discovery portal, CUFTS for electronic resource management, WordPress for Libraries and the ArchivalWare digital repository. An ISO27001 company, PTFS Europe provides the full range of services needed to implement, host and support these products.

More information on PTFS Europe: www.ptfs-europe.com

Any questions please contact Keith Shell: keith.shell@ptfs-europe.com