Richmond, The American International University selects the Koha open source library management system for its library, hosted and supported by PTFS Europe.

London, 18th April, 2017

Richmond, The American International University has chosen Koha for its new library management system to replace an existing solution from ExLibris. The team at PTFS Europe will be implementing Koha and providing on-going hosting and support services.   

Koha Library Management System

The Koha library management system is a completely web-based application for staff and end-users.  The system comprises core modules: acquisitions with EDI, circulation, cataloguing, serials and comprehensive reporting functionality. The Koha online catalogue (OPAC) offers excellent search capabilities together with a full range of personalisation services.  Koha’s depth of functionality continues to develop meeting the changing needs of libraries and their users.  

Richmond, the American International University

Richmond, the American University in London is a private not-for-profit university with American and British accreditation offering a wide range of academic disciplines. Richmond delivers the very best of both the American and British higher educational systems and prepares students to think independently, creatively and critically in order to address the complex social, cultural, environmental, and economic challenges in a changing world. Richmond campuses are in the boroughs of Kensington and Chelsea and Richmond-Upon-Thames, both vibrant areas providing easy access to London’s arts, cultural, political, and business sectors. Internationalism is at the heart of Richmond, and is reflected in the University motto ‘Unity in Diversity’. Richmond students come from all corners of the world, with over 100 different nationalities represented, Richmond University provides a rich and diverse learning environment.

Valerie Boyle, Head of Library Services, said:   “Moving to the Koha Open Source platform, with hosting and support from PTFS Europe, offers us a cost-effective and flexible solution thus enabling provision of a high quality service to all our Library users, wherever they are”.

Nick Dimant, Managing Director at PTFS Europe added “We are delighted that the Richmond, The American International University has chosen the Koha system and we welcome them as new customers.  They will be joining our well established base of customers from all library sectors in the UK hosted and supported by PTFS Europe.”

PTFS Europe

PTFS Europe provides a wide range of products for the library market.  These include the library system Koha, Rebus:list for list management, RT: request tracker for enquiry management, Coral for electronic resource management and the Knowvation 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: Lesley Jones:  lesley.jones@ptfs-europe.com

Loughborough University chooses Koha and CORAL, hosted and supported by PTFS Europe.

London, 7th April, 2017

Loughborough University has chosen the open source Koha library management system and CORAL electronic resource management system to replace its existing Aleph library management solution. PTFS Europe will implement Koha and CORAL and provide on-going hosting and support services.  The project also involves further enhancing the integration between Koha and CORAL in a move towards a cost effective unified platform for the management of all library resources.

Koha Library Management System

The Koha library management system is a completely web-based application for both staff and public access.  The system comprises core modules: acquisitions with EDI, circulation, cataloguing, serials and comprehensive reporting functionality. Koha integrates easily with other applications such as discovery services, finance, student management and online payment systems.  Koha’s depth of functionality continues to evolve and expand to meet the changing needs of libraries and their users.  

CORAL Electronic Resource Management System

CORAL is an open source Electronic Resources Management System (ERM) consisting of interoperable modules designed around the core components of managing electronic resources.  The system can be used to track renewals and cancellations and view usage statistics.

Emma Walton, Director of Library Services at Loughborough said “ We are looking forward to working and developing a successful relationship with PTFS Europe in both the implementation and development of Koha and CORAL to provide innovative and improved services to support the learning, teaching and research of Loughborough University. ”

Loughborough is one of the country’s leading universities, with an international reputation for research that matters, excellence in teaching, strong links with industry, and unrivalled achievement in sport and its underpinning academic disciplines.  Loughborough is consistently ranked in the top twenty of UK universities in the Times Higher Education’s ‘table of tables’ and is in the top 10 in England for research intensity. In recognition of its contribution to the sector, Loughborough has been awarded seven Queen’s Anniversary Prizes.

Nick Dimant, Managing Director at PTFS Europe added “We are delighted that Loughborough University has chosen Koha and CORAL.  We are particularly pleased that they have recognised the value that comes from adopting and integrating open source solutions.  Now that four universities in the UK have chosen Koha and joined our growing community of users, the opportunities for further collaboration and partnership can only increase.”

About PTFS Europe

PTFS Europe provides a wide range of products for the library market.  These include the open source library system Koha, Rebus:list for list management, RT: request tracker for enquiry management, CORAL for electronic resource management and the Knowvation 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: Nick Phipps:  nick.phipps@ptfs-europe.com