The London School of Theology enjoyed a smooth and effective implementation of their new Koha open source library management system.

Implementation, hosting and support by PTFS Europe

London, 25 November 2019

London School of Theology has chosen Koha as its new library management system to replace the previous Capita solution and the team at PTFS Europe has implemented the new system and is providing on-going hosting and support services. Koha will efficiently manage the library’s valuable collections and deliver an improved service to its users. The library particularly valued the project focus provided by PTFS Europe, the efficiency of the implementation and the capabilities of the new open source solution.

Koha Library Management System

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

I want to say thank you very much to all at PTFS Europe. The team worked diligently on our behalf and kept real focus on our implementation even among all the other projects and duties they must have going on at the same time.

I have been most impressed with the team’s diligence, professionalism and capabilities that have been applied to each problem and matter as it has come along. It has been a most positive experience and I am very glad to have chosen PTFS Europe to provide, setup and host our new library management system.

Keith Lang, Librarian

London School of Theology is an English interdenominational evangelical theological college based in Northwood, London. As one of the largest evangelical theological colleges in Europe it is known throughout the world as a place where intellectual thoroughness and rigour go hand in hand with a passion to see students grow personally and spiritually. The school’s large library is housed in the former chapel and holds around 56,000 volumes. It is recognised as one of the best specialist theological libraries in the UK.

We are delighted that the London School of Theology has chosen Koha and we welcome them as new customers. They have joined our diverse and growing base of Koha customers from across the UK and Europe who are hosted and supported by PTFS Europe.

Lesley Jones, Business Development Manager at PTFS Europe

About PTFS Europe

PTFS Europe provides a wide range of products for the library market. These include the open source library system Koha, RT: request tracker for enquiry management, Coral for electronic resource management, KeyLinks for reading list management, Metabase business analytics 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

Join us to help The King’s Fund celebrate 10 years of Koha

An afternoon exploring the King’s Fund library, uncovering Marylebone’s medical history and mixing with other librarian professionals who use, or would like to use Koha LMS.

2pm, Tuesday 3 December 2019
The King’s Fund, 11–13 Cavendish Square, London

The King’s Fund is celebrating

It is ten years since The King’s Fund went live with Koha as their library management system in their Information Centre. Having supported them in their implementation and with their hosting and ongoing support needs over the past decade, we would like to celebrate with them and are delighted to invite you along too.

Come to London for the afternoon of Tuesday 3 December for an opportunity to explore The King’s Fund’s unique home; hear from staff in the Information and Knowledge Service about their experience using Koha over the past ten years; mix with fellow colleagues from libraries in similar and very different sectors to your own; and hear from PTFS Europe staff about our role in supporting Koha installations across the UK and Europe.

The official start to the afternoon will be at 2pm and there will be a gentle walking tour as part of the programme when you will have a chance to discover the secrets of Marylebone’s medical history. The official programme of events will run until 5:30pm at which point we will hope to see many of you in the relaxed setting of a local hostelry for a more social end to the day.

Please complete this form to let us know whether you would like to attend.

About The King’s Fund

The King’s Fund is an independent charity working to improve health and care in England. Their vision is that the best possible health and care is available to all They were founded in 1897 by the Prince of Wales – later King Edward VII – to help London’s voluntary hospitals. Since then their work has evolved in response to the creation of the NHS and to changes in health policy and practice. The funding built up in our early years helps them to maintain their much-valued independence.

The information centre is home to The King’s Fund’s Information and Knowledge Service.

The Information Centre houses their extensive collection of health policy and management resources, including major journals and magazines. Quiet study space with free wifi, printing and photocopy facilities are available. Expert advice and support is available from their team of information specialists.