The Society of Antiquaries of London chooses Koha open source library management system, hosted and supported by PTFS Europe

London,  28 April  2020

The Society of Antiquaries of London has chosen Koha as its new library management system to replace the previous Voyager solution.  PTFS Europe is implementing the new system and will provide on-going hosting and support services.  Koha will be integrated with the EDS discovery service, from EBSCO.

Koha Library Management System

The Koha library management system is an entirely web-based application providing staff and public users with access to the system through web browsers.  The staff modules are acquisitions with EDI, circulation, cataloguing, serials, and comprehensive reporting functionality. The Koha online catalogue 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. 

Koha will transform the way users access our collections. We also look forward to introducing fully automated circulation and managing our subscriptions with the serials module.

Dunia Maria Garcia-Ontiveros, Head of Library and Museum Collections

The Society of Antiquaries (founded in 1707) is Britain’s oldest learned society concerned with the study of the material remains of the past. It is home to the largest antiquarian library in the country, with an outstanding collection of more than 130,000 books dating from the fifteenth century to the present day, monograph series, and approximately 3,000 current and historic journal titles. The subject coverage is British and European archaeology, architectural history, art history and the decorative arts (especially medieval), the historic environment, and British local history.

We are delighted that The Society of Antiquaries of London has chosen Koha, and we welcome them as new customers.  They will be joining our growing base of Koha customers, particularly in the special libraries sector, from across the UK and Europe who are hosted and supported by PTFS Europe.

Nick Phipps, Director of Sales 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, the FOLIO library services platform, Request Tracker for enquiry management, Coral for electronic resource 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 Nick Phipps, nick.phipps@ptfs-europe.com

Northamptonshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust implements Koha open source library management system, hosted and supported by PTFS Europe.

London, 23 April 2020

Northamptonshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust goes live with Koha as its new library management system to replace the previous SirsiDynix Symphony solution. PTFS Europe is implementing the new system and will provide on-going hosting and support services.

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 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.

Koha provides us with a cost-effective solution and, being open source, allows for greater flexibility and access to system developments from around the world. PTFS Europe have been incredibly helpful in taking us through the implementation process, never making me feel that I was asking a stupid question and working patiently to accommodate our requirements.

Jane Cooper, Librarian

Northamptonshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust delivers many of the NHS services people in the county receive in the community at home, work or in schools. NHFT offers more than 100 services including mental health, community nursing, sexual health, physiotherapy, and a range of other specialty services. The Trust also works in partnership across the county to deliver care together in an integrated way. The Library Service, based on 3 sites, is available to all NHFT staff and students on placement in the Trust. NHFT also provides the Library Service for Northampton General Hospital and Northamptonshire Public Health.

We are delighted that Northamptonshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust has chosen Koha and we welcome them as new customers. They will be joining our growing base of Koha customers, particularly in the health services sector, from across the UK and Europe who are hosted and supported by PTFS Europe.

Nick Phipps, Director of Sales 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, the FOLIO library services platform, Request Tracker for enquiry management, Coral for electronic resource 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 Nick Phipps, nick.phipps@ptfs-europe.com