London, May 2020
PTFS Europe has been appointed to APUC’s new multi-supplier Framework Agreement for Library Management Systems (LMS) and Associated Services. PTFS Europe’s Koha LMS SaaS will be available to universities and colleges via the APUC framework which substantially reduces the time and effort involved in the full tendering and contracting process for Library Management Systems.
Koha LMS with EBSCO EDS
PTFS Europe’s APUC framework package offers Koha LMS integrated with EDS, EBSCO’s discovery service. The system is entirely web-based, providing staff and public users with access to the system through web browsers. The apps include acquisitions with EDI, circulation, cataloguing, serials, electronic resource management, business analytics (with dashboarding and graphical visualisation), and end-user Koha account services fully integrated with EBSCO EDS.
When APUC issued a tender for Library Management Systems and Associated Services, PTFS Europe was keen to tender. Through this process, APUC was satisfied that PTFS Europe demonstrated the necessary capabilities to deliver a library solution to its customers.
We are delighted to have been successful in this tender process. We are enthusiastic about the process for libraries to buy a new library management system being as straightforward as possible. This framework agreement will enable us to offer the Koha open source library system to Higher Education and Further Education customers, and we look forward to our first implementation through the framework and many more to follow.Nick Phipps, Director of Sales at PTFS Europe
APUC Limited is the procurement centre of expertise for all of Scotland’s universities and colleges. The framework requirement is also available for use by Full or Associate Members, and future members, within the UK higher education regional purchasing consortia: SUPC; LUPC; NWUPC; NEUPC; HEPWC
About PTFS Europe
PTFS Europe provides a wide range of open source products for the library market. An ISO27001 company, PTFS Europe provides the full breadth of services needed to implement, host and support these products.
London, May 2020
The British Museum has chosen Koha as its new library management system to replace a previous SirsiDynix solution. PTFS Europe has been selected to provide implementation, on-going hosting and support services.
Koha will efficiently manage the Museum’s specialised library collection of more than 300,000 volumes. The collection reflects the historic strengths of the Museum’s diverse curatorial departments, which are dedicated to excellence in the research of human cultures – past and present – across the globe.
The capabilities and efficiencies offered by the new open source solution will allow the Museum to deliver an improved service to its users.
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.
We are looking forward to implementing a new library management system and taking advantage of the flexibility and functionality offered by Koha.Antony Loveland, Senior Librarian at The British Museum
We are delighted that the British Museum has chosen Koha and we welcome them as new customers. They will be joining 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
The British Museum
Founded in 1753, the British Museum was the first national public museum in the world. From the outset it was a museum of the world, for the world, and this idea still lies at the heart of the Museum’s mission today. The collection tells the stories of cultures across the world, from the dawn of human history, over two million years ago, to the present. Objects range from the earliest tools made by humans and treasures from the ancient world to more recent acquisitions from Africa, Oceania and the Americas, the Middle East, Asia and Europe, as well as the national collections of prints and drawings, and coins and medals. In addition to work in London, the Museum takes part in an extensive programme of loans and tours, both across the UK and throughout the world.
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.
London, May 2020
Leeds Conservatoire has chosen Koha as its new library management system to replace the previous OCLC OLIB solution. PTFS Europe is implementing the new system and will provide on-going hosting and support services. Koha is being integrated with the conservatoire’s EDS discovery service, from EBSCO, and the Moodle learning management system.
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.
We were looking for a library management system that would offer all the options and integrations that we had developed so well with its predecessor; particularly appealing was the ability to search different collections independently from one another, including our Discovery Service, all from the same interface. Koha offers excellent value for money and the implementation team have been responsive and supportive throughout these early stages of the migration project. Conservatoire students have wide-ranging resource needs set against very specific research requirements and we are able to support them fully with Koha.Jane Henshaw, Liaison Librarian and Systems Administrator
Leeds Conservatoire is the largest specialist conservatoire in the UK, delivering expert music and drama education to a community of over 1,200 students. Our broad offering spans undergraduate and postgraduate degree courses, numerous short courses and Junior LCoM for young musicians and performers. Situated in the heart of Leeds’ cultural quarter, LCoM is artistically ambitious, quality-driven, and industry-focused, placing strong emphasis on developing career-ready musicians, performers, producers and entrepreneurs. www.lcm.ac.uk/
We are delighted that Leeds Conservatoire has chosen Koha and we welcome them as new customers. They will be joining our growing base of Koha customers, particularly in the academic 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, RT: 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
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A short video from Jonathan Field about public and private reports in the Koha Library Management System.
What’s On Our Mind posts are fortnightly and videos are also available on our YouTube channel.
We are delighted to invite you to attend our online conference on June 3 2020 at which we and Librarians from Further Education Colleges will tell you all about the open source Library Management System, Koha.
The online format enables you to attend from wherever you are working and it will consist of a two hour live-streamed conference with live question and answer sessions.
- The power of Open Source Software – Jonathan Field – Managing Director, PTFS Europe (15m)
- Koha – the mature open source LMS (20m) – Fiona Borthwick – Customer Relationship Manager, PTFS Europe
- The right system for a FE college – Lucy Vaux-Harvey – Senior Customer Services Consultant, PTFS Europe (15m)
- The joys of working with PTFS Europe – Samantha Goldsmith – HE & Research Librarian, University Centre Leeds (20m)
- Reporting and analytics with Metabase – Penny Robertson – Libraries Manager, City of Glasgow College (15m)
- Addressing the technical challenges of supporting a cloud LMS – Jon Turner – Infrastructure Manager, PTFS Europe (15m)
- Fast track implementation – right here, right now! – Janet McGowan – Director of Operations, PTFS Europe (15m)
- Conclusion – Jonathan Field (5m)
We really hope you attend and look forward to sharing with you how the Koha Library Management System could give your library users a better experience and help you to improve the way you work with your library system.
Make sure you register for the event and we will email you links to the conference sessions closer to the time.
PTFS Europe Limited
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