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

PTFS Europe introduce cloud hosting platform

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PTFS Europe introduce cloud hosting platform
London,  8th March 2010
PTFS Europe today announced that the software products they support can now be delivered via Cloud VPS Hosting. This platform combines Fault Tolerance with High Availability features and helps eliminate even the smallest disruptions which result from hardware failures. This is an ideal solution for libraries and archives that need the power of a dedicated server and high availability without having to pay a high price.
Cloud Hosting is a step up from the shared hosting infrastructure that is commonly used today. By handling security, load balancing and server resources virtually you are no longer restricted to the limits of one physical piece of hardware. Online operations are not limited to a single server but instead have access to the processing power of a number of servers that are distributed in real time.
With a rapidly growing user base, PTFS Europe promote the Koha and Evergreen open source library management systems. Both of these are modern standards-based systems offering excellent functionality. At the same time the implementation and support costs of these products are significantly lower than those of comparable proprietary systems.
With the move to a cloud platform the financial savings become even greater.
Small libraries can benefit from a low entry level price;  larger libraries can benefit from the high availability and seamless growth path available.
Nick Dimant, Managing Director of PTFS Europe said “By moving to the cloud platform we can reduce hosting costs even further whilst actually offering an improved level of service. In these times of severe budgetary constraints we feel this makes the products and services we can offer even more attractive to all kinds of library.
PTFS Europe will be exhibiting at the CILIP Supplier Showcase on Friday 12th March at CILIP, Ridgmount Street, London WC1E 7AE.
About PTFS Europe
PTFS Europe implements and supports the Koha and Evergreen open source library management systems as well as distributing and supporting the ArchivalWare Digital Library solution. PTFS Europe is able to provide the full range of services needed to implement a library or digital archiving system, including installation, configuration, data conversion, software development, training and high quality ongoing customer support.
More information on PTFS Europe: www.ptfs-europe.com
Any questions please contact:
Nick Dimant:  nick.dimant@ptfs-europe.com, +44 (0) 7966 571704
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