On June 3 2020, with the backdrop of the Covid-19 lockdown, we hosted a virtual ‘FEstival’ conference of presentations and demonstrations of the Koha open source library management system and the Metabase analytics solution – also open source. Joining PTFS Europe staff on the panel of presenters were Samantha Goldsmith from University Centre Leeds to talk about their Koha implementation and Penny Robertson and George Harkins of City of Glasgow College to talk about how they use Metabase with Koha.
All of the presentations from the event are available to view on the PTFS Europe YouTube channel, either as individual presentations or the livestream of the whole conference. You can also see them below.
If you enjoy watching these presentations and would like to know anything more about Koha, Metabase or the services PTFS Europe can offer, please contact us by email.
Introduction to the FEstival and a presentation on Open Source Software
Jonathan Field – Managing Director, PTFS Europe.
Koha – the mature open source LMS
Fiona Borthwick – Customer Relationship Manager, PTFS Europe
The right system for a FE college
Lucy Vaux-Harvey – Senior Customer Services Consultant, PTFS Europe
The joys of working with PTFS Europe
Samantha Goldsmith – HE & Research Librarian, University Centre Leeds
The technical challenges of supporting a cloud LMS
Jon Turner – Infrastructure Manager, PTFS Europe
Reporting and analytics with Metabase
Penny Robertson – Libraries Manager and George Harkins – Library Systems Analyst, City of Glasgow College
Fast track implementation – right here, right now!
Janet McGowan – Director of Operations, PTFS Europe
Metabase business intelligence and analytics, hosted and supported by PTFS Europe to be used in Scotland’s largest College.
London, 29th May 2019
Metabase business intelligence and analytics has won a contract to provide services to City of Glasgow College which will be aligned to an existing Koha LMS at the college. The team at PTFS Europe will be implementing Metabase and providing on-going hosting and support services.
Metabase business analytics
Metabase is an open source application providing customisable dashboarding, a wide range of graphical visualizations, report wizards and SQL reporting. Koha’s existing reports can also be plugged into Metabase’s dashboarding and graphical visualisations making them considerably more effective. It can also combine reports from our portfolio library applications (e.g., Koha, CORAL eRM, RT:Request Tracker, Mamoto, etc.) onto a single screen.
We are delighted that City of Glasgow College has chosen Metabase business analytics. We introduced it at the end of last year and it has proved very popular with existing and new customers.Nick Phipps, Sales Director at PTFS Europe
We look forward to working closely with PTFS to integrate Metabase seamlessly with our Koha library platform. With real time information data analysis, it will further enhance our service development.Penny Robertson, City of Glasgow College Libraries Manager
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