Sefton Council

Sefton Council chooses Koha and Rebus:list hosted and supported by PTFS Europe

London, 4th February 2015

Sefton Council has chosen the Koha library management system together with Rebus:list for reading list management and the WordPress content management system that together replace their existing Axiell Galaxy solution. Offering additional functionality, PTFS Europe will carry out the initial implementation and provide on-going hosting and support services.

Koha Library Management System

The Koha library management system is a completely web-based application providing staff with access to the system through web browsers.  The system comprises core modules: acquisitions with EDI, circulation, cataloguing, serials and comprehensive reporting functionality. Koha integrates easily with other applications such as finance systems delivering efficiency and time saving. 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 evolve and expand to meet the changing needs of libraries and their users.

Rebus:list

Rebus:list has been designed to manage reading lists and other electronic resources and is ideally suited for use in public libraries promoting a wide variety of resource lists including those published by the Reading Agency.

WordPress

The WordPress content management system will allow Sefton libraries to manage its entire web presence with the library creating and managing its own themes or using templates provided by PTFS Europe. A wide range of content including the library catalogue, events, calendars, bookings and local information can be presented to the end user in an attractive and easy to navigate format.

Andrew Farthing, Principal Library Manager said: “Koha offers us a cost-effective open source product which will give efficiency and greater flexibility  to provide a contemporary library service to our customers.”

Nick Dimant, Managing Director at PTFS Europe added “We are delighted that Sefton Council has chosen this broad range of products. Sefton will be joining our growing range of customers in the north west of England and demonstrating the benefits of moving to the range of solutions that we support.”

About PTFS Europe

PTFS Europe provides a wide range of products and services to the library market.  These include the open source library systems Koha and Evergreen, Rebus:list for list management, Rebus:tutorial to support information literacy, the VuFind discovery portal, CUFTS for electronic resource management, WordPress for Libraries and the ArchivalWare 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 Dimant:  nick.dimant@ptfs-europe.com