Catalyst love to share the story of Koha library management system. We have scheduled free introductory sessions in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch, at our offices. Come and join us for a session all about Koha.
These sessions are are open to anyone and everyone who wants to learn more about Koha.
We will cover history and case-studies, and take the opportunity to highlight some of the future-focused developments being worked on. "Koha was fully web-based from day one, so we never had to worry about fixing that. At the moment we're focusing on creating the modern search experience users expect, using Elastic Search" Kathryn Tyree, Library Services Manager, Catalyst.
Koha is used by around 15,000 libraries worldwide, yet it all began right here in New Zealand. Libraries can contribute to Koha and benefit from the contributions made by others around the world. Catalyst run Introduction to Koha sessions to share the story of how and why Koha began, and more importantly how Koha has become a global project supporting some of the world's largest library consortia.
In te reo Māori, Koha means gift or contribution and that is exactly what Koha is all about – coming together and contributing to this software so we can gift the changes back to the users.