For over 15 years, Catalyst has partnered with libraries and organisations globally to care for their physical and digital collections. Our team, Rōpū kohinga, work with you to ensure your records and collections can be managed and accessed sustainably and securely.

If you’ve got ideas for managing your collection, or are seeking advice on a new or existing library software initiative, we encourage you to talk to our team.

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We specialise in open source software for libraries, collections, and archives

Working with Rōpū kohinga

  • A collaborative, open, and future-focussed partnership.
  • The requirements of your collections and business. inform the solution we recommend – we don’t sell one product at all costs.
  • Secure, scalable and stable solutions for collections of all types and sizes.
  • Reliable ongoing support based in Aotearoa New Zealand.
  • Data sovereignty is guaranteed.
  • Seamless integration support that is agnostic about your choice of third-party services.
  • Design and accessibility experts are available to ensure your chosen solution is right for the system users.
  • Comprehensive implementation support and training.
  • Securely managed ongoing cloud-based hosting and maintenance, so you can focus on working with the people who need your collections.

Catalyst is a Tier 2 certified supplier of managed hosting and support on the DIA Marketplace.

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Rōpū kohinga are Koha experts

Koha library management system is a community-driven project and the most widely used library system in the world. A New Zealand-born system originally designed by libraries for libraries, it can be used to manage and access collections of all types and sizes. With over 15 years of dedicated Koha support and innovation, you can trust our team to support your collections management needs.

With Koha, libraries of all types and sizes can enjoy the freedom, flexibility and security of the world’s most implemented library system. Plus, partnering with our dedicated team of Koha consultants and developers means you can leave the software and security concerns to us, and focus on delivering value to your customers.

  • Intuitive, easy-to-use, fully featured library management platform with many integration options.
  • Web-based admin and public catalogue interfaces – do it all in your browser.
  • Customise the public interface to align with your organisation’s visual brand.
  • Implemented by 18,000+ libraries and supported by a global community of software developers and library people.
  • Modern, flexible and future-proofed platform.
  • Open source, meaning free from vendor lock-in and licensing costs.
  • Tools for inventory management and reporting directly from the library database.
  • Enhancements and security fixes through regular upgrades.
  • Support for 40+ languages.

  • Submitting code enhancements and fixes on behalf of the libraries we support
  • Release management and maintenance roles
  • Facilitating training, workshops and user group meet ups
  • Overseeing an intake of Catalyst Open Source Academy high school students and interns.
  • Contributing to the annual Kohacon.

Our library and archives success stories

Other collections software we can support

We welcome conversations about the challenges and opportunities your organisation is facing – our job is solving problems and creating the right solution for you. Whatever your collection contains, and however that collection needs to be cared for, accessed and presented, we're interested to learn more. 

We match technology recommendations not only to the requirements for the collection and system, but also to the people who will be maintaining it.

Tell us about the goals for your organisation and your team, and we’ll work with you on a plan for the technology.

Rōpū kohinga is based in Wellington, New Zealand. We’re happy to help with library management questions in person and online.

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