Library management - Koha

By being flexible, scalable and open, Koha Library Management Software is a long-term solution for libraries of all types and sizes.

Catalyst's specialist Koha team work with libraries to deliver the best possible services to their users. Public, special, school and academic libraries all choose Koha as a system to meet their needs long into the future.

In 2013 South Taranaki began sharing services with Stratford District Council. The merger, performed by Catalyst, was seamless for both Districts. The ability to easily change processes and adapt to new technology gives us the ability to face the future with confidence.

Lynne Walker

Manager, Libraries and Cultural Services, South Taranaki District Council

Working with Catalyst

Catalyst provide end-to-end services and support:

  • Implementation

  • Training

  • Consultancy

  • Integration with other library software

  • Development

  • Ongoing maintenance and support for Koha, either hosted in the Catalyst Cloud, or your organisation's infrastructure.

About Koha

Koha was first developed in New Zealand, and is now used in 15,000+ libraries around the world. Libraries can contribute to Koha and benefit from the contributions made by others around the world.

Koha is a purpose-built, web-based library management system. A web browser is the only requirement for library members and staff to access and administer Koha.

By supporting open interoperability with other systems, Koha provides a single discovery platform for multiple content services to library users. Libraries can choose to use the content management facility within Koha, or integrate with their full website, document repository, or any other online services the library may wish to bring together.

The public interfaces of Koha offer a responsive “mobile friendly” design.

Being open source, there are no “per-seat” licensing fees with Koha. Koha libraries spend their budgets on system support and future service improvements. Koha libraries can collaborate with each other, formally or informally, on our infrastructure or their own. Ideas from the community of Koha users steer the work of the Koha developer community.

Support Package

A support package is a pre-purchased bundle of time which is used by Catalyst staff to provide support when requested by the library.

Pre-purchased hours of work for our team to be available to your library. Time can be used in many ways, such as development on your Koha instance, training sessions, advising your team and answering any questions that you may have.

Days are calculated at 8 working hours per day. This indicates effort rather than the duration of work.

Packages Weka Kaka Tui Kakapo
Number of tickets 1 Multiple Multiple Multiple
Support up to 4 hours 1.5 days 4.5 days 9 days
Validity One-off 4 months 6 months 12 months*
Costs (NZ Dollars) ex GST $600 $1,750 $5,500 $11,150

† Unused hours after the end of the support timeframe will be used towards general bug fixing and feature development of Koha.

*If a Kakapo package is open, response to urgent and critical requests is guaranteed within 1 working day.

All prices stated are exclusive of GST

Standard terms and conditions apply

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