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Koha

Koha
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Studied version : 3.14 Website : http://koha-community.org Distributed by : community Licence : GPL Technology : Perl Environments : Linux; Windows; Mac OSX; Year of creation : 1999

This ILS (integrated library system) was created in 1999 by a consortium of four libraries in New Zealand. Koha is chiefly designed for libraries that want to comply with the UNIMARC cataloguing standard.

Koha’s main functionalities include notice imports and UNIMARC cataloguing, disk management, lending/returns with fines, periodicals and ordering, OPAC, Z3950 Client and Server, OAI-PMH server, and so on. With the exception of thumbnail retrieval, Koha does not offer any EDM functions. It is recommended that OPAC searches be replaced by a CMS (for example, a Drupal connector already exists) for more user-friendly ergonomics. Although there are few new functional developments (social network icons), a real effort has been made toward improving the ergonomics of the professional interface, enhancing the solution's performance levels and boosting its management of style sheets.
Distributed under the GNU GPL v2, Koha is maintained by its community. Two French companies have built their businesses around Koha.
Koha is developed in Perl and runs on Debian Linux, but can also be installed on OpenBSD, FreeBSD, Mac OS X, Windows, etc. The databases it supports are MySQL and PostgreSQL.

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FR Marc Sabin
Rate this solution the 14/10/2013

“ Avec 2 mises à jour annuelles, Koha est incontestablement une solution active et évolutive, en réponse aux besoins des bibliothèques. C'est un des rares logiciels SIGB libres dans un monde dominé par des solutions propriétaires, ou les utilisateurs (les bibliothécaires et documentalistes) n'ont que rarement le pouvoir de décider ou d'agir (au sein de leur organisme, auprès des informaticiens, ...) Malgré tous ces handicaps, Koha est aujourd'hui une solution opérationnelle et viable. ”

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EN Uğur Bulgan
Rate this solution the 02/10/2013
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FR Jérôme Pouchol
Rate this solution the 25/09/2013

“ Les richesses fonctionnelles de Koha lui permettent désormais de couvrir toutes taille et nature d'établissement documentaire. La communauté des utilisateurs et des contributeurs a atteint un niveau de maturité et d'efficacité qui lui permettent notamment d'assurer l'édition, à date fixe, de 2 versions/an, ce qui est le gage d'une grande vitalité communautaire mais aussi d'une actualisation soutenue du produit, qualité essentielle pour toute solution web. ”

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