Koha is an open source Integrated Library System (ILS). It is used world-wide by school, institute, universtities libraries. The name comes from a Māori term for a gift or donation.

Koha is the first free and open source library automation software. It is designed to manage physical collections of items (books, CD's, videos, reference etc). In this software, user interface is very configurable and adaptable and has been translated into many languages. It provides Cataloguing, Searching, Member/Patron management, an acquisition system and Circulation (issues, return and reserves).

Know more about KOHA system from the KOHA Community official website at: https://koha-community.org

You may checkout a demo of KOHA system online using the official demo link here.

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It is not about being free, it is about having the complete control.

Why should a library shift to KOHA LMS ?

Traditionally library management softwares have been known to have proprietary systems and software specifications. They make the library dependent on a particular vendor only and has to act as per the whims and fancies of that vendor only. Well that changes with KOHA. So, how does KOHA help libraries.

  • It makes libraries independent as they are not dependent on a particular proprietary systems.
  • KOHA is a fully featured LMS. It also gets regular updates for newer features.
  • Koha has inbuilt compliance to library standards and protocols such as MARC 21, UNIMARC, z39.50, SRU/SW, SIP2, SIP/NCIP. This ensures interoperability between Koha and any other systems a breeze.

So KOHA is free, then what does LIBCON do then?

  • We help libraries in getting on board with KOHA with initial system installation & configurations.
  • We also help in customization of the system as per the customer requirement.
  • Our services include data transformation services from their existing LMS system.
  • LIBCON teams provide extenstive support and maintenance services to its customers so that they can work on their main task and leave the system management to us.
  • The power of KOHA is extended when used with RFID and other automation system. LIBCON provides extensive automation product portfolio.
  • We also provide add on KOHA services like hosting the KOHA system on cloud and proving KOHA mobile app.
  • So you installed KOHA and now need some handholding, no worries. Our team of trainers can help you anytime to conduct brief or extensive training sessions.

Not just KOHA

LIBCON provides comprehensive automation systems for libraries.

Some of the allied services are listed here.

Digital Library

DSPACE is ideal for digital repository. We also provide data digitalisation services of scanning and data entry.

KOHA on cloud

CELECT provides KOHA on cloud so that the library doesn't need to invest into costly server system. We take care of the entire infrastructure.

Mobile app

KOHA mobile app gives the users the flexibility to access the library using their smart phones.