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IDG.net.nz: Open Source Library System a Welcome Gift

Feb 14, 2003, 01:00 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Howard Dahdah)

[ Thanks to Jason Greenwood for this link. ]

"Libraries seeking to save on the cost of proprietary library systems are turning to a maturing open source alternative called Koha, originally developed by New Zealand firm Katipo Communications.

"In library speak, Koha is an ILS (Integrated Library System). In other words, it is the software that public, school, and academic libraries use to handle cataloguing, circulation, acquisition of new media, and patron access.

"The market for ILSs is robust. Examples of offerings in this space include Innopac by Innovative Interfaces, Advance from Geac, and Voyager by Endeavor Information Systems. Voyager, for example, is installed in the National Library of Australia in Canberra..."

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