"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
"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
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