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Koha Resources

There are many resources available on the web, and this page categorizes many of them below. Select the tab for the types of information you are interested in to see relevant links.

Koha Resources

The LibLime Koha website describes its advanced OPAC search options. Enhancement to MARC fields and sources to display information were created with the academic searcher in mind.

This article from the National Network of Libraries of Medicine discusses how the Southeastern New York Library Resources Council (SENYLRC) consortium received an award to combine Koha and Drupal to develop enhanced catalog systems. New web discovery portals would be made available to various health science libraries.

This article describes the WALDO Consortium’s decision to go with the Koha ILS and LibLime. It discusses WALDO's ILS history, choosing open source, working with LibLime, and the future.

This article from ByWater Solutions discusses the partnership of the Plumas County Library system with Koha. It describes the migration to Koha on a union catalog.

This is the website for ByWater Solutions, an organization that provides service for organizations seeking to migrate to open source alternatives. The website includes basic information, demos, a blog, and contact information.

The Massachusetts Library Network Cooperative website includes an attachment with migration tools for Equinox. The cooperative also includes a wiki, documentation, forums, and a glossary.

This is the official website for LibLime, the global leader in Koha support. It includes basic information, news, FAQs, demos, and downloads. 

This Mitra Videos website contains a list of videos from Google, YouTube, and Amazon about the Koha open source software. Video topics include history, demos, bug reporting, and tutorials.

This Enough.com website provides a brief introductory video to the Koha open source ILS. It is five minutes long, was rated at four stars, and describes Koha's main features.

This Webscripts page includes a full-featured download of the Koha system. It also provides basic stats about Koha and a list of feautres, including copy cataloging, tailored catalogs for special libraries, and a web-based OPAC system.

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This Mitra Videos website contains a list of videos from Google, YouTube, and Amazon about the Koha open source software. Video topics include history, demos, bug reporting, and tutorials.

This Enough.com website provides a brief introductory video to the Koha open source ILS. It is five minutes long, was rated at four stars, and describes Koha's main features.

This Lyrasis website contains information about classes and events related to the open source Koha ILS software track. Demos and online classes provide training related to the OPAC, circulation procedures, patron management and notifications, basic cataloging, technical services workflows, and advanced systems management.

This is the official blog for ByWater Solutions and addresses such topics as free open source webinars, MARC records, customer support, patron categories, libraries using Koha, migration, item types, and setting up libraries and branches in Koha.

Open Source – Open Libraries is a blog and website representing libraries and organizations committed to OSS alternatives for libraries. The IMLS-funded project focuses on making members aware of the OSS products currently available as well as the companies available to provide support, customization, and hosting. The website includes a general Q and A and more specific details about features and training for Evergreen and Koha.

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This is the official website for LibLime, the global leader in Koha support. It includes basic information, news, FAQs, demos, and downloads. 

This is the official support page for the Koha OSS. It includes documentation, mailing lists, real-time chat, and a list of support companies.

The LibraryThing blog contains information about support options for Koha. Other recent topics include tag clouds, branded applications, enhancements, audio books, and statistics.

The Equinox Software blog provides information on this open source provider of Evergreen and Koha. Additional information on services, news, and contacts is also available.

Open Source – Open Libraries is a blog and website representing libraries and organizations committed to OSS alternatives for libraries. The IMLS-funded project focuses on making members aware of the OSS products currently available as well as the companies available to provide support, customization, and hosting. The website includes a general Q and A and more specific details about features and training for Evergreen and Koha.

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The Emerging Technologies Librarian blog compares LibLime and Koha. The post includes a basic introduction, information about open source, information about Koha and Liblime, and a discussion of their trademark battle and software development fork.

The Cataloging Futures blog contains information about open source cataloging tools and LibLime. Topics include RDA and the cataloging tool biblios.net.

The Librarian.net blog describes the trademark battles between Koha and LibLime in the US and New Zealand. It includes numerous links to relevant articles.

The Room of Infinite Diligence blog addresses issues related to Koha and Liblime. It mainly discusses the trademark dilemma and the problems associated with it.

This GMane blog is dedicated to fostering technical discussion of the Koha open source integrated library system. It allows users to submit information about bugs and bug fixes.

This blog for the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) Documentation Centre contains information about the Koha open source integrated library management software. It provides basic information about the Koha community, the libraries using Koha, and a link for more information.

This is the official blog for ByWater Solutions and addresses such topics as free open source webinars, MARC records, customer support, patron categories, libraries using Koha, migration, item types, and setting up libraries and branches in Koha.

The Clean Clouds blog includes an installation guide for Koha on various releases of Ubuntu with MySQL. It also provides information about open source and proprietary ILSs, Koha features, the software required, and finally detailed installation instructions.

This blog for the Multimedia Information Technology Group (MMIT) discusses Koha, open source, and trademarks. The post itself is brief but it contains numerous links to information to help readers understand the Koha-LibLime/PTFS development fork issue.

The 3 Geeks and a Law blog describes working with the open source library system Koha. It includes tips on Linux servers, hosting, Ubuntu, library branches, users, MARC records, and OCLC.

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