July 13, 2012


Fully Featured ILS

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Used around the world by National, Academic, Public, School and Special libraries, Koha is a true enterprise-class ILS with comprehensive functionality, scalable from the smallest to the largest collections.

Koha includes modules for circulation, cataloguing, acquisitions, serials, patron management, reporting and more.

With over 400 system preferences, flexibility over rules for circulation and fines control, the ability to add CSS, HTML and javascript and to add your own SQL reports, Koha is highly configurable to the needs of any type of library. Leave the default settings or configure to your needs.

Koha Features Overview

Meets Library Standards

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Koha is built using library standards and protocols that ensure interoperability between Koha and other systems and technologies.

Both MARC21 and UNIMARC are implemented with full support for Authority records.

Other protocols and APIs implemented by Koha include Z39.50, SIP2, OAI-PMH, ILS-DI, SRU, JSON, RestfulAPI, OCLC Connexion, LDAP, CAS and Mozilla Persona.

Open Source

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Koha is free and open source software. Read this explanation of what ‘free software’ means.

Koha is distributed under the General Public License of the Free Software Foundation, Version 3 or later.

There are many advantages to developing software in the open. These include faster development, better quality, better security and mitigation of risks.

Koha is a successful free software project with an active community of users and developers world-wide. Koha provides robust software which continues to develop rapidly. Visit the community website for more information.

CALYX is proud of our contributions to the Koha community over the past decade and ongoing.

An important part of the free software promise is that there is no vendor lock-in: libraries are free to install and use Koha themselves if they have the in-house expertise or to purchase support or development services from companies like CALYX. Other Koha support companies exist in Australia and overseas.

Some software support providers have used the software-as-a-service model to attempt to lock users in to a particular solution. CALYX adopts policies and practices to assure users’ freedoms, even whilst hosted in the cloud. We will not charge customers to leave our service.

Web-Based Access

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Koha is a fully web based application accessed entirely through your web browser. There is no need to load any software to local PCs or user devices.

Koha’s OPAC is responsive for mobile devices and provides friendly and intuitive catalogue searching. Users may log in to manage their own account, place reserves or renew loans.

Circulation, management and self-checkout interfaces are all based on standards-compliant web technologies – XHTML, CSS and Javascript – making Koha a truly platform-independent solution.

The project actively maintains compliance with accessibility guidelines (WCAG 2.0).

Try Koha Now

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Have a look and use the catalogue interface and the staff user interface on our demo version.

Demo version of the OPAC

Demo version of staff client

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