National Meteorological Library goes live on Koha

The Australian Bureau of Meteorology has implemented Koha as the library management system for the National Meteorological library located in Melbourne.

The Bureau is an agency of the Australian government responsible for providing weather services to Australia and the surrounding oceans. The library holds about 20,000 items, serves almost 2,000 employees and keeps records of weather patterns dating back more than a century.  Koha is implemented in-house and the OPAC is not publicly available.

Calyx provided Koha implementation services to the Bureau.  In addition to advising on system implementation and configuration, we performed bibliographic data conversion from the outgoing DBTextWorks system, designed the OPAC interface and provided training and general support.

For information about the library contact Galina Brejneva, library@bom.gov.au