Three of the seven regional systems in Kansas report on the history and use of the open-source Koha integrated library system (ILS) in their regions.
Each of the systems wrote up their experiences and then they collaborated on sections that discussed how they work together to achieve success with this product.
Each of the systems will continue to use the Koha software, and there are a few stand-alone instances of Koha already in place in Kansas. Development and advocacy of the product will be continued by all three of the systems.
This is a rare instance of three separate consortia coming together to work on improving everyone’s experience with an open-source ILS. The authors feel that the experiences they have had with this software are of value to anyone considering making use of it.
Hastings, R., Braum, H., Willems, H., Hutchinson, C., Santy, G., Shafer, M., Robb, J. and Carswell, R. (2016), "The Kansas story: a sea of Koha green on the plains", Digital Library Perspectives, Vol. 32 No. 4, pp. 239-252. https://doi.org/10.1108/DLP-02-2016-0004Download as .RIS
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