Koha is a full-featured, open source, integrated library system product. If you'd like to take a quick peek behind the curtin, here's a five minute video introduction. If you'd like to dig more deeply into the staff interface, go to our "sandbox" where you can try it out.
To get acquainted with the strong community of users and developers involved with Koha, join the General Mailing list: http://lists.katipo.co.nz/mailman/listinfo/koha
Koha was originally developed in New Zealand by Katipo Communications Ltd for Horowhenua Library Trust. It first went live in January, 2000.
It is currently maintained by a team of software providers and library technology staff from around the globe.
As of 2009, Koha is installed at over 1000 libraries around the world.
Koha consists of the following modules (at least):
- public catalog (OPAC)
- patron management
- branch relationships
It runs on Linux, Unix, Windows or a MacOS platform and is fully web-based.
- RSS Feed of new aquisitions
- email or text notices to patrons
For more about the development of Koha, see the official project pages located at http://www.koha-community.org.