EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) continues to provide support in advocating open source and open access by providing additional financial support to Koha, the world’s first full-featured, free, open source Integrated Library System (ILS) that is used worldwide by more than 15,000 libraries of all types. Library Technology brought this news to us in their article, “EBSCO Information Services continues to support open source technology for libraries.”

Koha is a worldwide resource. Its development is steered by a growing community of libraries collaborating to achieve their technology goals.

EBSCO’s latest contribution will help with the next phase of community-driven enhancements, including support for additional system interoperability as well as acquisition and e-resource management capabilities in Koha.

Vice President of Global Software Services at EBSCO, Ron Burns, says the company has always been committed to expanding options for libraries. “EBSCO has a long history of supporting open source and open initiatives. We understand that the library market demands interoperability and more choices which is why we continue to support the great work and efforts of the Koha community.”

Melody K. Smith

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