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7 Reasons Why You Need an Integrated Library Management System

7 Reasons Why You Need an Integrated Library Management System

Running a library isn’t as simple and straightforward as many people I have encountered think. It’s more than just checking out books and putting them back on the shelf when they are returned. Librarians have to deal other complex, time-consuming responsibilities like acquisitions, cataloguing, inventory, budgets, reports and interlibrary loaning. Pen and paper won’t cut it, and using an excel spreadsheet is only marginally better than digging a trench using a caviar spoon.

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How to Quickly Backup Your Koha Database

Regular backups of Koha are a must, in case your installation fails or your hardware crashes. While you should have an automated backup procedure in place, sometimes (before a major upgrade for example) you may need to make a quick one-time backup. So here's how to...

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The Top 10 Biggest Libraries in the World

The Top 10 Biggest Libraries in the World

Libraries comes in all types and sizes, from small community libraries that open for a few hours once a week to mega institutions that operate 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. So which are the biggest, most impressive libraries in the world - by catalog size of course;...

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How to Install Koha Library System on Ubuntu Server 20.04 LTS

Koha is the most popular open source library management system in the world. Learn how to install Koha on Ubuntu Server 20.04 LTS and join thousands of libraries using Koha around the globe.

7 Reasons Why You Need an Integrated Library Management System

Running a library isn’t as simple and straightforward as many people I have encountered think. It’s more than just checking out books and putting them back on the shelf when they are returned. Librarians have to deal other complex, time-consuming responsibilities like acquisitions, cataloguing, inventory, budgets, reports and interlibrary loaning. Pen and paper won’t cut it, and using an excel spreadsheet is only marginally better than digging a trench using a caviar spoon.

Koha Hacks: How to Install the Koha Offline Circulation Plugin

What do you do if your Koha library system suddenly goes offline due to a server crash, power or internet outage? Go back to the dark ages and start writing with pen and paper? Surely not! Koha has a very useful feature called Offline Circulation which allows you to...

How to Quickly Backup Your Koha Database

Regular backups of Koha are a must, in case your installation fails or your hardware crashes. While you should have an automated backup procedure in place, sometimes (before a major upgrade for example) you may need to make a quick one-time backup. So here's how to...

10 Things Every Librarian Should Do

Are you new to the librarian profession? Or you just need a quick refresher? This is the article for you.

[Solved] How to Backup Your Koha Library System MySQL Database

How to backup a MySQL database, including Koha

Koha Hacks: Why You Should Use Content Delivery Network (CDN) For Koha Library System

Is your Koha server taking too long to catalog or checkout items? Before you break the bank and purchase a bigger server with bucket-loads of RAM and processing power, you should try setting up a content delivery network (CDN) using a free service like CloudFlare...

Koha Hacks: How To Enable Apache Caching On A Koha Library System Server (running Ubuntu 20.04LTS)

Is your Koha server taking too long to catalog or checkout items? Before you break the bank and purchase a bigger server with bucket-loads of RAM and processing power, enable Apache caching on your Koha ILS server instead - you might just save yourself a lot of time...

Koha Hacks: How to Enable Plack on Koha Library System (Running On Ubuntu 20.04LTS)

Is your Koha server taking too long to catalog or checkout items? Before you break the bank and purchase a bigger server with bucket-loads of RAM and processing power, enable Plack instead - It will make your server much faster, and  you might just save yourself a lot...

Koha Hacks: How to Install Memcached on Koha Library System (Running On Ubuntu 20.04LTS)

Is your Koha server taking too long to catalog or checkout items? Before you break the bank and purchase a bigger server with bucket-loads of RAM and processing power, install Memcached instead - you might just save yourself a lot of time and money! Is your Koha...

Koha Hacks: 4 Tricks To Supercharge Koha Library System (Running On Ubuntu 20.04LTS)

Is your Koha server taking too long to catalog or checkout items? Before you break the bank and purchase a bigger server with bucket-loads of RAM and processing power, try out the following tune-ups instead - you might just save yourself a lot of time and money!Is...

The Top 10 Biggest Libraries in the World

Libraries comes in all types and sizes, from small community libraries that open for a few hours once a week to mega institutions that operate 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. So which are the biggest, most impressive libraries in the world - by catalog size of course;...

How to Install Koha Library System on Ubuntu Server 20.04 LTS

Koha is the most popular open source library management system in the world. Learn how to install Koha on Ubuntu Server 20.04 LTS and join thousands of libraries using Koha around the globe.

7 Reasons Why You Need an Integrated Library Management System

Running a library isn’t as simple and straightforward as many people I have encountered think. It’s more than just checking out books and putting them back on the shelf when they are returned. Librarians have to deal other complex, time-consuming responsibilities like acquisitions, cataloguing, inventory, budgets, reports and interlibrary loaning. Pen and paper won’t cut it, and using an excel spreadsheet is only marginally better than digging a trench using a caviar spoon.

Koha Hacks: How to Install the Koha Offline Circulation Plugin

What do you do if your Koha library system suddenly goes offline due to a server crash, power or internet outage? Go back to the dark ages and start writing with pen and paper? Surely not! Koha has a very useful feature called Offline Circulation which allows you to...

How to Quickly Backup Your Koha Database

Regular backups of Koha are a must, in case your installation fails or your hardware crashes. While you should have an automated backup procedure in place, sometimes (before a major upgrade for example) you may need to make a quick one-time backup. So here's how to...

10 Things Every Librarian Should Do

Are you new to the librarian profession? Or you just need a quick refresher? This is the article for you.

[Solved] How to Backup Your Koha Library System MySQL Database

How to backup a MySQL database, including Koha

Koha Hacks: Why You Should Use Content Delivery Network (CDN) For Koha Library System

Is your Koha server taking too long to catalog or checkout items? Before you break the bank and purchase a bigger server with bucket-loads of RAM and processing power, you should try setting up a content delivery network (CDN) using a free service like CloudFlare...

Koha Hacks: How To Enable Apache Caching On A Koha Library System Server (running Ubuntu 20.04LTS)

Is your Koha server taking too long to catalog or checkout items? Before you break the bank and purchase a bigger server with bucket-loads of RAM and processing power, enable Apache caching on your Koha ILS server instead - you might just save yourself a lot of time...

Koha Hacks: How to Enable Plack on Koha Library System (Running On Ubuntu 20.04LTS)

Is your Koha server taking too long to catalog or checkout items? Before you break the bank and purchase a bigger server with bucket-loads of RAM and processing power, enable Plack instead - It will make your server much faster, and  you might just save yourself a lot...

Koha Hacks: How to Install Memcached on Koha Library System (Running On Ubuntu 20.04LTS)

Is your Koha server taking too long to catalog or checkout items? Before you break the bank and purchase a bigger server with bucket-loads of RAM and processing power, install Memcached instead - you might just save yourself a lot of time and money! Is your Koha...

Koha Hacks: 4 Tricks To Supercharge Koha Library System (Running On Ubuntu 20.04LTS)

Is your Koha server taking too long to catalog or checkout items? Before you break the bank and purchase a bigger server with bucket-loads of RAM and processing power, try out the following tune-ups instead - you might just save yourself a lot of time and money!Is...

The Top 10 Biggest Libraries in the World

Libraries comes in all types and sizes, from small community libraries that open for a few hours once a week to mega institutions that operate 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. So which are the biggest, most impressive libraries in the world - by catalog size of course;...
7 Reasons Why You Need an Integrated Library Management System

7 Reasons Why You Need an Integrated Library Management System

Running a library isn’t as simple and straightforward as many people I have encountered think. It’s more than just checking out books and putting them back on the shelf when they are returned. Librarians have to deal other complex, time-consuming responsibilities like acquisitions, cataloguing, inventory, budgets, reports and interlibrary loaning. Pen and paper won’t cut it, and using an excel spreadsheet is only marginally better than digging a trench using a caviar spoon.

read more

How to Quickly Backup Your Koha Database

Regular backups of Koha are a must, in case your installation fails or your hardware crashes. While you should have an automated backup procedure in place, sometimes (before a major upgrade for example) you may need to make a quick one-time backup. So here's how to...

read more
The Top 10 Biggest Libraries in the World

The Top 10 Biggest Libraries in the World

Libraries comes in all types and sizes, from small community libraries that open for a few hours once a week to mega institutions that operate 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. So which are the biggest, most impressive libraries in the world - by catalog size of course;...

read more