Feel like you’re fighting your library system when it should be supporting you? Recent postings on the school library mailing list describe the frustration and exasperation felt by some school librarians trying to get their library system ‘online’. Getting your library online is easier with some systems than others.
If you are trying to allow access to a proprietary system running within the school, the obstacles are greater than a web based system. Firewall rules, opening ports and allowing outside access to an internal server can give some system admins nightmares.
This is where a web based library system wins hands down. Koha uses plain old port 80, making access straightforward.
Koha is not just web hosted, it is based on web technologies so is ready to deal with challenges still to come.
If it’s a flexible, online system you want, Koha is the answer.