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12 February 2015

Koha and EBSCO combine in major joint development

Koha and EBSCO combine in major joint development

Koha receives massive support from EBSCO for enhancements to its web-based, open-source ILS

Together, the two are working to provide a viable web-based, open source ILS for libraries of all types. Koha libraries reached out to EBSCO for support of some important projects, and EBSCO agreed to partner to accomplish the following for Koha:

  • Strategic upgrade of of Koha's core full-text search engine technology to ElasticSearch; ensuring long-term viability
  • Increased functionality and accuracy of facets
  • Development of a browse function (author, title, subject, call number)
  • MARC to RDF crosswalk enhancing capability of linking to online data repositories (linked data)
  • Greater flexibility in ingesting metadata schemes beyond MARC21
  • Improved speed
  • Enhanced patron functionality API access

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