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21 March 2016

The Irish Management Institute chooses Koha, supported by Interleaf Technology.

The Irish Management Institute chooses Koha, supported by Interleaf Technology.

Delivering on its goal of providing an improved experience for staff, corporate members and course participants using the library and information service and providing a seamless login experience across all information resources, The IMI has chosen the Koha open source library management system to replace its existing EOS.web system. Interleaf Technology has been contracted to implement the Koha system and to provide on-going support services.

Koha Library Management System

With the Koha LMS, library staff access to the system is completely web-based: Searching, circulation, cataloguing, serials and reports, acquisitions and EDI are all performed using a web browser.
This implementation will use SAML-based protocols as a single sign on tool for system users.
The online catalogue offers an excellent search capability and a full range of personalisation service and is mobile-friendly using the bootstrap theme. Koha’s depth of functionality continues to evolve and expand to meet the changing needs of its user base.

The IMI

Matthew Kelleher, Knowledge Manager at IMI said, “Partnering with Interleaf to deliver the Koha LMS has led to cost savings as well as an improved user experience. It was definitely the right choice for us.”   
Charles Quain, Director at Interleaf Technology added: “We are delighted to be working with the IMI – one of Ireland’s most prestigious educational institutions. We are simultaneously increasing the resources and services available to the Institute’s staff, corporate members, and course participants while reducing the overhead to manage these resources.”

About the IMI

The IMI is a membership organisation that reflects a spectrum of Irish industry, from the smallest micro-organisations to the world’s largest multinationals. For sixty years the IMI has pioneered the development of executive education in Ireland. Thousands of senior executives attend developmental programmes, ranging from NFQ level 9 Masters and Diploma qualifications to one and two day master classes. The IMI also acts as a “business partner” for organisations that are looking to align comprehensive learning and development strategies to support the execution of business growth strategies.
In 2015 the IMI has been recognised for the seventh year running as the only Irish business school to be ranked globally by the Financial Times for the provision of customised executive education.

About Interleaf Technology

Interleaf Technology Ltd. are the leading providers of technology solutions to the library market in Ireland. We have experience in Library Management Systems and related technologies spanning over 25 years. Our dedicated support team is committed to providing top class support to all our customers. As well as providing Open Source solutions such as Koha, VuFind and Omeka, we are agents for Bibliotheca security systems, Envisionware PC Reservation and Print Management solutions, OverDrive eBooks and eAudiobooks and BDS MARC record supply.
For more information contact Charles Quain at Interleaf Technology (opensource@interleaf.ie)



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