August 23, 2006 by aklibrarian1
Last year I told my boss that I was very unhappy with Library Pro. If I had an unlimited amount of money, I would probably purchase Destiny by Follett. It really has the features that I think make us better librarians for our patrons. John, my boss, is an open source fan. Read that to be, he is willing to provide the support an open source program needs to get up and running.
We are getting prepared to implement Koha in our district. This will allow for some flexibility that we haven’t had before. It will also allow a good test run of this program for other school libraries. For the past few days I have been looking at the features of Koha that make it nice. One that I came across today is library barcodes. Right now every automation program I know requires you to use a specific type of label. Koha will allow you to set up your barcode page to be what you want it to be. Why don’t other programs do this?