Tritonia has adopted Koha, an open source library system used by libraries worldwide. The transition has taken place within the framework of the national Koha project for Finnish academic libraries, in collaboration with the National Library and CSC. In contrast to the old system (Voyager), the library staff can now work more location-independently, as the system is completely web-based. The change of system also enables development of new functions by using the system interfaces. Tritonia is the thirteenth academic library to adopt Koha in Finland.
The user interface for the new library system will also in future be Tritonia Finna, and customers will benefit from new features and changes in library loans procedures. Tritonia Finna is based on the national open source Finna.fi service, maintained by the National Library.
The implementation of Koha means that customers can manage their borrowing history, change address and reset their PIN code directly in Finna. From now on, you can pick up your reservations with a personal reservation ID (can be found in Your Account in Finna). Overnight loans have also changed to short loans.
Koha (meaning gift in Maori) was originally developed at the turn of millennium by the Horowhenua Library Trust in New Zealand. The system has a license that allows free use, modification and distribution, which made it being further developed by libraries in a global community. The increasing interest in open source code means less vendor-dependence and lock in effect. The digital solutions are reusable for others, making the solutions more efficient and sustainable in the long run.
Information Specialist Christian Nelson firstname.lastname@example.org
Tritonia’s Director Anne Lehto email@example.com