Taylor’s University College chooses KOHA open source library management system with Lemonjar support.
Lemonjar team has successfully implemented KOHA ILS to Taylor’s University, and KOHA ILS has gone live on 14th February 2020.
We received the project award on November 2019.
Despite with many holidays in Malaysia, our team still able to make it happened!
Their previous system was Virtua, and now migrated into KOHA version 19.05.
We did the data migration for Taylor’s including their MARC records, holdings, Serial, Acquisition, Fines, as well as their Circulation History since year 2010.
The implementation is complicated and challenging.
Taylor’s has required us to install KOHA into 3-tier architecture whereby KOHA ILS was installed into 3 separated server: Web, Application and Database Server.
The same set of architecture is duplicated into 2 sets of server for safety measurement purpose.
The implementation also involve many integration including multiple LDAP integration, EBSCO discovery online resources, Payment Gateway, as well as 3M Equipment integration (Self Check Kiosk and Book Return).
Taylor’s University is first to integrate EBSCO to KOHA in Malaysia.
Other than that, 3-tier installation architecture, multiple LDAP and Payment Gateway integration to KOHA also happened first in Malaysia ever.
Along the implementation, we also given them 3 types of trainings which are KOHA User Training, KOHA Admin Level 1 Training and KOHA Admin Level 2 Training.
Library teams get to enroll in the KOHA User Training and Admin Level 1 Training; While ICT Teams from Infra section and IT representative from Library gets to enroll in Admin Level 2 Training for them to gain knowledge in installing and configuring KOHA from scratch.
It is our honor to be able to provide our service to Taylor’s University.
It is also a precious exposure and experience for our team to be involved in such challenging installation ever.
Taylor’s University KOHA OPAC shall be access via: https://librarycatalogue.taylors.edu.my/
Hereby sharing some of the implementation photos: