National Museums Scotland chooses Koha


By PTFS-Europe

1st September 2023 |

National Museums Scotland has chosen Koha as its new Library Management System, to replace the previous Symphony system. 

PTFS Europe has implemented the new system and will provide on-going hosting and support services to National Museums Scotland Library to ensure its success in supporting these collections into the future.

Koha Library Management System


With over 15,000 systems worldwide, Koha is one of the most widely used Library Management Systems (LMS) in the world. Koha is entirely web-based for both staff and public functions. This helps make the system light, easy to use, easy to deploy and easy to manage.

Koha’s impressive feature set continues to evolve and expand to meet the needs of its user base. It includes modules for circulation, cataloguing, acquisitions, serials, course reserves, user management, inter library loans, and more.

Fiona Borthwick, Head of Sales and Account Management at PTFS Europe says:

We are delighted to have National Museums Scotland join as a new customer. They are now part of our growing community of major museum libraries that work with us. National Museums Scotland’s extensive collection can now easily be accessed through their Koha library catalogue. Implementing Koha will support the continued development of and access to their collection.

National Museums Scotland is one of the leading museum groups in the UK and Europe. PTFS Europe is thrilled to supply the Koha library solution and look forward to seeing how the library team utilise the system to further enhance use of the collections at this prestigious museum group.

About PTFS Europe 

PTFS Europe has a vision to make technology easy for libraries. We focus on enabling library users through high quality open source software solutions. Our way of working is characterised by listening, finding solutions, reliable delivery and above all open communication. Our highly skilled team has a friendly and approachable style in delivering our quality implementation and support services.

The reason so many people like working with us is that we solve problems, we don’t sell software. We listen, find solutions and commit to deliver these solutions for our customers as part of our complete managed service and support package. As an ISO27001 accredited company, our customers can rely on the quality and integrity of the support we provide.

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Any questions? Please contact Fiona Borthwick [email protected]


About National Museums Scotland

National Museums Scotland looks after collections of national and international importance. The organisation provides loans, partnerships, research and training in Scotland and internationally. Their individual museums are the National Museum of Scotland, the National Museum of Flight, the National Museum of Rural Life and the National War Museum. The National Museums Collection Centre in Edinburgh houses conservation and research facilities as well as collections not currently on display.

National Museums Scotland has the largest museum library collection in Scotland. Their library services support the research and learning needs of Museum staff across all sites, visitors and the wider external research community. The founding library collection dates back over 240 years with its roots in the collections of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland. It is now a modern research library with collections and services reflecting the strength and variety of National Museums Scotland’s collections and research directions.



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