Newsletter BibLibre August 2014


Welcome in August BibLibre’s newsletter. This month our introduction is about Coral, an Open Source software we just had to our catalog.

Coral is an Open Source ERMS (Electronic Resource Management System) built by the University of Notre Dame’s Hesburgh Libraries. Coral was created to manage your subscriptions to electronic ressources. You can manage the underwriting process to these subscriptions, licenses of usage, prices and store contracts in one place. Coral also provides the ability to recover SUSHI files of each subscription to analyze the use of each bouquet. You are thus able to determine the value of each subscription among those which you have subscribed.

While many academic libraries use a simple Excel file, Lyon 1 decided to use Coral and develop 5 new features on the software to be closer to their needs. BibLibre will be deal with the installation and development of these modules. As always, we will submit to the Coral community the developments made. We received a warm welcoming and we aim to become a major player in the development of Coral.

If this interests you, do not hesitate to contact us by email at

Paul Poulain

Software updates

Did you know?

During the last month we have published 2 news tips around system preferences in Koha and more specifically the patron module: Did you know? Let librarian override Koha’s check out limits and Did you know? Limit the actions of a borrower with too much fines.

New customers

SCD Lyon 1 – Coral

As annonced in our introduction, the SCD of Lyon 1 trusted us to install, set up and develop features for their Open Source Electronic Resource Management System Coral.

Pikoloco Lamorville

Lamorville library in the Meuse (France) joined Koha thanks to our outline agreement with the Meuse regional library. The Meuse regional library will handle librarian training as well as first level maintenance.

Upcoming events

IFLA tradeshow in Lyon

BibLibre will attend the IFLA Tradeshow at Lyon from August 16 to 22 with AFI. We will show Bokeh to the international librarian community as well as our others products (Koha, Omeka, Piwik, etc).

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