[Koha] More than 230 Libraries running their catalog on Koha ILS today in the Arab World

Christopher Davis cgdavis at uintah.utah.gov
Tue Apr 10 08:05:04 NZST 2018


Thanks for your announcement- it is exciting to see Koha grow around the


Christopher Davis
Systems & E-Services Librarian
Uintah County Library
cgdavis at uintah.utah.gov
(435) 789-0091 <14357890091> ext.261

On Sun, Apr 8, 2018 at 8:44 AM, Massoud Alshareef <massoud at kwareict.com>

> Greeting from the Arab World to all in the Koha Community
> I am happy to announce that we now have more than 230 libraries running
> their library catalog on Koha ILS in the Arab World.
> You can see all 234 library names in this table:
> https://www.dropbox.com/s/
> m2a8cg13hfwf0o7/%D9%85%D9%83%D8%AA%D8%A8%D8%A7%D8%AA%20%D8%
> AA%D8%B4%D8%BA%D9%84%20%D9%81%D9%87%D8%B1%D8%B3%D9%87%D8%A7%
> 20%D8%B9%D9%84%D9%89%20%D9%86%D8%B8%D8%A7%D9%85%20%D9%83%D9%
> 88%D9%87%D8%A7%20%D9%81%D9%8A%20%D8%A7%D9%84%D9%88%D8%B7%D9%
> 86%20%D8%A7%D9%84%D8%B9%D8%B1%D8%A8%D9%8A%20-%2007-3-2018.pdf?dl=0
> They are distributed around in the Arab countries as follows: United Arab
> Emirates (11); Jordan (8); Bahrain (1); AlGeria (1); Saudi Arabia (97);
> Sudan (28); Iraq (28); Kuwait (1); Tunisia (1); Oman Sultanate (12); Syria
> (21); Palestine (1); Lebanon (6); Egypt (18).
> These are only libraries we happened to know because we are the Koha
> support company for in Saudi Arabia and UAE, or they are served by a local
> Koha support companies, like Egypt Vision supporting some in Egypt and
> Saudi, or by Bywater Solutions in UAE, or libraries which have their own
> in-house support teams, like in Sudan and Iraq. We think the list will
> exceed 350 libraries that are using Koha today in our region if every local
> Koha library announces itself.
> In behalf of all Koha libraries in the Arab world, we want to say thank you
> Koha community members, users/ libraries/ vendors around the world, for
> your contributions and support to make Koha what it is today. In
> particular, I would like to thank Bywater Solutions for their great and
> genuine efforts in improving Koha functionalities and in making Koha
> support reach records high in customers satisfaction. Our thanks are
> extended to Katipo, Catalyst and BibLibre for being there for koha
> development and support since the early days of Koha as I can remember.
> I hope to meet you all one day to thank you in person in behalf of all of
> us here in the Arabic world, using and/or supporting Koha ILS.
> Salam to you all.
> Thanks,
> Massoud M. AlShareef,
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