The 14 Swedish municipalities of Norrbotten decides to go for Koha and becomes Sweden’s largest consortia

On the 26 August 2020 the library consortia of 14 Swedish municipalities in the administrative region of Norrbotten (homepage) decided to go for the open and free Koha library system. This will in effect become the largest Koha consortia in Sweden.

The administrative regional library organisation will likely be responsible for procurement and Koha will be launched live within the consortia on the 1 January 2022. The participating municipalities are Arjeplog, Arvidsjaur, Boden, Gällivare, Haparanda, Jokkmokk, Kalix, Kiruna, Luleå, Pajala, Älvsbyn, Överkalix, and Övertorneå.

The Swedish Koha User Group congratulates the Norrbotten library consortia on the decision to go with Koha and wishes the libraries in Norrbotten welcome to an extensive and fruitful collaboration on Koha and it’s further development and use in Sweden, and worldwide.