Koha – Library Catalog Software Google Cloud Platform | VM Hosted
In our current environment, budgets are constantly being slashed, systems demands are increasing, and vendors are constantly adding unnecessary features to justify their cost. Okay, so maybe they add features which costs more to host. Either-way, we don’t want them! Koha was a proposed project by our Director of Libraries. An Open-Source platform, self-hosted (yay, me!), and a strong community supporting the application. Did I mention that it’s free? I chose to launch on Google Cloud Platform (GCP) because I’m most comfortable with their platform. After all, I am Google Cloud certified
Installation steps: VM InstallationOn GCP: https://console.cloud.google.com/
Koha Installation This is a brief version of what I ended up using, but for full documentation, please refer to: https://wiki.koha-community.org/wiki/Debian My documentation may not be maintained with the most current version(s).
$ wget -q -O- https://debian.koha-community.org/koha/gpg.asc | sudo apt-key add -$ sudo apt-get update
$ echo ‘deb http://debian.koha-community.org/koha stable main’ | sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/koha.list
$ sudo apt-get update
$ echo ‘deb http://debian.koha-community.org/koha 20.05 main’ | sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/koha.list