IT Consulting & Software Development
K Consulting & Development specializes in providing solutions based on Free Open Source Software for libraries and small businesses. KCD is based in Meadville, Pennsylvania, USA but has helped people throughout the world.
KCD can develop websites for your business or library. Using proven CMS technologies such as WordPress and Joomla, KCD developed websites can be updated by the user using simple wordprocessor-like editors. There is no need to wait for a company to update your site when you can do it yourself instantly! Take advantage of the hundreds of plugins available for these system to take advantage of social networking, e-commerce, statistics and more!
Koha is the first open-source Library Management System (LMS). In use worldwide, its development is guided by a growing community of libraries collaborating to achieve their technology goals. Koha’s impressive feature set continues to evolve and expand to meet the needs of its user base.
KCD offers a variety of Koha related serves, including consultations, installations, support, and custom additions. If you are interested in using Koha for your library, or are already a Koha user, KCD can offer you help and support in many ways.
Libki is a Kiosk Management System available as Free Open Source Software. Using cross-platform and web-based standards makes Libki a powerful cross-platform kiosk management system. Whether you have only a few computer kiosks ( with or without Internet access ) or multiple computer labs, Libki can help you manage the time use of your systems.
If you are interested in using Libki for your computer management, or need integration with another software system, KCD can help with consulting, installation, support, and custom development.
Why Go Open Source?
Don’t Fit Your Business Into Software You Pay For. Pay For Software That Fits Into Your Business!
Using Open Source Software means that you and your business do have to be locked in to a single vendor. By having access to the program source code, you are free to take your business to anyone willing to work on that program. No more vendor lock-in! If you feel that your current vendor is not satisfactory, you have the power to switch without changing to a new software system. No need to switch means no cost to move data, no need for retraining, and no headaches!
Open Source Software is free to download for any business who has an IT staff qualified to configure and maintain the system in-house. It’s useful to think of Open Source Software as free as in “freedom”, not free as in “beer”. There are always costs associated with managing a system. With Open Source Software, you have the freedom to choose how you want to manage those costs (in-house or by contracting with a support provider like KCD ). You also have the freedom to customize the product yourself, or by sponsoring development. With proprietary software, you are not ‘free’ to do either of these things.
The KCD Promise
KCD promises to always make all program code and your own data available and accessable to your business, regaurdless of licensing requirements.
KCD Annouces Koha Plus!
K Consulting & Development is proud to announce the development of Koha Plus, a special edition of the standard release of Koha with added updates and features. Koha Plus will always be Open Source and will always be available via SourceForge.net.
K Consulting & Development is open for business!
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