Liaquat Ali Rahoo
Mehran University of Engineering & Technology, Jamshoro
Sher Afzal Khan
email@example.com Head of KM & Libraries, Air University, Islamabad
The purpose of the study is participation and contribution to open source Koha ILMS used in libraries of public sector Universities. Open Source software are the product of voluntary effort of developers and end users. Koha is an active Open Source library management software project make using voluntary effort of programmers and library professionals. Library professionals are end users of Koha and their involvement is very necessary in various stages of the software development. Koha user community is a growing one and the project offer variety of non-developer roles for library professionals. Library professionals can report bugs, documentation writing, plug-in development and training. The main aim of the survey is to know the participation and contribution of Library professionals in Koha Open Source software project implementation in their libraries.
Keywords: Koha, Open Source software, Library automation
Entire questionnaire categorized into three segments for the convenience of analysis. They are Koha support and training, Users involvement, and level of motivation. Statistical tool percentage is used for the analysis of data.
1. Koha support and training
Community and commercial support are available for Koha software. Community support is free and user can make use free resources (user manual, video tutorials) for installation, data migration and maintenance. Spending time and dedication are the only investment for community support.
INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF BUSINESS EDUCATION AND MANAGEMENT STUDIES (IJBEMS) A Peer Reviewed (Refereed) International Journal Impact Factor 4.308 http://www.ijbems.com ISSN:2941-9638
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