Tales of Migrations: Implementation of Koha Integrated Library Management Software (ILMS) at The University of Agriculture Peshawar By Sher Afzal Khan
Methodology The paper describes the author’s practical experiences regarding implementation of the Koha open-source ILS. The data was migrated from INMAGIC to Koha through marc edit software. The installation was done through command line of the koha system RFID was integrated with koha through another custom built software. The 150000 recods of books and 3500 patrons were migrated from the INMAGIC to Koha.
The main finding of this paper is: Koha is an international standard open source software and has those functionalities which can fulfill the library automation need of the all kind of libraries. Other librarians can easily implement Koha in their libraries. The data conversion of INMAGIC to koha will be help other librarian to implement koha in their libraries Integration with RFID is now easy for those who already use koha in their libraries.Implications/Conclusions
This paper will help librarians to implement Koha in a practical way to their libraries. The author implemented Koha at the AUP Library within six months, and the author used migrated data from Computerized Documentation System/Integrated Set of Information System to MARC-21 for books . This practice will influence librarians to learn Koha and implement it in heir libraries.
Koha Implementation, Pakistan, Koha in University Libraries, Data Migrations,
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