From LAMP to Koha: case study of the Pakistan legislative assembly libraries

Farasat Shafi‐Ullah, Saima Qutab
  • Program electronic library and information systems, February 2012, Emerald
  • DOI: 10.1108/00330331211204557

Migration to KOHA ILS

What is it about?

The most difficult and tricky point during automating libraries is ILS migration. This study is first hand experience of a professional who has already experience in libraries, and their patron data conversion from old systems i.e. CDS-ISIS, WIN-ISIS, LAMP, & DB/Text to MARC21 based Integrated library systems KOHA. The other aspect of study is staff training during migrations. Ensuring the staff that this will ease their work & will not harm their existing work or job.

Why is it important?

In developing countries all big initiatives are normally funded by foreign donors either directly or indirectly. These projects ultimately left the place after completion and sustainability becomes responsibility of the country local administration. USAID/DAI has supported a lot projects in Pakistan being friend country. After a long dictatorship period this was fresh blood to infancy democracy. legislative assemblies and members get help for their work, e-government and information for all pro

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