Technological competencies of professionals and challenges in using and implementing koha in Indian libraries

Tripathi, Dhanwantari Prakash; Pandey, Shri Ram

Abstract

The study analyses the awareness about koha among LIS professionals and assesses the challenges in implementing and using koha. A structured questionnaire was used to collect data from 167 LIS professionals. The study concludes that library must appoint or hire a professional having sound technical skills in order to minimize the error handling and dependency on others for addressing koha related issues. LIS professionals have to upgrade their knowledge by attending training programs, workshops, and spend more time on practicing the technical part of koha.

Keyword(s)

Library automation; Open source software; LibraryManagement System; koha

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