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Unlocking the Unlimited Potentials of Koha OSS/ILS for Library House-Keeping Functions: A Global View

Unlocking the Unlimited Potentials of Koha OSS/ILS for Library House-Keeping Functions: A Global View
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Author(s): Adekunle P. Adesola (Bowen University, Nigeria) and Grace Omolara O. Olla (Bowen University, Nigeria)
Copyright: 2021
Pages: 40
Source title: Research Anthology on Collaboration, Digital Services, and Resource Management for the Sustainability of Libraries
Source Author(s)/Editor(s): Information Resources Management Association (USA)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-7998-8051-6.ch045

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Abstract

Drawing praxis from Bowen University, Nigeria and other libraries worldwide, the chapter unveils the limitless capabilities of Koha ILS to successfully manage core library house-keeping functions—cataloging, acquisitions, circulation control, patrons' management, OPAC, serials, and report generation—in one seamless whole. Web-based features like its flexibility, adaptability, interoperability, MARC, Z39.50, patrons' ability for online logging in, registration, renewal, and many more were revealed. Also, reasons for its global adoptability, benefits, likely challenges, and solutions from practitioners were also highlighted. The chapter concludes that despite the puny but eventually surmounted challenges, Koha holds unlimited potential for libraries of any shape/size by just garnering from the experiences of subsisting users of the software globally.

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