Data Migration from Legacy Systems to Koha

Different Approaches

  • Vimal Kumar V. Mahatma Gandhi University Library
  • Dr. K. C. Abdul Majeed Farook College
Keywords: Data migration, Koha, Open Source Software, Integrated Library Management System, Library automation


Koha library management software opened up a new ray of hope for libraries not yet automated in India. Many libraries would like to free from proprietary software and switch over to Koha. Data migration from legacy software is not an easy task due to vendor lock-in and data in a non-standard format. Good homework and teamwork are required for the successful migration from proprietary software to Koha. The article gives an overview of various processes in data migration from legacy library automation software to Koha.


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Author Biographies

Vimal Kumar V., Mahatma Gandhi University Library

Technical Assistant, Mahatma Gandhi University Library, Kottayam, Kerala - 686 560.

Dr. K. C. Abdul Majeed, Farook College

Associate Professor, Farook College, Feroke, Kozhikode, Kerala - 673 632.