This paper presents an overview of Koha Integrated Library Management Software deployments in Pakistani libraries in general and also discusses the Pakistan Library Association's Koha Implementation Program (PLA's KIP) in detail which is a unique idea for a library association in a developing country context to voluntarily support library automation for library development. The purpose of this study is to measure the impact of this program on librarians' professionals and personal life and also to recommend a future technology path for the Pakistan Library Association and also other similar associations working on such initiatives. In this paper qualitative descriptive approach is adopted where data was collected through literature review, semi-structured-open-ended interviews of head librarians of those concerned institutions where Koha-ILS was implemented under the PLA's KIP and the author’s personal experience sharing in implementing and teaching the Koha-ILS through this program.
Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)
Zai, F. H.
(2019). Make Changes. Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal), 1-23.
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Appendix A – Interview Questions
Appendix B – 16 participating Librarians.docx (13 kB)
Appendix B – 16 participating Librarians
Appendix C – All PLA’s KIP Libraries.docx (15 kB)
Appendix C – All PLA’s KIP Libraries
Appendix D – Author on-job implementation and private projects.docx (13 kB)
Appendix D – Author on-job implementation and private projects
Participants Librarians KIP1.jpg (74 kB)
Participants Librarians KIP - group photo
Participants Librarians KIP2.jpg (117 kB)
Participants Librarians KIP - group photo2
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