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Balnaves, Edmund. 2008. “Open Source Library Management Systems: A Multidimensional Evaluation.” Australian Academic and Research Libraries 39 (1): 1–13.

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Chattopadhyay, Sougata, and Arup Sarkar. 2017. “Bibliographic Data Migration from LibSys to Koha : Experience at St. Xavier’s College, Kolkata.” In . Bengal Library Association, Kolkata.

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Koha library management software opened up a new ray of hope for libraries not automated yet in India. Many libraries would like to free from proprietary software and switch over to Koha. Data migration from legacy software, not an easy task due to vendor lock-in and data in a non-standard format. Good homework and teamwork 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.