Koha in FEMM-TH Library. An Open Source Integrated Library System experience

Galetsi Panagiota & Karakitsiou Chrisoula,  Folklife and Ethnological Museum of Macedonia and Thrace, Greece


In order to improve the quality of documentation management and promotion of its collections, the Folkllife and Ethnological Museum of Macedonia and Thrace accomplishes the project "Folkllife and Ethnological Museum of Macedonia and Thrace Digital Services" through the operational program "Digital Plan" and particularly from the Invitation 31 which refers to cultural institutions operation.

Within the framework for major advancement in services of its library and the process of modernization by adopting new information technologies Folklife and Ethnological Museum of Macedonia and Thrace (FEMM- TH) introduced the Open Resource ILS Koha.

By this presentation our main goal is to communicate our experience on the procedure of migration, function and evaluation of the new system that has been operated in the library the last 4 months. Suggestions and implications will also be expressed in order to exchange useful information with other informational and cultural institutions. This presentation consists two parts. The first one explains thoroughly the procedure of migration of the Koha System and the second part includes the experience of the final utilization among staff and users of the system. Finally, this presentation aims to add value by discussing immediate next steps and recommendations.