Implementation of Koha in managing the e-resources of the library


  • Central Library, Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, New Delhi-110016
  • Central Library, Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, New Delhi-110016
  • Informatics Publishing Ltd, Basavanagudi, Bengaluru-560004



E-Resources, Electronic Resource Management System, ERMS, IIT Delhi, Koha, Open Source


In the digital era, libraries have been acquiring and subscribing to various types of digital resources. Each e-resource possesses distinct formats and search requirements, offers multiple access and authentication methods, and involves complex licensing agreements. Therefore, effectively managing these diverse e-resources necessitates a system that simplifies the processes of acquisition, access, and organization. An Electronic Resource Management System (ERMS) presents a potential solution for centralizing these operations. Numerous open source and commercial ERMS solutions are available and utilized in libraries worldwide. Nevertheless, numerous studies have revealed that libraries face financial constraints as well as limitations in terms of ICT infrastructure. An ideal solution should be both cost-effective and require minimal ICT infrastructure. Koha is one such software that has gained popularity in library automation, making it a viable option for managing e-resources. This study explores the implementation of Koha, version 22.11, for managing a library's e-resources. The study aims to investigate the existing features and functionalities of Koha in the context of libraries.


Download data is not yet available.


Metrics Loading ...


Asim, M. and Mairaj, M. I. (2019). Librarians’ perceptions about adoption and uses of the Koha integrated library software in Punjab, Pakistan. The Electronic Library, 37(4), 624-635.

Breeding, M. (2008). The viability of open source ILS. American Society for Information Science and Technology Bulletin, 35(2), 20-25.

Chaputula, A. and Kanyundo, A. (2019). Use of Kohaintegrated library system by higher education institutions in Malawi. Digital Library Perspectives, 35(3/4), 117-141.

Chauhan, K. (2018). Evaluation in use of KOHA Library Management Software in OPJGU, Sonipat. Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal). http://digitalcommons.

Egunjobi, R.A. and Awoyemi, R.A. (2012). Library automation with Koha. Library Hi Tech News, 29(3), 12-15. https://

Fournie, J. (2020). Managing electronic resources without buying into the library vendor singularity. Code4Lib Journal, (47).

Hou, S., Zhang, X., Yi, B. and Tang, Y. (2022). Public attitudes on open source communities in China: A text mining analysis. Technology in Society, 71. https://doi. org/10.1016/j.techsoc.2022.102112

Keast, D. (2011). A survey of Koha in Australian special libraries: Open source brings new opportunities to the outback. OCLC Systems and Services: International Digital Library Perspectives, 27(1), 23-39. https://doi. org/10.1108/10650751111106537

Macan, B., Vanesa Fernández, G. and Stojanovski, J. (2013). Open source solutions for libraries: ABCD vs Koha. Program: Electronic Library and Information Systems, 47(2), 136- 154.

Madhusudhan, M. and Singh, V. (2016). Integrated library management systems: Comparative analysis of Koha, LibSys, NewGenLib, and Virtua. The Electronic Library, 34(2), 223-249.

Pesch, O. (2008). Library standards and E-Resource management: A survey of current initiatives and standards efforts. The Serials Librarian, 55(3), 481-486.

Sadeh, T. and Ellingsen, M. (2005). Electronic resource management systems: The need and the realization. New Library World, 106(5/6), 208-218.

Singh, M. and Sanaman, G. (2012). Open source integrated library management systems: Comparative analysis of Koha and NewGenLib. The Electronic Library, 30(6), 809- 832.

Mohideen, Z. A., Sheikh, A., Kaur, K., and Tahira, M. (2019). Acceptance of Koha Open Source System among Librarians in the Malaysian Academic Libraries: An Exploratory Qualitative Study. Serials Review, 45(4), 201- 210.




How to Cite

Garg, M., Hasan, N., & Gupta, A. (2023). Implementation of Koha in managing the e-resources of the library. Journal of Information and Knowledge, 60(2), 127–132.