Unlocking the Unlimited Potentials of Koha OSS/ILS for Library House-Keeping Functions: A Global View

Published on Jan 1, 2018
· DOI :10.4018/978-1-5225-5314-4.CH006
Adekunle P. Adesola (Bowen University), Grace Omolara Olla (Bowen University)
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