Going live with Koha

Congratulations, you have made it to the last step!

A couple of words of advice. If possible, keep your old ILS running for a couple of months just in case you need to use it for reference. Sometimes it takes a little while to make sure that EVERYTHING migrated correctly. Run some tests to make sure that everything is working correctly.

If possible, you may want to close your library for a half-day or more to make sure that staff are fully trained on how to use it. If you've done a lot of advertising to patrons about your new system and OPAC it may run slowly at first due to heavy access as people try it out, so be prepared for delays. Expect some calls from patrons who are surprised by the new interface and need help adjusting.