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I strongly recommend you join the Koha Mailling list and post your specific questions there. People in the Koha community are very helpful but you do have to be specific about what your questions are.
To join the mailing list, go here: http://lists.katipo.co.nz/mailman/listinfo/koha
And you may want to check the Koha documentation to get started. It's here: http://koha-community.org/documentation/
What type of problem u face in installing the software?
I was wondering if anyone has any experience about librarians and IT staff working together to get an open source ILS up and running
I work at a very small independent school (less than 500 students, K-12) that uses Koha as our ILS (http://library.mvschool.com/). I am the only library staff member. We have one IT staff member as well. Before I started working at the school, he and some dedicated parent volunteers migrated our catalog to Koha. Once I came on as the library media specialist, the basics were in place, but it didn't look very pretty, so I've been working since then to improve the OPAC's accuracy and functionality. We have never paid anything for support. We make frequent use of IRC communication that has always had software folks who are able and willing to provide dedicated and personalized guidance through our troubleshooting. It has been completely free, but has taken a good bit of time and work. It is not a low-maintenance task. Recently, I've been taking advantage of free support tips made available by Bywater Solutions (http://bywatersolutions.com/) which has been tremendously helpful.
It does require library and IT staff working closely together. Coincidentally, our IT person/director of technology is also my spouse, so fortunately we don't have a problem collaborating!
Yes, we are using Koha from 2010 and always try to use the latest version/release candidate. Please visit our koha OPAC @ http://opac.ewubd.edu/