Koha is the first free and open source library automation software, it is designed to manage physical collection and items. What you will learn in this training includes:
The goal of this course is to provide the practicing librarian with the skills and knowledge needed in the process of automating library operations and services. This course basically focuses on automating or computerizing library system with a view to accomplish various library functions such as acquisition, circulation, cataloguing, subscription management, patron management and many more, effectively and efficiently. The software package used is KOHA. Koha is state of the art library management software. It is open source software and hence one can use it free of cost. Koha allows total customization and complete control of library data at a fraction of the cost of a proprietary system. Its main strength is its web accessibility and ease of use. Libraries do not have to install the software on staff and user terminals. Koha supports all library housekeeping activities such as Acquisition, Cataloging, Circulation, Serial Control, Patron Management, and OPAC. It also supports Web 2.0 tools. Thus, Koha can be readily configured to the needs of each library and is updated with new features frequentlyCourse Requirements
The program is appropriate for all types of current Library and Information Technology professionalsLibrarians, who will need training on the use of Koha software.
System Administrators, who will need training on the installation and maintenance of the Koha software.