National Library of the PhilippinesCurrent Technologies ImplementedFree Open Source Systems (FOSS)
What is Free Open Source SoftwareFree Open-source software (OSS) is computer software for which the source code andcertain other rights normally reserved for copyrightholders are provided under a software license thatmeets the Open Source Definition or that is in the publicdomain. This permits users to use, change, and improvethe software, and to redistribute it in modified orunmodified forms. It is very often developed in a public,collaborative manner.
Popular FOSS ApplicationsWeb Browsers: Firefox, Google ChromeOffice Apps OpenOffice, LibreOfficeLinux KernelApache Web ServerMySQL Database ServerPHP, PerlSquid Proxy Server
NLP Uses FOSS Deployed 100% Free Open Sources Systems Systems Used AsKoha ILS Integrated Library SystemKTree Document Management SystemApache Web ServerMySQL Database ServerDrupal Content Management SystemDNS, dnsmasq Domain Name ServersVyatta / Untangle Open-Source Networking / UTMFedora / Linux Mint Server / Desktop Operating System/ Centos / DebianSquid / Varnish Proxy / Web AcceleratorOJS / OCS Open Journal System / Open Conference SystemTClock Time ClockGimp GNU Image Manipulation Program
WHAT IS● is the first open-source integrated library system (ILS)● first free open source software library automation package● was created in 1999 by Katipo Communications for the Horowhenua Library Trust in New Zealand.● First installation went live in January of 2000.● Its development is steered by a growing community of users collaborating to achieve their technology goals for the library.• Koha is a Maori word meaning “a gift”. Maori is the native or indigenous people of New Zealand andalso one of the official languages of New Zealand, English beingthe other.
BASIC FEATURES OF KOHA● an online public access catalogue (OPAC) of the librarys holdings;● a database of library users/members;● issuing books to borrowers and returning books to the collection;● borrower requests for library items;
WHY USE KOHA? 1. Full-featured ILS● In use worldwide in libraries of all sizes● Is a true enterprise-class ILS with comprehensive functionality including basic or advanced options.● includes modules for circulation, cataloging, acquisitions, serials, reserves,patron management, branch relationships, and more...
WHY USE KOHA? Cont.1 2. Dual Database Design● Utilizes the strengths of the two major industry-standard database types [text-based and RDBMS] Databases used MySQL, PostgreSQL ● 3. Library Standards Compliant● Is built using library standards and protocols that ensure interoperability between Koha ILS and other systems and technologies, while supporting existing workflows and tools. uses MARC21, Z39.50 transport protocol, SIP1/SIP2 protocol● MARC, MAchine-Readable Cataloging, is a data format and set of related standards used by libraries to encode and share information about books and other material they collect.
What are the benefits of Koha● Easy access to information for library staff and users due to effective searching and issuing of items.● Automation of alerts to remind patrons and staff about, for example, overdue items or arrival of new items.● Reduced time of processing of library items, due to MARC and z39.50 compatibility.● Online supervision becomes possible, reducing the line management responsibilities of senior staff.● Library management becomes easier through automated collection of data.● Through the acquisition module budgets can be more effectively managed.● Koha brings together library users and staff, as both can see various aspects of the system and can work together more effectively to achieve each users goals.
Koha Servers at NLP Internal Koha Servers● Cataloging● Circulation● Copyright● IPS (Information Processing Server)● Public Libraries● Koha 3.4.1 (internal testing & development)Publicly available Koha servers● koha.nlp.gov.ph● kulturalink.nlp.gov.ph
Koha Installation Statistics for IT Division of NLP Type of Library Deployed Installed SUC, Govt Agencies, Academic & Total Lib with Koha OthersCity 42 9 51Congressional 2 1 3Municipal 182 1 183Provincial 20 2 22Regional 1 0 1Total 247 14 32 293 Full list of Koha Installations http://wiki.koha-community.org/wiki/KohaUsers/SoutheastAsia
Koha Installation Stats for other agencies Government Agency using Koha ILSDepartment of Trade and Industry (DTI)Department of Agriculture (DA) Central Office Main LibraryNational Historical Commision of the Philippines (NHCP)Local Governance Resource Center, Local Government Academy (LGRC-LGA-DILG)Commission on Higher Education (CHED) Central Office LibraryDepartment of Budget and Management Library (DBM)Department Of Labor and Employment Library (DOLE)Development Academy of the Philippines (DAP)
Koha Installation Stats for Academe State Universities and CollegesPhilippine Normal University (PNU), CARES (Seminary), Baguio CityManilaLa Salle Antipolo (Rizal) Southville International SchoolDon Mariano Marcos State Universtity, Riverside College, Bacolod CitySan Fernando Campus (La Union)Asian Institute of Maritime Studies University of Rizal System, College Libraries(Pasay City)Notre Dame of Greater Manila Technological Institute PhilippinesBulacan State University, College Polytechnic University of the Philippines MainLibraries (Malolos) LibraryTaguig City University Library ICCT, Cainta RizalEastern Samar State University Library Mindanao State University - MarawiCatholic Major Seminary- Vibal FoundationMyanmar
Koha Possibile Project● Digital Library Extension● Electronic Resources management● e-Legislative Agenda Information System (pilot project Cavite Provincial Library Resolutions, upcoming Quezon Province)
What are we doing?● Koha ILS Installation● Training on Koha / FOSS● Training on Library Technologies● Migration of Data● Data Conversion to MARC21
What can we DO TOGETHER?● Improve library services with proven technologies● Training on Koha ILS or FOSS for libraries● Educate and disseminate information about FOSS
Information SourcesNicole Engard, Director of Open Source Education at ByWater Solutionsweb.nlp.gov.ph Official Website of National Library of the PhilippinesITD deploys 247 Koha servers http://web.nlp.gov.ph/nlp/?q=node/23002011 National Conference and Training for Librarians http://web.nlp.gov.ph/nlp/?q=node/2550Koha FOSS ILS http://www.eifl.net/koha-foss-integrated-library-system
Our Catchphrase:Koha ko, Koha mo, Koha Naten ...
Contact Information Ryan Terrenal RTerrenal@nlp.gov.ph Social NetworkGoogle+ LinkedIn Facebook