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What is OSS and Koha

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This ppt describes about OSS and give a brief intro of Koha, the Open Source Library Automation Software. Koha is an integrated library system (ILS) and was the first open source ILS. Koha was created …

This ppt describes about OSS and give a brief intro of Koha, the Open Source Library Automation Software. Koha is an integrated library system (ILS) and was the first open source ILS. Koha was created in 1999 by Katipo Communications for the Horowhenua in New Zealand. The first installation went live in January of 2000.

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  • 1. Koha Workshop Evaluating Koha
  • 2. Evaluating Koha ● Understanding OSS ● Koha History & Showcase ● Koha Features ● Koha Community ● Hardware & Software Requirements ● Support Options ● GUI Demonstration
  • 3. Evaluating Koha Understanding OSS
  • 4. OSS or FLOSS
  • 5. OSS Costs ● Whole Software stack is free ● Software Upgrades are free ● No restrictions on no. of users, modules, servers
  • 6. OSS Philosophy ● “carefully crafted by individual wizards or small bands working in splendid isolation” ● “a great babbling bazaar of differing agendas and approaches”
  • 7. OSS Quality
  • 8. No Vendor Lock-In
  • 9. Possible OSS Downsides ● Incomplete Testing ● Lack of documentation ● Uneven code quality ● Lack of timely & effective support
  • 10. OSS - Exercise ● OSS vs. Commercial Software
  • 11. Evaluating Koha History & Showcase
  • 12. How it all started
  • 13. Chronology
  • 14. Koha Users Worldwide
  • 15. Athens County Public Library
  • 16. Crawford County Federated System
  • 17. Stow Munroe Public Library
  • 18. Rengitikei Libraries
  • 19. Near East University, Cyprus
  • 20. Delhi Public Library
  • 21. Granthalaya
  • 22. Kerala Government
  • 23. Koha History & Showcase ● Q&A