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Koha is the first open-source Integrated Library System (ILS). In use worldwide, its development is steered by a growing community of libraries collaborating to achieve their technology goals. In …

Koha is the first open-source Integrated Library System (ILS). In use worldwide, its development is steered by a growing community of libraries collaborating to achieve their technology goals. In Kenya, Wahandisi is spearheading this drive. Koha\'s impressive feature set continues to evolve and expand to meet the needs of its user base.

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  • 1. KOHA Client Presentation Http://www.wahandisi.com - Shifting Web Technologies for a New Generation! Wahandisi Web Solutions
  • 2. Presentation areas Http://www.wahandisi.com - Shifting Web Technologies for a New Generation!
    • Introduction
    • Our Understanding of the Project
    • Our Solution
    • Why Koha
    • Project Management - Development Process
    • Techniques and Technologies employed
    • Interfaces
    • Questions/Answers
  • 3. Introduction
    • We specialize on professional open source solution for small and midsize enterprises. This, mainly because of their flexibility and high level security . Wahandisi has the tools to help you get started; technical expertise, knowledge, and a desire to make sure that the Integrated Library Management System (ILMS) project is successful
    • ILMS - “ an automated library system that is capable of managing the operations of more than one basic library functions” UNESCO.
    Http://www.wahandisi.com - Shifting Web Technologies for a New Generation!
  • 4. Our Understanding of the Project
    • That the client is looking to implement an integrated Web Based Library Management System, capable of:
      • supporting an online public access catalog (OPAC), cataloging, circulation, serial control, budget control, acquisition, stock taking and reporting.
      • supporting the import/export of files in MARC format, and run over Microsoft Windows operating systems.
    Http://www.wahandisi.com - Shifting Web Technologies for a New Generation!
  • 5. Our Solution
    • Free/Open Source software is a computer software whose source code is available under a license that permits users to use, change, and improve the software, and to redistribute it in modified or unmodified form. It is often developed in a public, collaborative manner. (Wikipedia)
    • Free/Open Source ILMS
    Http://www.wahandisi.com - Shifting Web Technologies for a New Generation!
    • Avanthi Circulation System
    • Emilda
    • FireFly
    • Koha
    • PhpMylibrary
    • OpenBiblio
    • WEBLIS
    • OpenILS
    • PhpMyBibli
    • GNUTECA
    • PMB
    • NewGenLib
  • 6. Why Koha
    • Full-featured ILS . In use worldwide in libraries of all sizes, Koha is a true enterprise-class ILS with comprehensive functionality. Koha includes modules for circulation, cataloging, acquisitions, serials, reserves, patron management, branch relationships, +++
    • Dual Database Design . Koha uses a dual database design that utilizes the strengths of the two major industry-standard database types (text-based and RDBMS). This design feature ensures that Koha is scalable enough to meet the transaction load of any library, no matter what the size.
    • Library Standards Compliant . Koha is built using library standards and protocols that ensure interoperability between Koha and other systems and technologies, while supporting existing workflows and tools.
    Http://www.wahandisi.com - Shifting Web Technologies for a New Generation!
  • 7. Cont…
    • Web-based Interfaces . Koha's OPAC, circ, management and self-checkout interfaces are all based on standards-compliant World Wide Web technologies--XHTML, CSS and Javascript--making Koha a truly platform-independent solution
    • Free / Open Source. Koha is distributed under the open-source General Public License (GPL).
    • No Vendor Lock-in. It is an important part of the open-source promise that there is no vendor lock-in: libraries are free to install and use Koha themselves if the have the in-house expertise or to purchase support or development services from the best available source.
    Http://www.wahandisi.com - Shifting Web Technologies for a New Generation!
  • 8. Its Features
    • Windows based
    • web-based OPAC,
    • circulation and management interfaces,
    • MARC21support
    • We can full integrate it into your website.
    • Simple, clear search interface for all users.
    • Reservations& Renewals,
    • E-mail Overdue Notifications.
    • Virtual Shelves
    • Koha is multi-tasking and enables updates of circulation, cataloguing and issues to occur simultaneously. etc
    Http://www.wahandisi.com - Shifting Web Technologies for a New Generation!
  • 9. Financials Http://www.wahandisi.com - Shifting Web Technologies for a New Generation!
    • Cost of commercial software's is very high
    • Commercial developers do not reveal the source code
  • 10. Financials Http://www.wahandisi.com - Shifting Web Technologies for a New Generation! Name Approximate Price Libsuite Ksh. 450,000 LibSys Ksh. 450,000 SOUL (Single Station) Ksh. 50,000 Alice for WINDOWS Ksh. 350,000
  • 11. Project Management - Development Process
    • Wahandisi has a pre-defined methodology of their software development strategy which has been used successfully on previous occasions.
      • Identification : Identify different users and their tasks/needs.
      • Requirements : Determine the tasks and users the design will support
      • Design : Database design representation & dialog sequences on these tasks
      • Development : Coding and Installation of modules/components
      • Walkthrough Evaluations/Quality Assuarance : Go through these tasks to test the interface on the basis of the design model used.
      • Document action steps
      • Drive to completion
    Http://www.wahandisi.com - Shifting Web Technologies for a New Generation!
  • 12. Techniques and Technologies employed Http://www.wahandisi.com - Shifting Web Technologies for a New Generation! Windows Clients Windows Perl Script MySQL Database Server Library Network
  • 13. Interfaces Http://www.wahandisi.com - Shifting Web Technologies for a New Generation!
  • 14. Interfaces Http://www.wahandisi.com - Shifting Web Technologies for a New Generation!
  • 15. Interfaces Http://www.wahandisi.com - Shifting Web Technologies for a New Generation!
  • 16. Contact Information
    • Ken Odhiambo
    • Wahandisi Web Solutions
    • P. O Box 35422 – 00200
    • Nairobi
    • http://www.wahandisi.com
    • info@wahandisi.com
    • Mobile: 0733-999-235
    • 0722-278934
    Http://www.wahandisi.com - Shifting Web Technologies for a New Generation!

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