Koha the best ILS

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Koha is the first open source library management software. It is a web based application and supports all major features like Acquisition, Cataloging, Circulation, Serial Control, Authority, Web-OPAC and so on.

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Koha the best ILS

  1. 1. Koha Powered by Lib soul Empowering library through automation
  2. 2. Indexes <ul><li>Introduction to Koha </li></ul><ul><li>Features of Koha </li></ul><ul><li>Comparison with other LMS </li></ul><ul><li>Scope of Koha </li></ul><ul><li>About Libsoul </li></ul><ul><li>Libraries using Koha in India </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>Koha is an open source library management software </li></ul><ul><li>It is a web based application built on MARC21 standard </li></ul><ul><li>Its development is contributed by a number of library and non-library professionals across the world </li></ul><ul><li>Thousands of libraries are using Koha across the world, including India </li></ul>Introduction to Koha
  4. 4. Features of Koha
  5. 5. Acquisition <ul><li>Recommendation management </li></ul><ul><li>Ordering process to vendor </li></ul><ul><li>Budget and fund management </li></ul><ul><li>Late order reminder via email </li></ul><ul><li>Invoicing process </li></ul><ul><li>Accessioning and giving shelf location </li></ul>Acquisition
  6. 6. Cataloging <ul><li>Easy to use MARC format </li></ul><ul><li>Import data from LOC </li></ul><ul><li>Z39.50 compliant </li></ul><ul><li>Authority file for cataloging </li></ul>
  7. 7. Serial Management <ul><li>Invoicing process </li></ul><ul><li>Serial planning </li></ul><ul><li>Fund and budget management </li></ul><ul><li>Late issue reminder </li></ul><ul><li>Supplemental issue receiving </li></ul><ul><li>New issue arrival notification </li></ul>
  8. 8. Patron <ul><li>Member category </li></ul><ul><li>Main and alternate address </li></ul><ul><li>Welcome email </li></ul><ul><li>Photo upload </li></ul><ul><li>Granular permissions </li></ul><ul><li>Individual Account for OPAC </li></ul>
  9. 9. Circulation <ul><li>Define circulation rules </li></ul><ul><li>Overdue alerts </li></ul><ul><li>Fine calculation </li></ul><ul><li>Circulation history </li></ul><ul><li>Item reservation </li></ul><ul><li>Item Renewal </li></ul><ul><li>Warning if there is fine </li></ul>
  10. 10. Koha - Reports <ul><li>Module wise reports </li></ul><ul><li>Generate in PDF and Excel </li></ul><ul><li>Library logo and name </li></ul><ul><li>Standard Accession Register </li></ul><ul><li>Order and Follow-up form </li></ul><ul><li>Guided reports </li></ul><ul><li>Module wise statistics </li></ul><ul><li>Inactive and top list </li></ul>
  11. 11. Administration <ul><li>Module wise preferences </li></ul><ul><li>Create different branches </li></ul><ul><li>Budget & exchange rate control </li></ul><ul><li>Automatic or manual data back up </li></ul><ul><li>Define circulation rules </li></ul><ul><li>OPAC control </li></ul>
  12. 12. Tools <ul><li>Can publish news </li></ul><ul><li>Generate Barcode, Book Card </li></ul><ul><li>Calendar to define leave </li></ul><ul><li>Bulk patron import </li></ul><ul><li>Bulk patron delete </li></ul><ul><li>Bulk photo upload </li></ul><ul><li>Inventory and stocktaking </li></ul>
  13. 13. Koha & Commercial Software S.N. Feature Alice Libsys SOUL VTLS Libsuit Koha 1 Acquisition Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes 2 Cataloging Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes 3 Circulation Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes 4 Web-OPAC Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes 5 Serial Control Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes 6 Authority File Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes 7 MARC21 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes 8 User Limit NA NA NA Yes NA No 9 Record Limit NA NA NA NA NA No 10 Multi Library NA NA Yes NA NA Yes 11 Price (Approx.) 3.5 Lac 4.5 Lac 1.2 Lac 8 Lac 4.5 Lac Open Source
  14. 14. Scope of Koha <ul><li>RFID compliant </li></ul><ul><li>Multi library management </li></ul><ul><li>No user limitation </li></ul><ul><li>Can add million of records </li></ul><ul><li>Newer version updation </li></ul><ul><li>International Standard </li></ul>
  15. 15. About Libsoul <ul><li>Libsoul Technologies Pvt. Ltd. is an Ahmedabad based company </li></ul><ul><li>We provide support for Koha and Dspace implementation </li></ul><ul><li>We have dedicated team having enough experience of open source domain </li></ul><ul><li>Our main focus is to provide library solutions </li></ul><ul><li>We have served some of the top libraries in the country like IIMA. </li></ul>
  16. 16. Libraries using Koha in India <ul><li>Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad </li></ul><ul><li>Sandip Foundation, Nasik </li></ul><ul><li>Marwadi Foundation, Rajkot </li></ul><ul><li>Central Institute of Psychiatry, Ranchi </li></ul><ul><li>Central Survey Office, Trivedrum </li></ul><ul><li>Central University of Bihar, Patna </li></ul><ul><li>IITDM, Chennai </li></ul><ul><li>Delhi Public Library, Delhi </li></ul><ul><li>Asian School of Business, Trivendrum </li></ul><ul><li>Chitkara University, Baddi </li></ul><ul><li>O. P. Jindal Global Law School, Sonepat </li></ul>
  17. 17. Demo sites of Koha <ul><li>Staff Client </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.koha.libsoul.com </li></ul><ul><li>ID: libsoul </li></ul><ul><li>Password: libsoul </li></ul><ul><li>OPAC </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.opac.libsoul.com </li></ul><ul><li>ID: libsoul </li></ul><ul><li>Password: libsoul </li></ul>
  18. 18. Thanks ! Hope you see Koha running at your library
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