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Koha Live CD’s are useful tools for installation and learning purpose. Availability of Koha live CD is one of the reason that increased the popularity of Koha among library professionals. With the …

Koha Live CD’s are useful tools for installation and learning purpose. Availability of Koha live CD is one of the reason that increased the popularity of Koha among library professionals. With the help of Koha Live CD, library professionals can try and install Koha without having much technical know how. It also saves considerable time for the installation of Koha software during training programmes.

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  • 1. A STUDY ON MANAGING KOHA OPEN SOURCE LIBRARYMANAGEMENT SYSTEM USING LIVE CD. National Conference on Emerging Trends in User Expectations for Next Generation Libraries 24-26 February 2012, Dravidian University, Kuppam. Biju V.V., Jasimudeen S., Vimal Kumar V.Library Asst’s, Mahatma Gandhi University, Kerala.
  • 2. Problem Statement Lack of proper awareness and training on Open Source tools, Complex installation procedure, Open Source software installation need an experts help, Lack of support.
  • 3. What is KOHA? Full-featured ILS Library standards compliant Web based interfaces Free software (Licensed under GNU General Public License) No Vendor Lock in Active development process Community decides what they want Frequent software releases
  • 4. What is Koha Live CDA “Live CD” is a bootable CD, which contains pre- configured software, this allows the user to be productive without accessing any other hard drives. + =
  • 5. Koha Live CD ProjectsLibliveCD http://sourceforge.net/projects/liblivecdKoha Live DVDhttp://sourceforge.net/projects/kohalivedKOHA GSDL Integrated -- LIVE CD
  • 6. BenefitsBundled with Linux operating system,Suitable for trial without install inside the hard disk of the computer,User friendly installation,No need of high end Linux expertise for maintenance,Customised version of Koha is ready to use,Availability of third party applications (e.g. email client, database backup utility),Suitable for offline installation
  • 7. How to prepare Koha Live CD? Adding Third Party Koha Tools Installation Linux RunningInstallation Live CD Maker Software
  • 8. Conclusion Lot of optopns available to build live CD, Koha installation is difficult for librarians,