Managing Koha installs in adeveloping countryOlugbenga AdaraProjektlink Konsult LimitedIbadan, Nigeria(Presentation at Kohacon12, Edinburgh, Scotland)
Who am I? ICT Consultant with Projektlink Konsult Limited, Ibadan, Nigeria Projektlink Konsult Limited is a Koha support company Also into Management Training and Business Systems Automation About 17 Koha installs in the past 5 years What else?
So what’s different about DCs? So what’s different about DCs? Developing countries are in general countries which have not achieved a significant degree of industrialization relative to their populations, and which have, in most cases a medium to low standard of living. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Developing_country)
So practically I mean - Low infrastructure Human resources issues Most have no form of automation Data entry / analogue to digital migration is a major issue
Managing the challengesWhere there is no (reliable) Internet Access Using a virtual machine for offsite installation. Vmware (or Virtualbox). Clone virtual and restore on physical using clonezilla Upgrades – Only manually possible When major upgrades required?
Managing the challengesAnalogue records to digital migration Scan isbn when available Use MarcEdit to search for records in batches Upload into reservoir or Add koha items (952) and import into koha Any better method?