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Managing Koha installs in adeveloping countryOlugbenga AdaraProjektlink Konsult LimitedIbadan, Nigeria(Presentation at Koh...
Who am I? ICT Consultant with Projektlink Konsult  Limited, Ibadan, Nigeria Projektlink Konsult Limited is a Koha  suppo...
So what’s different about DCs? So what’s different about DCs? Developing countries are in general  countries which have ...
So practically I mean - Low infrastructure Human resources issues Most have no form of automation Data entry / analogu...
Managing the challengesWhere there is no (reliable) Internet  Access Using a virtual machine for offsite  installation. V...
Koha in Virtual Machine
Clonezilla
Managing the challengesHuman resources / training Simplify training – Patrons management,  Cataloguing and Circulation V...
Simple Koha Framework
Managing the challengesAnalogue records to digital migration Scan isbn when available Use MarcEdit to search for records...
Batch processing in MarcEdit
Conclusion Koha has given Nigerian Libraries / Librarians an opportunity to be on the main stream of library technology de...
Links to mentioned tools   Marcedit -    http://people.oregonstate.edu/~reeset/marcedit/html   Clonezilla - http://clone...
Questions           Thank you       gbengaadara@yahoo.com  gbengaadara@projektlinkkonsult.com      www.projektlinkkonsult....
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Managing Koha Installs in a Developing Country

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Managing Koha Installs in a Developing Country

  1. 1. Managing Koha installs in adeveloping countryOlugbenga AdaraProjektlink Konsult LimitedIbadan, Nigeria(Presentation at Kohacon12, Edinburgh, Scotland)
  2. 2. 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?
  3. 3. 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)
  4. 4. 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
  5. 5. 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?
  6. 6. Koha in Virtual Machine
  7. 7. Clonezilla
  8. 8. Managing the challengesHuman resources / training Simplify training – Patrons management, Cataloguing and Circulation Very simple Book/Journal Cataloguing Framework Automated scripts for backups
  9. 9. Simple Koha Framework
  10. 10. 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?
  11. 11. Batch processing in MarcEdit
  12. 12. Conclusion Koha has given Nigerian Libraries / Librarians an opportunity to be on the main stream of library technology despite several challenges
  13. 13. Links to mentioned tools Marcedit - http://people.oregonstate.edu/~reeset/marcedit/html Clonezilla - http://clonezilla.org/downloads.php VMWare - https://my.vmware.com/web/vmware/downloads Virtualbox - https://www.virtualbox.org/
  14. 14. Questions Thank you gbengaadara@yahoo.com gbengaadara@projektlinkkonsult.com www.projektlinkkonsult.com kohacon13bid.projektlinkkonsult.com (Hopefully will see you all in Nigeria next year)

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