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Koha: ILS


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Koha: ILS

  1. 1. M.Phil. Scholar
  2. 2. LIBRARY MANAGEMENT SYSTEM • A library management system, also known as an automated library system is software that has been developed to handle basic housekeeping functions of a library. Single Function Integrated
  3. 3. Single Function •Operating or capable of operating independently of a computer system. •Library purchases one module only to perform one specific function. For example, a library may buy just the circulation module and perform other tasks using different software. •CDS/ISIS, LIMS, MLIMS, LAMP
  4. 4. Integrated • An integrated systems is an enterprise resource planning system for a library, used to track items owned, orders made, bills paid, and patrons who have borrowed. • Commercial VTLS, Libsuite, New Genlib, Libsys • Open source
  5. 5. LiBSUITE • September 2, 2007 — librarytech LiBSUITE supports various operations of a Library like Cataloguing, Circulation, Serial Control, Budgeting, and OPAC (Online Public Access Catalogue). It supports digital library functionalities with multimedia file attachments etc. It works with various backends like Oracle, SQL Server, Sybase and is also available with MS ACESS for smaller databases. • Soft-AID Computers (Pvt.) Ltd. • URL :
  6. 6. NewGenLib • An ILS • Developed by Verus Solutions Pvt Ltd. • Kesavan Institute of Information and Knowledge Management in Hyderabad, India. • Version 1.0 was released in March 2005. • On 9 January 2008, NewGenLib was declared Open Source Software under GNU GPL.[ • version 3.0.4 R1 released on 13 Sep. 2012 • Many libraries across the globe using NewGenLib as their.
  7. 7. LIBSYS • Library management systems across India • LIBSYS, a New Delhi based software company, is engaged in providing software solutions since 1984. • offers solutions – – – – – – Library automation system RFID Digital Resource Management System etc high quality better efficiency responsiveness.
  8. 8. A library with an integrated library system Reference OPAC OPAC OPAC OPAC Cataloging Circulation Acquisition File Server: Database Serials Management A Local Area Network
  9. 9. OPEN SOURCE (OS)?  The term “open source” refers to software that is free and that includes the original source code used to create it so that users can modify it to make it work better for them.  Quality, not profit drives open source developers who take personal pride. Simple use it and is not locked any single person or institution.
  10. 10. OS SOFTWARE COMPARISON Advantages • Ability to tailor to fit local needs • No restriction on use • Low cost Disadvantages • Unanticipated Efforts • Lack of coordination • Inadequate technical support • Customization
  11. 11. OS ILS PRODUCTS  Koha      OpenBiblio phpMyLibrary PMB PYTHEAS WEBLIS     Avanti - MicroLCS, Emilda Evergreen Gnuteca
  12. 12. KOHA?  Full featured free ILS.  Developed initially in New Zealand by Katipo Communications with Horowhenua Library Trust.  Currently maintained by a dedicated team of software providers and library technology staff  That by adopting it, the customer becomes "joint owner " of the product.
  13. 13. Why OS Software Koha?  Proven, Stable Technologies  Software Collaboration Sharing  Long term  User-driven  Cost-effective  Innovation and Resource
  14. 14. Who uses Koha? • More than 300 libraries are using Koha, • Including Academic, Public, School and Special Libraries – Africa, Australia, Canada, USA, France, India, New Zealand – Pakistan.
  15. 15. Koha User Name Type website Antioch University Academic Northland Bible Baptist College Academic Childcare Resource and Academic Research Unit – University of Toronto West Liberty Public Library Public Nelsonville Public Library System (7 library branches Public http://search.athenscounty.lib. Horowhenua Library Trust Public Asian School of Business,Trivandrum Kerala Business school
  16. 16. Open Source in Pak Libraries Free SW CDS-ISIS: provided the foundation to library automation in Pakistan Zebra Server: Out of 520 only 15 libraries are using Zebra Server. Koha ILS: Exploration Initiated UMT, further Explored NRSP, joined IIU and PakLAG. PakLAG KOHA: Six Languages Virtual Key Boards, Urdu Marc Export facility, Printing of multilingual spines, book card, membership cards, catalog cards etc. PakLAG among Pay-for support Companies. First in south Asia PakLAG Koha: Adopted by Allama Iqbal Open University Islamabad HITEC University Wah Cantt. Health Services Academy Islamabad. University of Lahore Bannu Medical College, K.Pk
  17. 17. KOHA FEATURE • Full featured modern ILS • Award winning and free/Open-source Software.(no license fee). (Not for Profit. Innovation Use of IT Computer world Excellence Awards) • OS independent any operating system. Linux, Unix, Mac. • Web based. Web-based Interfaces • Full MARC21 and UNIMARC support for professional cataloguing. • Multilingual and multi-user support • Library-Standards-Compliant. industrial standards & protocols. • Z39.50 server.
  18. 18. CONT.. • Customizable web based Circulation system. • Online reservation. • Full catalogue, circulation, acquisitions, library stock management. • Web based OPAC • Major Industry-standard database type (Text, RDBMS), SQL, MYSQL. • Serial management module. • Print your barcode. • Export and import records, ISO2709
  19. 19. Koha System Architecture:  Client-server architecture.  Network Server  Client Workstations:   A web browser on the workstation Functions on PCs running Windows, PCs running Linux, Macs, or even UNIX workstations.  Runs over any TCP-IP network.
  20. 20. KOHA STANDARDS  Strict to International Standards. Industry standards: Z39.50, ISO2709  Library standards: UNIMARC, MARC21  Technical Standards: the OPAC is "valid XHTML", and respects the standards of accessibility.  Web Standards: recommended by the World Wide Web Consortium. 
  21. 21. KOHA REQUIREMENT • Koha version 3.10.1. Free (download from • Apache web server, free (download from ( • MySQL. Relational Database Management System ( free • Perl modules 5.8.( free. • Linux (RHEL 3.0, 4.0, 5.0) or Any flavour of LINUX or WINDOWS Server
  22. 22. KOHA MODULES 1. OPAC 2. Acquisition 3. Cataloguing 4. Circulation 5. Serial Management 6. Patron Management 7. Branch management 8. Reservations 9. Authorities Control 10.Reports
  23. 23. KOHA BACK-UP SOFTWARE • SSH-tunneled MySQL replication. • Database dumps using the MySQL dump utility • On the hardware level, the production system utilizes a two-disk RAID 1 configuration for data redundancy in the event of single-disk hardware failure. The system partitions use the Reiserfs journaling file system which provides another point of data redundancy