Presentation on Koha

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Complete Library Solutions Bangladesh (CLSBD)
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Presentation on Koha

  1. 1. Complete Library Solutions Bangladesh (CLSBD) Presentation on Koha Prepare By Nur Ahammad Founder CLSBD Complete Library Solutions Bangladesh (CLSBD) Presentation on Koha Prepare By Nur Ahammad Founder CLSBD
  2. 2. What is Koha ?  Koha is a full featured Integrated Library System (ILS). there is no cost for the license, you have the freedom to modify the product to adapt it to your needs, etc.  Developed initially in New Zealand by Katipo Communications with Horowhenua Library Trust.  It is currently maintained by a dedicated team of software providers and library technology staff from around the globe.  That by adopting it, the customer becomes "joint owner " of the product. In particular, the customer can freely install new versions or not, and can take part in new developments by financing them or by carrying them out them self.
  3. 3. Why Open Source Software Koha:  Cost-effective: paying licensing fees for proprietary solutions, users of open-source software can often deploy the product using in-house resources. They pay only for needed support or any additional vendor services they require.  Innovation: code is open, users are free to innovate and improve the software to meet their needs Free innovation also means that open-source software has much faster development cycles when compared to proprietary software.  Free/open source software koha is an economical alternative to reliance upon commercially supplied software. It means the cost involved development, license, upgrading, maintenance etc., lower than commercial software. koha does not need the initial cost like commercial software.  Free/Open source Koha has all the feature of commercial software.  Motivate and encourage staff to creativities.
  4. 4. What does it cost Koha?Koha?  Free/open source software Free download under the GNU General Public License.  Users of open-source software Koha can often deploy yourself using in-house resources. They pay only for needed support or any additional vendor services they require.  It means the cost involved development, upgrading, maintenance etc., Koha does not need the initial cost like commercial software.  Here cost means commitment, dedication, and a long term efforts to sustain and development of the software.
  5. 5. Koha is a open source Library Management Software. It is extremely customizable. According to Library Technology Guide, maintained by Marshall breeding well-known library scientist, there are almost 6000 libraries presently using koha. In Bangladesh, 13 libraries are now using koha. Some Libraries which using koha: •Derby, KS Public Derby Public Library (http://derby.kohalibrary.com) •New York University Health Sciences Libraries (http://hslcat.med.nyu.edu) •Santa Cruz Public Libraries (10 branches and Bookmobile) •Bethel University. Bethel University Library. ( McKenzie, Tennessee United States) [web site ] [online catalog] In United States 983 libraries are presently using koha [ Library Technology Guide Everybody can get koha user list by surfing the following sites http://wiki.koha-community.org/wiki/KohaUsers http://www.librarytechnology.org/libwebcats/ Koha is a open source Library Management Software. It is extremely customizable. According to Library Technology Guide, maintained by Marshall breeding well-known library scientist, there are almost 6000 libraries presently using koha. In Bangladesh, 13 libraries are now using koha. Some Libraries which using koha: •Derby, KS Public Derby Public Library (http://derby.kohalibrary.com) •New York University Health Sciences Libraries (http://hslcat.med.nyu.edu) •Santa Cruz Public Libraries (10 branches and Bookmobile) •Bethel University. Bethel University Library. ( McKenzie, Tennessee United States) [web site ] [online catalog] In United States 983 libraries are presently using koha [ Library Technology Guide Everybody can get koha user list by surfing the following sites http://wiki.koha-community.org/wiki/KohaUsers http://www.librarytechnology.org/libwebcats/
  6. 6. Modules of koha • Acquisition • Cataloging • Patron Management • Circulation • Serial control • Report • OPAC (Online Public Access Catalog) Modules of koha • Acquisition • Cataloging • Patron Management • Circulation • Serial control • Report • OPAC (Online Public Access Catalog)
  7. 7. OPAC 1.User profile 2.Renew Item 3.Basic search and Advance search 4.Facet and shorting 5.Item status and location 6.Tag – My tags 7.Comments 8.Similar edition 9.List – my Lists 10.Cart 11.Reading history 12.Search history 13.Purchase suggestion 14.Fine amount 15.E-mail notification – My messaging 16.Place hold 17.Shelf Browse 18.Most popular OPAC 1.User profile 2.Renew Item 3.Basic search and Advance search 4.Facet and shorting 5.Item status and location 6.Tag – My tags 7.Comments 8.Similar edition 9.List – my Lists 10.Cart 11.Reading history 12.Search history 13.Purchase suggestion 14.Fine amount 15.E-mail notification – My messaging 16.Place hold 17.Shelf Browse 18.Most popular
  8. 8. Item Status and Location
  9. 9. User Profile
  10. 10. Online Item renew
  11. 11. Online requisition
  12. 12. Advance Search
  13. 13. Cart –download- E-mail- print
  14. 14. List- download –print –Email
  15. 15. Previous Reading history
  16. 16. Virtual Shelf Browse
  17. 17. Users can get some important e-mail/sms from Library • Issue return confirmation message • Advance overdue message, overdue message, long overdue message • Item Hold Available for Pickup and Hold Placed on Item message • Purchase suggestion accepted, Suggestion available, Suggestion ordered and Suggestion rejected message. • Membership confirmation message.
  18. 18. Acquisition: • Late orders • Suggestions • Budgets & Funds • Currency Acquisition: • Late orders • Suggestions • Budgets & Funds • Currency
  19. 19. FAQS • Collection Size- How many books Record can koha handle? • Readers- How many readers can koha handle? • Circulation- Biggest Library- How many transaction can koha handle per year? • which is the biggest among those who uses? • All the data i.e. records, readers, circulations data is stored in database mysql. All the limitation are enforced by database and your hardware, network connectivity , not by the software. • Nelsonville Public Library System, Athens County OH, USA 7 branches; 300,000 items; 50,000 borrowers; 600,000 annual circulation OPAC: http:// search.athenscounty.lib.oh.us • The Harward County library system is switched to koha recently and they do transaction 50,00,000 issue per year. • North East University Library, Cyprus 2 million records OPAC: http://library.neu.edu.tr FAQS • Collection Size- How many books Record can koha handle? • Readers- How many readers can koha handle? • Circulation- Biggest Library- How many transaction can koha handle per year? • which is the biggest among those who uses? • All the data i.e. records, readers, circulations data is stored in database mysql. All the limitation are enforced by database and your hardware, network connectivity , not by the software. • Nelsonville Public Library System, Athens County OH, USA 7 branches; 300,000 items; 50,000 borrowers; 600,000 annual circulation OPAC: http:// search.athenscounty.lib.oh.us • The Harward County library system is switched to koha recently and they do transaction 50,00,000 issue per year. • North East University Library, Cyprus 2 million records OPAC: http://library.neu.edu.tr
  20. 20. Our Work: • Independent University, Bangladesh • Indepnendent University Bangladesh, Chittagong • Manarat International University • Martin Luther Collage • Chittagong Veterinary and Animal Science University • Shahjalal University of Science and Technology • Bangladesh University of Health Sciences Our Work: • Independent University, Bangladesh • Indepnendent University Bangladesh, Chittagong • Manarat International University • Martin Luther Collage • Chittagong Veterinary and Animal Science University • Shahjalal University of Science and Technology • Bangladesh University of Health Sciences

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