Tuesday, 18 October 2011

Koha : Open Source Integrated Library Management Software

The SDC sponsored participants are learning Koha - Open Source Integrated Library Management Software in the Short-term / Attachment Training Programme at NISCAIR (on 17-18 Oct. 2011). Koha is an open source Integrated Library System (ILS), used world-wide by public, school and special libraries. The name koha comes from a Māori term for a gift or donation. Koha is the first free software library automation package. In use worldwide, its development is steered by a growing community of users collaborating to achieve their technology goals. Koha’s feature set continues to evolve and expand to meet the needs of its user base. Koha is web-based ILS, with a SQL database backend with cataloguing data stored in MARC and accessible via Z39.50. The user interface is very configurable and adaptable and has been translated into many languages. Koha has most of the features that would be expected in an ILS.
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