Mr Ajith K A (Library Attendant) participated in a ten-day National Online Workshop on “Koha” organized by Unity Services, Kottayam, Kerala, during 1 – 10 October 2021. Dr Vimal Kumar and Mr Subeesh Gopinathan were the resource persons for the workshop. In the workshop,the procedure of Koha installation on cloud, system maintenance and all Koha modules were discussed.
Koha is the world’s best open source library automation software, used by over 3,000 academic, public, and special libraries around the world. In India, libraries of esteemed institutions such as British Council Libraries, IIM Ahmadabad, and Mysore University are implementing this software. Koha has all the modules one would expect in a fully-functional library software – acquisition, serials, members, circulation, cataloging, reports, and tools. Koha is standards compliant – MARC 21 ( or UNIMARC) for cataloging, Z39.5 for copy cataloging, UTF-8 for non-English catalog data, and SIP2 for RFID integration.