Two Days hands on training workshop on “Koha” ILMS by Koha Pakistan at NARC Islamabad from March 08-09, 2019

Koha Community Pakistan in collaboration with Directorate of Scientific Communications and Publications, National Agricultural Research Center Government of Pakistan organized a Two Days Training on Free & Open Source Integrated Library Systems (ILS) at NARC, Islamabad on March 08-09, 2019. It was a National Level training which was attended by the participants from across the country i.e. Islamabad, Rawalpindi, Gilgat Baltistan, Lahore and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. The inaugural Ceremony was graced by the Director Scientific Communications and Publications along with other senior scientific officers of NARC.
The Inaugural Ceremony was started by the recitations from the Holy Quran. Mr Faheem Akbar Senior Librarian welcomes to all participants and gives an overview about the two days training workshop. Mr Sher Afzal President Koha Pakistan (Lead Trainer) introduced the Koha ILMS and brief about the Free Open Source Software. He further highlighted the activities of Koha Pakistan in the promotion of Free and Open Source Software in country. He also introduced the training, its objectives and methods which are being adopted for effective learning of Free and Open Source ILS. The Director NARC, in his inaugural speech, appreciated the efforts of Koha Pakistan and Mr Sher Afzal for organizing such professionals training and he also appreciated the participants coming from around the country to learn the modern cutting edge technologies. He also offered the NARC support to Koha Pakistan for future joint-venture trainings for the all 38 libraries of NARC and all others areas of professional development. The Objective of the workshop was to equip the librarians with the practical skills to use KOHA in the management system of libraries. The following modules were covered in the two days hands on training workshop by the Resource Person Mr Sher Afzal Khan and Faheem Akbar:
Installation of Linux (Ubuntu Flavor)
Installation of latest version of Koha through Command Line
Network setting of Koha Server along with LAN and WAN setting
Installation of Ubuntu on Virtual Machin.
Introduction of Koha ,Koha Cataloging, Migration, Circulation
Koha Administration, Patron, Bar-coding, Members Cards Generation
Koha Report Generation, Union Catalogue, Koha Administrations, Koha Tools Modules, Offline and online Circulations, Backup and restoration.
Group Picture of the workshop participant along with Director NARC, Mr Sher Afzal Khan Lead Trainer, President Koha Pakistan and Mr Faheem Akbar Lead Trainer and Senior Liberian NARC Islamabad

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