Invitation to attend 3rd Regional Workshop on KOHA

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Invitation to attend 3rd Regional Workshop on KOHA

The Association of African Universities, AAU in collaboration with the Instituto Superior de Ciências e Educação á Distância (ISCED) warmly invites you to the third regional training workshop on KOHA an open source Integrated Library Management System Software, taking place in Maputo, Mozambique from November 6th – 9th, 2018.


The four-day event seeks to unbundle the KOHA open source Integrated Library System (ILMS) to participants and institutions, and enlighten them on its benefits. Some of which are:

  • Easy access to information for library staff and users due to effective searching and issuing of items
  • Automation of alerts to remind patrons and staff about, for example, overdue items or arrival of new items
  • Reduced time of processing of library items, due to MARC and z39.50 compatibility
  • Possibility of an online supervision, reducing the line management responsibilities of senior staff
  • Library management becomes easier through automated collection of data
  • Through the acquisition module budgets can be more effectively managed
  • Lower costs: Open source offers a lower total cost of ownership than traditional library systems. There are none of the traditional license costs associated with open source


Target audience of the workshop are:

Librarians, Library support staff members, IT personnel, Researchers, Students, Publishers, Policy makers, Funders, Journalists, Eecord managers, and Archivist.


Registration Fees (to cover tuition, workshop materials, certificates, snacks and lunch)

AAU Members*                                  US$400

Non- AAU member institutions         US$500

Register to participate via this link



Gloria Hotel, Maputo, Mozambique. Reservations can be made on behalf of participants once they confirm attendance and share their travel details. Alternatively, participants may deal directly with the hotel.



For registration, logistics and visas: Iyoha Joan Akua Isoken;  cc: Abednego Corletey:  and Nodumo Dhlamini:

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