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KOHA Training Workshop in Malawi

The Association of African Universities (AAU) in collaboration with Lilongwe University of Agriculture and Natural Resources (LUANAR) in Malawi presents a training Workshop on KOHA (an open source Integrated Library Management System) to be held at the Crossroads hotel in Lilongwe, Malawi from September 3- 6, 2018.

The KOHA Workshop is for both Librarians and library IT support staff of University libraries, and other Information and Knowledge Management professionals especially those from Southern and Eastern countries of the continent and beyond.

The objective of the workshop is to unbundle the KOHA open source Integrated Library System (ILMS) to participants and institutions.

Koha is a highly sophisticated web-based ILS, with a SQL database backend and accessible via Z39.50.  Koha has a highly configurable and adaptable user interface that can also support many languages. Koha has most of the features that would be expected in an ILS, including:

  • Web 2.0 facilities like tagging, comment, Social sharing and RSS feeds
  • Union catalogue facility
  • Customizable search
  • Circulation and borrower management
  • Full acquisitions system including budgets and pricing information
  • Ability to cope with any number of branches, patrons, patron categories, item categories, items, currencies and other data
  • Reading lists for members
  • UNICODE and library standards compliant
  • Export/import and backup/restoration facilities

This workshop will also introduce the Linux operating system to the participants to acquaint them with the installation of Koha on server class machines and provide extensive hands-on-training for both librarians and the library IT support staff. Participants will be equipped with capacity to manage Koha as LMS at institutions with large collections.

The registration fee for the 4-day event is $400 for AAU Member institutions and $500 for Non- AAU member Institutions. This will cover workshop attendance fee, snacks and lunches, e-training material and other logistics.

Interested participants are kindly requested to register online at https://www.research.net/r/KOHA-3-09-2018

For further information please contact Millicent Afriyie via email makyei@aau.org, Cc: Abednego Coeletey aclortey@aau.org and Nodumo Dhlamini ndhlamini@aau.org




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