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Training Workshop on KOHA at University of Sargodha

December 11, 2015 - December 12, 2015

The Central Library & Department of Library and Information Science, University of Sargodha is going to organize a Two days’ Advanced Level training workshop on KOHA (open Source Integrated Library System). The date has been changed as December 11-12, 2015 due to local bodies elections and increased vacations by local government (Which was previously planned on November 20 & 21, 2015) (full days)
Reservation deadline: December 8, 2015.
Following are the relevant facts of the workshop:

Training Contents

·         Introduction to Linux and Important Commands
·         Client/Server Environment
·         Koha Architecture
o   OPAC, Intranet/Staff Client
o   Core Code/Templates
·         LAMP Model: Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP/Perl
·         Koha Installation: Tarball Vs. Packages, Live CDs/DVDs
·         TLS:  Download, Burn, Install/Deploy on Server/PC/Laptop
·         Configuring TLS/Koha: LAN/Internet, Live IP, Domain, Sub-domain
·         Upgrade Koha
·         Configuring E-mail Reminders, Alerts
·         Z39.50 Servers:  Configuring targets
·         Customization: OPAC, Staff Client
o   Editable OPAC Regions, Replacing Default Images
·         Serial Module
o   Sample Serial Patterns
·         Editing Koha Configuration
o   MySQL Database, User, koha-conf.xml
·         Reports
o   User defined/customized reports generation
·         Circulation Module
o   Offline Circulation
·         Re-mastering/Backups, Cron Jobs
·         TLS Server Maintenance: Online/Offline
·         MARC: Biblios/Holdings/Organizations
·         Other features/contents of TLS
o   DSpace, Greenstone, WordPress
·         Data Migration: To Koha, From Koha
o   MARCEdit, MS Excel, MS Access, Text
·         Developing Library Web-Portal using TLS
·         How to get Koha Support
·         Embed Koha Search in your website

Who should attend?

·         LIS professionals
·         Library database administrators
·         Expert users of TLS/Koha
·         Technical librarians
·         IT persons involved in managing library software
·         System librarians
·         Open source technologies LIS trainers
·         LIS consultants


Mr. Ata ur Rehman
FOSS Expert
M.Phil. LIS (IUB)
Manager (Lib), NCP, Islamabad

Trainer Profile:

Ata ur Rehman is a trainer from last eight years in the field of Information Technology, Library and Information Science and Research.  He has conducted dozens of trainings/workshops on Integrated Library Systems, Digital Library Systems, Research and Information Technology at Islamabad, Lahore, Karachi, Peshawar, Bahawalpur and Sargodha.  Some highlights of these trainings are available at http://lisolutions.org/photo-gallery/.
Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) is his area of expertise/research.  He has trained hundreds of professionals in the use of Open Source alternatives for day to day software needs, especially for library house-hold activities.  He is also founder of famous Total Library Solution (TLS) suite, which is a Free and Open Source Solution for all kind of library activities.  Details about TLS can be found at http://www.lisolutions.org/tls

Training Outcomes

After successful completion of this training the participants will be able to:
  • Train the trainees in the use of TLS/
  • Deploy / Install Koha on Server/PC or Laptop
  • Learn basic commands of Linux which may be helpful to use and customize TLS/Koha and other FOSS software more effectively
  • Configure / customize TLS/Koha and WordPress according to your needs
  • Learn the advanced features of TLS/Koha
o   Introduction to Automation / Digitalization
o   Basic training / introduction to KOHA
o   Independent Usage of Total Library Solution (DVD)           
o   Hands-on Training
The participation Registration Fee for the workshop is:
Rs. 2500 /-. For current students, University of Sargodha
Rs. 3000/- For all other participants
Mr. Ghulam Mustafa is the coordinator for this workshop. Queries are welcomed at:
E – Mail: rajamustafa@ymail.com , Cell: 0333 67 97 334


December 11, 2015
December 12, 2015
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The Central Library & Department of Library and Information Science, University of Sargodha
0333 67 97 334


The Central Library & Department of Library and Information Science, University of Sargodha
The Central Library & Department of Library and Information Science, University of Sargodha
Sargodha, Punjab Pakistan
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