By Nasrullah Jamali

Pakistan Library Club in collaboration with Bahria University Karachi Campus organized a National Training Workshop on Koha: Open Source Integrated Library Software (ILS), December 14-16, 2015

kohaPakistan Library Club organized the national workshop as a part of mandated function for provision of technical support to the Librarians and other professionals. More than 30 participants from all over Sindh have participated. They were belongs to institutions from School Librarian to University Professionals.

Director PLC Mr. Arshad Mehmood welcomed all participants and introduced Pakistan Library Club and its functions.

The three day interactive workshop was conducted by well known Trainer Mr. Sher Afzal Khan, Chief Librarian, Bahria University. He purposefully updated participants about current and emerging trends in librarianship using koha.

Koha Training Features

  • Installation
  • Multiple patron membership through import process
  • How to upload multiple pictures of patrons
  • How to create patron Categories in Koha
  • Customization of Cataloguing framework
  • How to add item types in Koha
  • Global Preferences Settings
  • OPAC customization
  • Reports Generation
  • Backup Management of Koha
  • Koha Administration

The workshop definitely enabled the audience. At last but not least Director PLC Mr. Arshad Mehmood has thanked all participants and specially Bahria University Administration for contribution to support and impulsion to library profession.

The Chief Guest was a Director Bahria University Commodore Mohsin H. Malik TI(M) and Co-Chief Guest was prominent and well known Professor of DLIS Karachi University Mr.Farhat Hussain.

The workshop came ended with vote of thanks and souvenirs presentation to all participants by Mr. Farhat Hussain, Assistant Professor, Department of Library and Information Science, University of the Karachi, Karachi and Commodore Mohsin H. Malik TI (M), Director Bahria University Karachi Campus, Karachi.