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Koha: An Open Source Intergrated Library Management Systems - Tutorials on various modules

One of the objectives of the KNOWGATE project is to share information resources among CSIR laboratries. One way to achieve this objective is to create integrated library system (ILS).

Open-Source Software (OSS) is computer software with its source code made available with a license in which the copyright holder provides the rights to study, change and distribute the software to anyone and for any purpose. Open-source software is developed in a collaborative public manner.

An integrated library system (ILS), also known as a library management system (LMS), is an enterprise resource planning system for a library, used to track items owned, orders made, bills paid, and patrons who have borrowed. An ILS usually comprises a relational database, software to interact with that database, and two graphical user interfaces (one for patrons, one for staff). Most ILSes separate software functions into discrete programs called modules, each of them integrated with a unified interface. Koha is an open source Integrated Library System (ILS), used world-wide by public, school and special libraries. There are various benfits and features as it is a proven, stable technologies with long term support and very cost-effective. Koha is based on a client-server architecture. Presentation slides for using of KOHA.

There are also download some extra file, for excercise pupose which is use in above presentation files:

The above tutorials are prepared by KNOWGATE Team for training on Open Source ILS using KOHA. The tutorials are prepared for academic and non-commercial purpose. While preparing the tutorials and presentations we referred various online resources; some of them are as follows:
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