Information literacy is step ahead
in that, it expects an information
literate person to aware of the
importance of information, is
aware of the information
generation process, is able to
locate and access, effectively use,
communicate and add
information to his knowledge
4. × Information literacy empowers
people in all walks of life to seek,
evaluate, use and create
information effectively to achieve
their personal, social, occupational
and educational goals. It is a basic
human right in a digital world and
promotes social inclusion in all
The American Library
Association's (ALA) Presidential
Committee on Information Literacy Final
Report published in 1989 describes the
information literate individual as someone
who has the ability to recognize an
information need, and can locate,
evaluate, and use information effectively.
The emphasis here is on preparing people
for lifelong learning.
6. Study Objective
To provide knowledge about Koha and its
To abreast the usages, advantages and
functions of Koha.
To find how efficient it is in housekeeping
To help in comprehensive knowledge
about different features of Koha.
To help in compare Koha with other LMS.
7. Course Contents
What is LMS?
What is the need of LMS?
Introduction about Koha.
Features of Koha.
Modules of Koha.
8. LMS are commonly used in all educational related institutes.
Many commercial products are available. However, many
institutions may not be able to afford the cost of using
commercial products. Therefore, an alternative solution in
such situations would be open source software. This paper is
focusing on reviewing open source library management
system packages currently available. The review will focus
on the abilities to perform four basic components which are
traditional services, interlibrary load management, managing
electronic materials and basic common management system
such as security, alert system and statistical reports. In
addition, environment, basic requirement and supporting
aspects of each open source package are also mentioned.
Library management systems
Need of LMS
A Library management system is a
software that uses to maintain the
record of the library. It contains work like
the number of available books in the
library, the number of books are issued
or returning or renewing a book or late
fine charge record, etc. Library
Management Systems is software that
helps to maintain a database that is
useful to enter new books & record
books borrowed by the members, with
the respective submission dates.
Moreover, it also reduces the manual
record burden of the librarian.
10. A library management system is the most proficient and easy to use
system for managing all the processes involved in a Library in the most
This system will reduce all the manual work and the whole process can be
managed just through single clicks and edits.
There will be no headache and doubtfulness of storing the data securely
and searching the records of any individual afterward.
Any book seeker can rent a book just by signing in with their details, and
return it with the date of returning.
It reduces the manual paperwork through it and gives proper information of
books has been recorded automatically.
Librarian can update the information of books and manage availability and
arriver record of the books.
It saves human efforts and time.
Advantages of LMS
11. Introduction about Koha
There are now almost fourteen open
source ILS in the domain of library
automation. But Koha is the first
open source ILS (released in 2000 as
open source) and possibly it is now
the most feature rich open source
ILS. Koha was originated in public
library system of New Zealand. In
Maori language Koha means an
unconditional gift. The first version
(1.0) of Koha made available for
downloading as open source software
in July. Latest version of Koha is 21.05
released this year on 28-05-2021.
12. System Requirement.
Hardware Requirement: Processor Pentium-4, 2.6 GHz or
HDD 80 GB
Windows XP (Service pack 2 or 3)or higher for Installation of
Koha on Windows.
Any flavor of Linux operating system (Ubuntu, Centos, Fedora)
For installation on Linux.
Multilingual and translatable Koha has a large
number of available languages, with more
languages every year.
Full text searching Powerful searching, and an
enhanced catalogue display that can use content
from Amazon, Google, LibraryThing, Open Library,
and Syndetics, among others.
Library Standards Compliant. Koha is built using
library standards and protocols such as MARC 21,
UNIMARC, z39.50, SRU/SW, SIP2, SIP/NCIP,
ensuring interoperability between Koha and other
systems and technologies, while supporting
existing workflows and tools.
Web-based Interfaces. Koha’s OPAC, circ,
management and self-checkout interfaces are all
based on standards-compliant World Wide Web
Koha a truly platform-independent solution.
Free Software / Open Source. Koha is distributed
under the Free Software General Public License
(GPL) version 3 or later.
No Vendor Lock-in. It is an important part of the
free software promise that there is no vendor lock-in:
libraries are free to install and use Koha themselves
if the have the in-house expertise or to purchase
support or development services from the best
Online Public Access Catalogue
17. Koha facilitates the users with the Online Public Access Catalog
which can be viewed 24X7 anytime anywhere;
It allows the OPAC users to search with the fields like Keyword,
Subject Title, Class, Barcode, Author, Publisher, ISBN, Series etc;
OPAC refines the searches made on Availability of the Resource,
Authors, Libraries, Item Types, Location, Series, Topics and others;
Allows the OPAC users who are logged in as members to reserve
library items for future issue;
Bibilio basket: members can select the item and can add to the
Allows to add the tag and save to lists of the member.
OPAC of Koha
24. Koha Administration
× Koha administration module allows
setting the preferences and various
parameters to work in Koha. These
preferences are for the system setup
which defines the working of the koha.
Simple acquisitions:-Simple acquisitions
module makes it possible to acquire materials
and add them directly to the catalogue. It
does not manage budgetary matters, the
orders placed with the suppliers, etc.
Full Acquisitions: The full acquisitions module
makes it possible to manage: Budgets and
book funds: Budget available, Committed,
Spent Suppliers. Orders, via 'shopping baskets.
The main work of library is to do
cataloguing of the given material of library
so that it can be searched easily.
Mark framework is used in it. under it
different tags are given we can fill
information in different tags of our library.
Under it the facility of Z 39.50 protocol is
given by it’s help we can find the
database of other library and if needed
we can also import it in our database.
The circulation system maintains
up to date membership record
and the latest status of the
collection meant for circulation.
Checkout :-While issuing a book
the respective user‘s last name or
member card number is keyed in
the place provided in circulation
section. This takes to the issuing
form which includes the item
The Serials module assists in
managing serial subscriptions for
journals, magazines, and
Koha manages late issues, skipped
issues, and claims with the suppliers.
Koha manages complex
classifications, allowing the librarian
to work with eleven different
publication periods (from daily
newspapers to annual publications),
with delayed publications, and with
publications out of sequence.
Report module is very important
feature in koha.
Report is used to find the
information about Patrons,
cataloguing &most circulate
Different type of report like
report relating to cataloguing,
report related to readers, report
related to circulation etc. are
made to make work more
Here the work patron is used for library
Under it new readers are given
membership according to their
The Patron module not only manages
individual borrowers, but also institutions
Patron category is defined with the
minimum and maximum ages for patron
of the given category.
Searching the patron’s card number
provides the details like financial
standing of the patron, charges due,
patron’s reservations, and outstanding
loans against the patron.
Koha provides three catagories of tools
relating to Patrons and Circulation;
Catalog tools and additional tools.
These tools are alterative for the Koha
Patrons and Circulation Tools
Additional tools includes
42. ABOUT KOHA
Under it the information of -version of koha,
MySQL version, apache version, and zebra
version and Perl module , koha team , license
and in how many languages koha is
available the whole information is given.
Koha software has an extremely user-friendly interface and it is
cost effective. The unique feature of the browser-based facility of
the software means that multiple operations can be performed at a
Koha has already established itself as a global trend setter in the domain
of ILS. Many libraries in India are using Koha ILS such as Delhi Public
Library system, Konkan Public Library system etc. There are almost
2500 installations of Koha. The inspiring examples are the National
Library of Venezuela (7.5 million volumes), Delhi Public Library (1.4
million volumes), and the United Nations Food and Agriculture Library
(1 million volumes). Koha provides mature support for all major library
standards including MARC21 (a family of five standards), UNIMARC,
Z39.50 (server and client), SRU/SRW, SIP2, OAI/PMH, Unicode etc.
Koha presently serves the needs of a wide range of libraries from
academic to public and from special and research libraries to corporate
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