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Training on Library Management Software – Koha and RDA

Friday, 12 January 2018 - 12:00am to Sunday, 14 January 2018 - 11:45pm
Training or Workshop
A 3 day-long training programme on Library Management Software Koha and RDA is going to be held during 12-14 January 2018 organized by Bangladesh Association of Librarians, Information Scientists and Documentalists (BALID) in collaboration with University of Liberal Arts Bangladesh (ULAB). The details of the programme is given below:

Koha is an open source and free software library automation package. In use worldwide, its development is steered by a growing community of users collaborating to achieve their technology goals. Koha’s feature set continues to evolve and expand to meet the needs of its user base. In-addition, in use worldwide in libraries of all sizes, Koha is a true enterprise-class ILS has comprehensive functionality including basic or advanced options. Koha includes modules for circulation, cataloging, acquisitions, serials, reserves, patron management, branch relationships. It provides easy to use circulation policies,strong patron management,intuitive navigation, and extensive permissions for staff accounts. It also allows libraries to update older records with a newer version.
Course Outline:
Day 01 Day 02 Day 03
→ Introduction to Linux Operating System
→ Key Linux commands
→ Installation of Linux OS
→ Prepare the system for koha 
→ Installation of Koha

Administration and Tools
→ Setting up libraries
→ Setting up item types
→ Setting up patron categories
→ Setting up circulation and fine rules
→ Setting up system preferences
→ Introduction to MARC and RDA
→ How to implement RDA in MARC
→ Creating and editing bibliographic records following RDA
→ Creating and editing holdings records
→ Using Z39.50 copy cataloging
→ Searching and finding catalog records
→ Printing barcode labels

Patron Management
→ Creating and editing member records
→ Finding and viewing patron records
→ Checking out an item
→ Renewing an item
→ Placing hold on an item
→ Checking in an item
→ Simple and advanced search
→ Place holds
→ Notification and OPAC massaging
→ Prepare different Report
→ Prepare report using SQL commands
→ Koha Reports Library

Resource Person

  • Mr. Kazi Farhad Noman, Deputy Librarian, BGMEA University of Fashion and Technology (BUFT)
  • Mr. A.K.M. Nurul Alam (Apu), Deputy Director, Bangladesh Bank (Library)
Course fee: 
      Tk. 10,000/- (Institutional Participant)
      Tk. 8,000/- (Individual/Personal)
      Tk. 6,000/- (BALID Member)

      University of Liberal Arts Bangladesh (ULAB)
      Campus B
      Room: 306, Computer Lab
      House 85, Road 7/A, Satmasjid Road
      Dhanmondi, Dhaka-1209, Bangladesh

Facilities: Multimedia facilities, Lunch, Refreshment, Training Kits & Certificate
Seats : 25 seats (first comes first serve)
Online Registration

Last Date of Registration: 04 January 2018

*BALID reserves the right to make any changes to the programme and selection procedure