Library automation refers to the use of a computer to automate the typical procedures of libraries such as Acquisition, Cataloguing and Circulation, Serial Control and others. Automation is a process of using the machinery for easily working and saving the human power and time. The main purpose of library automation is to free the librarians and library staff and to allow them to contribute more meaningfully to spread of knowledge and Information.
To turn a library into an automated system from a traditional library we need first some automation tool or better-said automation software. There are many automation software available in the market like ‘Alexandria’, ‘Koha’, ‘Evergreen’, ‘Libsys’, ‘Libsoft’, ‘Millennium’, ISO 2709′, ‘MARC standards’, ‘MetaLib’, ‘Lura Tech’, ‘Z39.50’ and much more. Some are paid and some are open source. From all these software Koha is making a revolution in automation. Open source is the most important feature of Koha. Open source permits you to customise it according to you. Here I have provided some tips and tricks for implement Koha and after that some customisation and setting up various parameters and modules and after that how to use it.
Guidelines for Koha
|From My Manual||Here you can find the process of installing Koha on Ubuntu through commands and customisation of administration and different modules.|
|Video Guide||Here you can find the process of Installing Koha and Importing Data in Koha from excel file.|
|MARC Rules||From here you can find the general rules for Cataloguing in MARC format|
|DDC Summery||From here you can find the First, Second and Third Summary of DDC|
|MARC Rules APP||This is the MARC 21 Application for using in Android phones (Made by D. P. Tripathi, AL, NITRKL)|
|Koha Live CD/DVD||Vimal Kumar | | Vinod Kumar Mishra | | D P Tripathi | | SOSS|
|Koha Manual||Here you can find the in detail manual of Koha from the Koha Community.|
|Koha Customisation||Vimal Kumar | | L2C2 Technologies | | Vinod Kumar Mishra|
|More on Koha||Here you can find various process of in-house working in Koha (by D.P. Tripathi).|
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