Report: Three Days Training on Free and Open Source ILS at Islamabad

LISolutions in collaboration with Institute of Cost and Management Accountants of Pakistan (ICMAP), The University of Waikato, New Zealand and Digital Library Network of South Asia (DLNetSA) organized a Three Days Training on Free & Open Source Integrated Library Systems (ILS) at ICMAP, Islamabad on May 17-19, 2012. It was a National Training on Koha 3.x.x, Greenstone Digital Library and DSpace and its
Inaugural ceremony was graced by Sardar Shahjehan Yousuf, Minister of State for Ministry of Professional & Technical Training.

Mr. Aftab Ahmed Khan, Regional Director, ICMAP was the guest of honor in this ceremony.

Inaugural ceremony was started by the recitation from Holy Quran. Mr. M. Shaifq Rana, Coordinator (Trainings), LISolutions introduced the activities of LISolutions in the promotion of Free and Open Source Software in country. Mr. Muhammad Imran, Member Branch Counsel ICMA, Islamabad Branch gave a brief introduction of ICMA and its activities. Mr. Ata ur Rehman (Lead Trainer) introduced the training, its objectives and methods which are being adopted for effective learning of Free and Open Source ILS.


Minister of state, in his inaugural speech, appreciated the efforts of LISolutions and ICMA for organizing such professionals training and he also appreciated the participants coming from around the country to learn the modern cutting edge technologies. He offered his ministry’s full support to LISolutions for future joint-venture trainings in all areas of professional development.

Team of trainers who conducted this three days training include:

  1. Mr. Ata ur Rehman (Team Lead)
  2. Mr. Zahid Iqbal
  3. Mr. M. Shafiq Rana
  4. Mr. Arsalan Farooq

The following participants attended this training:

1

Abdul Rahim Librarian Quaid-e-Azam Library Lahore

2

Aneela Zahid Library Officer University of Management and Technology Lahore

3

Arslan Farooq LISolutions Islamabad

4

Asif Ali Librarian Hailey College of Commerce Lahore

5

Asma Siddique Project Supprt Officer (Library) Health Services Academy Islamabad

6

Athar Rehman Database Administrator Quaid-e-Azam Library Lahore

7

Farzana Koukab Librarian SPARC Islamabad

8

Fazal-e-Raziq Additional Director Library NUML Islamabad

9

Ghulam Murtaza Rafique Librarian The University of Lahore Lahore

10

Hafeez-ur-Rahman Library Assistant ICCC, PAEC Islamabad

11

Hina Musarrat
Research Librarian
Pakistan Navy War College
Lahore

12

Huma Waseem Malik Islamabad

13

Kaleem Haider Sr. Lib. Asstt. SID PINSTECH Islamabad

14

Khalil Ahmad Bhatti Jr-Librarian Civil Services Academy, Walton Cantt Lahore

15

M. Moqueet Afzaal Assistant Librarian FAST Islamabad

16

Misbah Bashir Assistant Librarian The University of Faisalabad Faisalabad

17

Muhammad A. Ganaee Manager IRC IIUI Islamabad

18

Muhammad Asif Library Assistant Nishtar Medical College Library Multan

19

Muhammad Shakeeb Anwar Librarian Punjab College Rahim Yar Khan Rahim Yar Khan

20

Munazza Atif Classifier and Cataloger Librarian Kinnaird College for Women Lahore

21

Munir Alam Senior Library Assiatant PAEC Headquarters Islamabad

22

Nasim Irshad Assistant Librarian FUAST Islamabad

23

Nusrat Nadeem Library Assistant NUST Islamabad

24

Osman Ahmad Malik Sr. Engr. SID PINSTECH Islamabad

25

Rakhshanda Kokab Chief Librarian The University of Lahore Lahore

26

Rauf Ahmed Assistant Librarian IRI, IIUI Islamabad

27

Riaz Abbasi Librarian ICMAP Islamabad

28

Shafiq Ahmad Librarian HCBF, University of The Punjab Lahore

29

Shah Din Librarian ICMAP Islamabad

30

Shahid Amin Librarian Cantonment Public Library Rawalpindi

31

Siddique-ur-Rehman Librarian The University of Lahore Lahore

32

Zahid Iqbal Assistant Director (Sotware) IIUI Islamabad

33

Zahir Shah Librarian ICMAP Islamabad

Pictorial Highlights of Training are given below:


The following topics of Koha ILS were covered in the training:

  • Introduction to ILS
  • Patrons Management
  • OPAC
  • Introduction to MARC
  • Cataloging Module
  • Serials Module
  • Circulation Module
  • Acquisition / Budget / Funds
  • Reports Module
  • Tools Module
  • Koha Advanced Topics / Issues
    • Backup
    • Cron Jobs
    • Customization
    • Zebra Server Management
  • Introduction to GSDL
  • Introduction to DSpace

 

 

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