The National Center for Rural Development Government of Pakistan (NCRD) organized a 05 days training workshop on Koha from April 02 to 06, 2018 at the main Lecture Hall Chak Shehzad Islamabad. There were 14 sessions in totality and each session lasted for 90 minutes. The topic of the workshop was “Role of Information and Communication Technologies in Library Management by using Koha”. Library and IT professionals from across the country (Islamabad, Rawalpindi, KP, Baluchistan, Punjab, and Sindh province) attended the workshop.
Mr. Sher Afzal Chief Librarian Air University Islamabad was the key resource person of the Koha training. He delivered 14 lectures on “koha Integrated Library Management System”. The Objective of the workshop was to equip the librarians with the practical skills to use Koha ILMS in the management system of libraries.
About the Author:
Mr Sher Afzal Khan is a key resource person for Koha and DSpace in Pakistan and organized 83 workshops in Pakistan. He is also the approved trainer of Higher Education Commission Pakistan on Open Source Software and pioneer country Ambassador for Pakistan. He successfully implanted Koha and DSpace in 43 plus organization/Universities within Pakistan. He is also running the official blogs and Facebook page and provides free assistance and gaudiness to koha and DSpace users in Pakistan as well as globally. He also participate activity in kohacon conference as speaker and represent Pakistan. He also organized recently Pakistan Open Sauce Summit in which a large number of people participated. The link of his blogs and other voluntary Facebook page are as follows:
1. The Link of Official Blogs of Koha and Dspace Pakistan
2. The link of Facebook page for Koha and Dspace Pakistan
All the participants showed composed mind and expressed their excitement during the whole workshop. They actively took part in all sessions and tried their best to learn the management software offered in the workshop.
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