5-days National Training Workshop on Library Automation Package KOHA concludes

Islamabad: Pakistan Scientific and Technological Information Centre, (PASTIC), a subsidiary organization of Pakistan Science Foundation, PSF (Ministry of Science and Technology), specialized in handling and dissemination of scientific information organized a Training/Workshop on the KOHA open source Integrated Library Management System software from 20-24th February 2012.

The objective of the workshop was to acquaint the library and information personnel with information handling and management techniques for enabling the participants to automate their libraries using KOHA software.

KOHA is one of the premiere Integrated Library System software solutions in the world. During the interactive workshop speakers and experts delivered lectures on key modules i.e., Acquisition, Cataloguing, Circulation, Serials Control and OPAC. A total of 25 librarians representing different S and T libraries of Islamabad, Rawalpindi, Bahawalpur, Hyderabad and Lahore attended the training workshop. Distinguished Professor Dr. Aslam Baig, Chairman Department of Physics, Quaid-e-Azam University, Islamabad chaired concluding session of the workshop, held at PSF auditorium on Friday 24th February.

While addressing audience he appreciated services of PASTIC as information provider. He requested the librarians that they should discourage the act of plagiarism. He also distributed certificates to the participants who successfully completed the training.

Mr. Habib Jafferi, Sr Librarian at PASTIC and Chief Organizer of the workshop presented a brief report of the workshop. He hoped that this training will help librarians, to make better use of KOHA for building Integrated Library Management Systems in order to achieve data exchange and better management of their Libraries.

The Director General, PASTIC, Dr. Khalil Ahmad Ibupoto paid thanks to all the guests. He added that PASTIC is further planning to improve the capacity of library professionals by such trainings in near future.

PASTIC has been organizing such workshops from time to time to train the librarians on state-of-the art software’s and technologies.

For more information, contact:
Pakistan Science Foundation
1-Constitution Avenue,
Sector G-5/2, Islamabad
Tel: + 92 51 9202469-70
Fax: + 92 51 9202468

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