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Basics of Library Automation, KOHA Library Management Software & Data Migration: Challenges with Case Studies
Vinod Kumar Mishra
ISBN : 9788170008149
Year Of Publication : 2016
Price : US$61

   
About the Book

This book fulfills the academic requirements of all levels of students and faculty of library and information science as well as research scholars who wish to do research in library automation and open source solutions.  Apart from above, this book is equally useful for Koha workshop trainers, computer professionals, Koha vendors and who wish to implement the Koha software and migration of data from their existing software or Microsoft Excel. The book focuses on basics of library automation, Koha library management system, and data migration. Many case studies of successful Koha implementations and migration of data from excel/software have been included for the purpose of better understanding of the readers.               

The students of bachelors’/masters’ courses of library and information science will get a clear theoretical as well as practical knowledge about library automation, Koha, data migration, etc. As the book is based on practical hands-on experience gained by the author in premier Indian institutes like IIT’s, NIT’s and ISRO, etc., the content provides the real time problems and their solutions for efficient and successful implementation of automation solutions.



About the Author

The author has rich practical experience in almost all domains of library and information science and has worked in country’s leading institutes like IIT Kanpur and IIT Roorkee and ISRO. He is presently working in NIT Rourkela. He has also worked in ISO certified schools. The author did his B.Sc., B.Lib & I.Sc and M.Lib & I.Sc. From Banaras Hindu University (BHU) and did Master in Sociology from CSJMU, Kanpur. He also has a Diploma in computer applications. Author has contributed many articles in national and international conferences and Journals as well as delivered invited lectures in the field of library and information science. He has conducted many workshops in the capacity of Convener/Co-convener and has been invited as a resource person in many workshops.

He was instrumental in implementing Koha Software at various institutes like the Central University of Assam, Central University of Gujrat, Central University of Jammu, Central University of Odisha, IISER Bhopal to name a few. Apart from above author is having a wealth of experience on other open source software like DSpace, Joomla, Wordpress, Newgenlib, and Ubuntu. The author supports implementation of open source solution for libraries on a voluntary basis in India and abroad via remote logins, community support forums and by creating tools like live DVD. Author has developed a website http://mishravk.com/ for the assistance of library and information community with a motto “Empowering Library Professionals to Empower Society (ELPES)”.



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