One day Workshop on Koha and Library Automation

National Virtual Library of India (Ministry of Culture, Govt. of India)

October 12th, 2018 to October 12th, 2018

Course Content Teaching Faculty Who Should Attend
Duration and Venue Criteria for Certification Course Fee
How to Apply Accommodation Note
Address For Communication

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Instructions for Enrolling in the workshop Participating Remote Centers

Registration Closed List of participants


For the One Day Koha workshop, you can upload any kind of identity proof during your sign up and public libraries can add their incharge name instead of principal.

Click here - Guidelines for Coordinators and participants of One day Workshop on Koha and Library Automation- 12 October 2018

Koha is a state of the art library management software. It is open source software and hence one can use it free of cost. Koha allows total customization and complete control of library data at a fraction of the cost of a proprietary system. Its main strength is its web accessibility and ease of use. Libraries do not have to install the software on staff and user terminals. Koha supports all library housekeeping activities such as Acquisition, Cataloging, Circulation, Serial Control, Patron Management, and OPAC. It also supports Web 2.0 tools. Thus, Koha can be readily configured to the needs of each library and is updated with new features frequently.

Koha training is generally provided over a period of a few days at an expense of several thousand rupees. We offer the same training in one day at a cost of Rs. 500, using the award-winning Spoken Tutorial methodology. The IIT Bombay Team has created high-quality Koha Spoken Tutorials, especially suitable for self-learning. Participants will learn 'Koha' by listening to Spoken Tutorials and practising them on live 'Koha' software, at a Remote Centre conveniently located. There will be live interactions between the participants at the Remote Centres and Koha experts at IIT Bombay or IGNOU or both. Thus, this workshop will be conducted through a blended mode.

This workshop is organised under the aegis of the National Virtual Library of India, funded by the Ministry of Culture.


It will be a one day workshop, on 12 October 2018. All participants have to go to their chosen remote centre (RC). There will be live video interaction through A-VIEW at the beginning. After that, all participants who will join this course from a remote centre will learn Koha, using the computers at that RC. In the evening, we shall connect through A-VIEW again, carry out discussions and end the programme. There will be about 4 hours available for Koha training and 2 hours for interactions. Participants at each Remote Centre will be helped by a course coordinator who would have attended a Coordinators' workshop at IIT Bombay on 29 Sept. 2018.

Course content

Following topics will be covered in this workshop:

  • Overview of Koha
  • Installation of Koha
  • Create a Library
  • Create a Super librarian
  • Add an Item type
  • Create MARC Framework
  • Set Currency
  • Add Budget & Fund allocation
  • How to place an order for a Book
  • Cataloging
  • Circulation
  • Catalogue Serial subscriptions
  • Add subscription in Serials
  • Receive Serials
  • Close a Budget
  • Global system preferences
  • OPAC
  • Access to self-Library account in OPAC
Please note that the medium of instruction for this workshop is English.

Teaching Faculty

Prof. Kannan Moudgalya, Principal Investigator, NVLI and Spoken Tutorial Project, IIT Bombay
Prof. Uma Kanjilal, Director Library Sciences, IGNOU
Dr. Manju Naika, Central Library, IIT Bombay
Ms. Nancy Varkey, Spoken Tutorial Project, IIT Bombay
Dr. Bella Tony, Spoken Tutorial Project, IIT Bombay

Who Should Attend

This workshop will be provided to two types of participants:

(1) Librarians , who will need training on the use of Koha software

(2) System Administrators, who will need training on the installation and maintenance of the Koha software

Please note: If your designation is not the same as system administrator then please select 'technical assistant' as your designation at the time of registration.

Duration and Venue

The workshop will be conducted at various remote centres in the country on
Friday, 12 October 2018 from 9.30 AM to 6.00 PM. This workshop will be conducted through a blended mode, using both live video conferencing facility (A-VIEW) and Hands-on sessions at remote centres. To see the workshop schedule, please click here

Criteria for Certification

E-certificate will be provided to the participants after successful completion of the workshop and filling up the feedback form.

Course Fee

Every participant (both Librarian and the System Administrator) has to pay Rs. 100 as the course fee to IIT Bombay at the time of online registration. On the day of the workshop, i.e., on
12 October 2018
, they have to pay Rs. 400 to the Remote Centre that they would be attending, to defray the cost of organising the workshop, lunch and coffee/tea.

Please note that the registration fee once paid is neither refundable nor adjustable under any circumstances.

E-certificate will be provided to the participants after successful completion of the workshop and filling up the feedback form.

How to Apply

Enrollment will be strictly online, and no other mode of application will be entertained. The online registration for Koha workshop will start on 20 September 2018. The last date of registration is
11 October 2018, 05.00 PM.

Registration process for this workshop:

  • Sign up using your valid email id. Remember your email id and password for future programs.
  • After verification of your sign up, your account will be created on the NMEICT website.
  • Login on the website with the verified account.
  • Go to Announcements, select the course, and register.
  • After successful registration, you will receive an automated email.


Not applicable


  • Neither IIT Bombay nor the Remote Centre will bear the travel expense of the participating representatives. There shall also be no accommodation provided to the participants.
  • All participants are required to bring earphones, as they will have to listen to video tutorials. Without earphones, the workshop will not at all be effective. All Participants are also encouraged to bring their own laptops, if possible. If participants cannot bring a laptop, they should bring one 8 GB pen drive.
  • As this workshop is mainly hands-on, it is mandatory for all System Administrators to bring a laptop and a earphone when they come for the workshop. System administrators will be required to install `Koha' software on Ubuntu Virtual Machine (VM) during the workshop.

Address For Communication

Dr. Kalpana Kannan
Project Coordinator, ESOS Project
Department of CSE, Kanwal Rekhi Building,
Indian Institute of Technology Bombay,
Mumbai - 400 076.
Tel.: +91-22-2576 4989
Fax: +91-22-2572 0022
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