Koha ILS Online Training (Malayalam)

Unity Services Changanassery conducting online training on Koha ILS from October 1 to 10. The training will teach you the preparations for installing koha, basics of Linux, detailed study of all modules, data security provisions, and how to handle the Malayalam language in Koha software.

It is my pleasure to be the backend support for the cloud-based koha platform for the training program

Besides, you will be provided a Koha user guide (Unleashing Koha: the complete library solution)

Resource Persons

Dr. Vimal Kumar V has been teaching and writing about Linux and Koha for more than 15 years. A library professional and an expert in Free and Open Source software. His Koha Geek blog is trendy among the Library and Information Science community.

Mr. Subeesh Gopinathan is a tech-savvy young library professional. He is interested in knowing and understanding technology changes. He explores and experiments the Linux-based operating systems and Open Source solutions in libraries. Also acts as a resource person for Koha training programs.

Register on https://pages.razorpay.com/koha

The registration fee is Rs.600

The last date for registration is September 28, 202

For more information call, Subeesh Gopinathan 8547833736

Opening a Digital Library System at Global English School, Calicut

 

It gives immense happiness when professional friends do things rather than usual tasks at the library. Every professional should attempt to implement web 2.0 applications for library services and users.

Ms. Amina Jasmina (Librarian, Global English School, Calicut), my good friend, is an enthusiastic professional having a passion for knowing and learning new technologies for library services. It was she, who implemented the Integrated library system (koha) at the library, She has also noticed the indeed of having digital facilities for the students into the eye of school management. and she is hosting an inaugural function for the opening of a digital library at her school. The function will be inaugurated by Mr. S.L.Faisal  (Librarian, Kendriya Vidyalaya, Pattom, Trivandrum) at 2. PM on 07/09/2021. (Tomorrow)

Mr. S.L.Faisal is an inspiring library professional, who has done several innovative things at the library. Recently he was selected for the coveted award for redesigning the concept of the school library by experimenting with several web-based tools and customized them to deliver learning resources with innovative services to students.

This function will be hosted through Google Meet,

I extend my gratitude to the entire team for choosing me as one of the back-ends of the system.

Once, again, I would like to appreciate Ms. Amina Jasmina and the entire school team for the effort. All the best.

Virtual Library: https://wakelet.com/@Librarianges

Digital Library: https://linktr.ee/GlobalEnglishSchoolclt

NB: There are lot of tools and websites that offer completely free for various purposes, library professionals can make use of that without investing any money in it, until and unless we have a keen interest.

Welcome Vimal Jyothi Engineering College to the Cloud Hosted Koha Service

Vimal Jyothi Engineering College, Chemberi. Kannur , Kerala, India, migrated from NewGenLib LMS to Koha ILS on the cloud

Vimal Jyothi Engineering College, Chemberi chooses me for Koha Support

I am happy to announce that Vimal Jyothi Engineering College, Chemberi has chosen to me for the migration from a NewGenLib library software to Koha on my hosted Koha on the cloud platform.

About Vimal Jyothi Engineering College

Vimal Jyothi Engineering College (VJEC) is an educational project of the Archdiocese of Thallassery established in the year 2002 and is managed by Meshar Diocesan Educational Trust. The college is approved by AICTE and affiliated to APJ Abdul Kalam Technological University ( KTU). VJEC is a self-financing catholic minority institution aiming at generating a fervor for Engineering and Technology in students. Here we inspire, nurture and foster them to realize their career potential in the field of Engineering and Technology.

With profound insight into the resource requirements of the higher education system, VJEC has proudly set up world-class infrastructure complemented with intellectual capital in the form of competent faculty. Many of the facilities are way beyond the regulatory requirements aiming for learning beyond the syllabus to address the requirements of the industry. These material facilities along with value-added programs and student support systems are the integral facets of empowerment at VJEC.

Digital library, industry-supported project labs, language lab, and student chapters of professional bodies such as IEEE, ISOI, IETE, SAE, CSI offer an extensive range of resources, opportunities, and services to the outcome-based teaching-learning process. Effective implementation of quality control processes ensures Engineering graduates with the expected level of knowledge, skill, and attitude.

From: https://www.vjec.ac.in/about/about-vjec/

About the Library

Welcome to the Central Library and Information Center. The Library System of Vimal Jyothi Engineering College Started at the initial stage of College with 30,000 books. The VJEC library system consists of a Central Library, MBA Library, and six departmental libraries that collectively support the teaching and extension programs of the institute.

The Library & Information division of Vimal Jyothi Engineering college offers its services to about 2000 users comprising students of different branches of Engineering and faculty from various departments of the college and neighboring institutions.

The primary mission of the library is to support the educational and research programs of the institute by providing physical and intellectual access to information, consistent with the present and the anticipated educational and research functions of the institute. In accordance with the objectives of the institute, the library aims to develop a comprehensive collection of documents useful for the faculty and the student community of the institute.

The OPAC is available at https://library.vjec.ac.in

Vaidyaratnam P.S. Varier Ayurveda College moved from E-Granthalaya to Koha

I am grateful to be selected for the mission of migrating data from E-Granthalaya library software to Koha ILS at Vaidyaratnam P.S. Varier Ayurveda College Library, Kottakkal, Malappuram, Kerala. Above 24861+ collections with patron data and images were successfully migrated, merging unique bibliographic records, adding bulk punctuation mark, custom fields from the available fields etc. More than 8 days were taken for the back-end as well as for the implementation  work.  Both Mrs. Deepa K  (Chief Librarian) and Mrs. Sindhu (Assistant Librarian) mesdames were so co-operative and available accordingly even during this pandemic.   I am also thankful to the entire management for preferring me for the project.

The following were also done along with Koha

  • In-out Management System
  • Email Configuration for sending notifications to patrons
  • Automatic database backup and sync to cloud storage
  • Implemented DSpace digital repository for the conservation of old text

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Designing an Open-Access Platform for Publishing Scholarly Journals

I was trying to create a demo platform for publishing scholarly journals of institutions under the University of Calicut using the Open Journal System (OJS). It is a demo proposal of my M.Phil thesis entitled ‘Design and Development of an Open-Access Portal for the Scholarly Journals of Institutions under Calicut University’. unfortunately, the installation was not successful, as the latest version of OJS met with several dependencies. after frequent tries, I approached my Tech-guru Dr. Vimal Kumar sir. He too tried but the result was the same as what I received. As he is a man with a wide range network of both library and non-library professionals all over the world, he brought me into contact with Mr. Jeremiah Kellogg Library Faculty, Systems, Eastern Oregon University Library. who helped me creating a VirtualBox image of OJS on Debian OS. and troubleshot the issues that I faced while installing on my PC. I am so grateful to both Dr. Vimal Kumar sir and Mr. Jeremiah Kellogg.

Step by step of Installing OJS 

Install LAMP Stack

LAMP Stack on Debian

LAMP Stack on Ubuntu

After installing LAMP Stack, do the following

sudo systemctl reload apache2 && sudo systemctl restart apache2

Create a directory under webroot of apache, I name the directory as ojs

sudo mkdir /var/www/html/ojs

Navigate to ojs directory

cd /var/www/html/ojs/

Download the latest archive of OJS from the official website

sudo wget https://pkp.sfu.ca/ojs/download/ojs-3.3.0-3.tar.gz

Extract the archive

sudo tar -xvzf ojs-3.3.0-3.tar.gz

Navigate to one folder back

cd ..

Move entire directories and hidden files to the ojs directory

sudo mv /var/www/html/ojs/ojs-3.3.0-3/* /var/www/html/ojs/

Provide write permission to the following directories and file

cd /ojs

sudo chown -R www-data config.inc.php public/ cache/

Navigate to /var/www directory and create a directory for uploading files and give appropriate permission

cd /var/www

sudo mkdir files

sudo chmod -R 777 files/

Create a virtual host, if you are mapping with the domain then create a database, user, and password

sudo mysql -uroot -p  (provide mysql root password)

create database ojs;
grant all privileges on ojs.* to 'ojs'@'localhost' identified by 'ojs123';
flush privileges;
quit;

Restart apache

sudo systemctl reload apache2 && sudo systemctl restart apache2

It is ready now, visit

127.0.1.1/ojs or yourdomain.com

Visit my demo OJS: OAJP CALICUT UNIVERSITY

Reference:

https://openjournalsystems.com/ojs-3-user-guide/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p5svWg1Bgj4

My first article got published

It’s with immense pleasure and pride, my article got published in the book entitled The Inclination of Library Professionals to Modern Tools in the Knowledge Era, which consists of ten articles that reflect the innovative practices of libraries in the digital environment. Which was co-edited by V., Vimal Kumar, and Savithry T.K published by Kerala Library Association, Kottayam region. The book includes ten papers dealing with various topics that can influence the work-life of the library professionals and the academic community. The subjects discussed in the book are library networks, e-resources, scholarly publishing, digital libraries, knowledge management, Web 2.0, and blockchain technology, etc.

I take this opportunity to thank them, for providing me with a chance to contribute to the book. This book is published under Creative Common License for the free flow of knowledge.

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Unleashing Koha: the complete library solution book released

Unleashing Koha: the complete library solution is a Koha user guide that suits all, whether you are a Library and Information Science student or a professional. It includes information on the emergence of Koha, the selection of Linux-based operating systems, Debian/Ubuntu basics, installation of Koha, Koha modules, administration, maintenance, and Koha learning resources. This book gives the step-by-step instructions with clear explanations that demystify Koha. The authors of the book are Library Science professionals and Koha experts.

This book is for Library and Information Science students and professionals with little or no Koha knowledge. It takes you, step by step, through what you need to know to work with Koha.

  • Gives an idea on how to prepare for Koha installation.
  • Configuration of newly installed Koha.
  • Learn fundamental operations of all Koha modules.
  • Introduction to Debian/Linux administration for Koha.
  • Simplified Koha system maintenance.
  • Introduce various resources to keep in touch with the changes in Koha software.
  • Unleashing Koha: the complete library solution is the learning companion you need. It provides hands-on training that lets you dive deep into Koha, the Free Integrated Library Management system.

About the authors

Vimal Kumar V has been teaching and writing about Linux and Koha for more than 15 years. A library professional and an expert in Free and Open Source software. His Koha Geek blog is trendy among the Library and Information Science community.

Subeesh Gopinathan is a tech-savvy young library professional. He is interested in knowing and understanding technology changes. He explores and experiments the Linux-based operating systems and Open Source solutions in libraries. Also acts as a resource person for Koha training programs.

Now you can place an order for the book through GooglePay or any other UPI based payment app. The price of the book is Rs. 400.

Contact Name: Subeesh Gopinathan

Google Pay contact number: 8547833736

UPI ID-  subeeshgopinathan1990@oksbi , 8547833736@upi

Put Rs. 400 and give a detailed mailing address with PIN code in GooglePay.

For queries, contact to subeeshgopinathan1990@gmail.com