Using Windows Subsystem for Linux in Windows 10

Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL) is an optional feature in Windows 10 that provides the users with a Lightweight Linux console environment within the Windows Operating System. WSL adds a compatibility layer, which allows you to run the Linux binaries to the native Windows 10 OS. I tried Debian Bullseye with WSL that works well. Ubuntu, OpenSuse, Kali Linux are also available. Watch the below video to get started with WSL. In this video, I show how do we start a VM using WSL and install apache web server in it. You can install any web application like Koha for learning purposes.

NB: I do not personally recommend this to use koha for production purpose

Ten Day’s National Online Workshop on Koha

Happy to announce our National level online workshop on Koha ILS begins from November 1 to 10, 2021. organized by Unity Services, Changanassery, Kottayam, Kerala.

PROGRAMME HIGHLIGHTS

• Live virtual classroom
• Koha on Cloud for training
• Printed course content
• Printed certificate

TOPICS

• Preparations for the implementation
• Koha installation on cloud
• System maintenance
• All Koha modules

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. Mahesh Palamuttath is a tech-savvy young library professional with above 4 years of focused IT experience in Linux, Open source and Windows technology, Technologies known, Linux Debian/Ubuntu, WordPress, Drupal, Joomla, Apache Web Server, MariaDB/MySQL, PHP, Javascript, XML, HTML, CSS, Web Security, cPanel, Shell Scripting, Tomcat, Koha ILS, Dspace, Vufind, Windows Server, VirtualBox, etc

Registration link: https://pages.razorpay.com/nationalkoha

Session on Getting Started with Koha in the Cloud

It is my pleasure to had a session in the 10 days of Koha online training program (Malayalam) conducted by unity services, changanassery, Kottayam, Kerala. My session was on “Getting Started with Koha in the Cloud” under which I tried to convince the candidates about the factors which are taken into consideration while working with the cloud. the following areas have been discussed in the session along with a practical demonstration.

  • How to deploy a VPS/Cloud Server
  • How to register a Domain name
  • An introduction to Amazon Web Services (AWS), Google Cloud Platform (GCP) and Upcloud
  • Things to do after getting a VPS/Cloud server
  • Koha installation – domain based
  • Setting up FREE SSL Certificate

Of course, It was a nice experience with Dr. Vimal Kumar sir, Mr. Subeesh Gopinathan, and the entire candidates. although my session was purely a technical side, I hope candidates could have understood what are the things that are being done behind the configuration at least.

Once again, I extend my thanks to all.

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

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

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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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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